On my list of many things to do was tiling our screened-in porch. I saw what Traci at Beneath My Heart did to her patio, inspiring me to do the same to my screened-in porch. She faux tiled her patio with stain.
First off, let me apologize for not taking pictures of the process beforehand. Unfortunately, I was without a camera when my husband (Charlie) and I started this project. My camera was left in Kentucky visiting our son who is stationed at Fort Campbell. A few days after I completed this, I got a new camera….Nikon Cool Pix L110 and let me tell you something…..I LOVE THIS CAMERA!
We used Quikrete products from Lowe’s. I cleaned the concrete with Quikrete concrete cleaner.
Charlie and I measured the porch from corner to corner to find the center. Once we found our center, we drew a line every 12 inches until we had all our squares. Because I couldn’t find half inch wide painters tape, I used half inch scotch tape. Once I taped all my squares, I taped newspaper around the whole porch so that when I sprayed my stain it wouldn’t get on the siding or the porch rails.
It took approximately 15 minutes to spray the whole porch. I am so glad I decided on spraying versus rolling it.
The next day, I rolled the sealer on applying two coats within a four hour timeframe.
I love the look my tile floor.