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Painted Stepping Stones

Patio Paint Outdoor™

Painted Stepping Stones
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Painted Stepping Stones

designed by Adam Grant

You can cerate your own painted stepping stones to brighten upi your outdoor space. This design is inspired by traditional quilt patterns. By using Patio Paint Outdoor™, you know your stones will stay bright and bold for years to come.

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SUPPLIES

Patio Paint Outdoor™

  • Summer Sky Blue (DCP10)
  • Sunshine Yellow (DCP06)

Other supplies

  • ruler
  • damp rag
  • 1" painter's tape
  • small liner brush
  • concrete stepping-stone
  • colored chalk
  • stiff bristle brush
  • medium flat brush
  • stir sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Start by making sure the stone is as clean as possible. Brush any loose particles off the stepping stone by wiping off with a damp rag. Make sure the stone is dry before you begin your project. For size reference, the stepping stone in this project measures 11 3/4" squared.

  1. Use a ruler and chalk to measure and mark the stone in a 16 block grid.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Continue to use the ruler and chalk to make diagonal lines, following the pattern provided.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Once all lines are drawn, use chalk in the corresponding color to your paint to draw a Y for yellow on the all sections to be painted yellow, a G for green, and a B for blue until all sections have a letter representing a color.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use tape to mask off around all sections to be painted blue. Paint with blue paint using a medium flat brush. Let dry. Add a second coat of blue paint and let dry. Romove tape.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Repeat previous step for the yellow sections. Apply 2-3 coats of paint, let paint dry between coats. Remove tape.
    Step 4 Example
  6. For green, thoroughly mix 50% Sunshine Yellow and 50% Summer Sky Blue together. Stir with a stir stick (optional) or a paint brush to blend. Optional: you may wish to paint the sides of your stepping stone with green so be sure to mix enough paint. A stiff bristle brush can be used to apply paint to sides of stone.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Mask off around the sections to be painted green. Paint 2 coats of paint. Let paint dry between coats. Remove tape.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use small liner brush to fix any lines where paint bled under tape's edge.
    Step 7 Example
  9. DecoArt Patio Paint Outdoor is weather-proof, so no sealer is required for a durable, long-lasting, satin finish.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Follow the same instructions using the additional patterns provided to create a set of three artful stones for your garden path.
    Step 9 Example