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DIY Faux Patio Tile

By: A Kailo Chic Life
May 22, 2017

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We moved into our current house 3 years ago, and since the beginning, I have wanted to spruce up our backyard patio. But the years kept passing and nothing happened. So, this spring I finally took the plunge and painted the concrete patio with a faux tile pattern! It turned out even better than I hoped and I am so excited to finally spend more time outdoors enjoying the space. 

While this project does take some time, it can easily be completed in a weekend. Which means you are only two days away from your dream outdoor space!

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living 8oz - Rock Garden
  • Angled Brush
  • Ruler
  • Paper Board
  • Large Oil Based Paint Pen

Instructions:

To begin, I cleared everything off of the patio and cleaned the surface be sweeping off all the dust and debris.

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Then I used DecoArt Americana Decor Outdoor Living paint in Rock Garden and a small angled brush to paint the entire patio surface. For my 12' by 12' space, I ended up using 7 jars of paint. 

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While the paint was drying, I cut out a 12" in diameter hexagon shape from a piece of paper board to create my stencil. I also cut a 14" long rectangle piece to use as a ruler for the straight lines inside the hexagons. 

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Once the paint was dry, I used a large oil based paint pen to trace around the hexagon pattern to create a honeycomb pattern. Then I came back and drew lines inside the hexagons to create a flower pattern. 

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If this pattern isn't your style, you can omit the inner lines or even use one of the many DecoArt Stencils instead. 

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Once the paint pen lines were dry (which only took about 10 minutes), the patio was complete and ready to furnish!

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I absolutely love the way the patio turned out and I just know we will be spending so much more time out there this summer. If you have ever considered painting your patio, I would recommend doing it! It is such a quick and inexpensive way to really makeover the space!

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Be sure to visit A Kailo Chic Life  for more projects and to learn more about Kara.

Comments

Hey there, amazing article, thank you, I love it! I'm thinking of doing something similar with some of our floors. Can I just ask, what kind of pen did you use? I'm having trouble finding something that looks like it would work! Thanks :)

Despina

March 7, 2021

Any oil-based paint pen should do the trick! Sharpie has one as Uline, they should be available online or in craft stores.

DecoArt

March 17, 2021

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