We have worked hard to make out back porch/patio an extension of our home and a place where we love to spend time and the ugly/dirty/stained concrete was such an eyesore. By the way you can find links and info on last years spring back porch here:
This is after pressure washing and using a concrete cleaner/etcher which did help clean some of the red mud staining off but still, lots were left. So after debating for over a year if I wanted to or should paint it I finally bit the bullet and did it and I am so glad I did!
I will detail the process and what products I used below and next spring I will try to add an update to how it has held up. I opted to have it mixed in the same paint color as our house which is SW Elephant Ear.
I almost wish I would have gone one level darker just because it reads much lighter on the flat horizontal surface than on our house even though the color is a perfect match. It contains acid which can cause chemical burns so make sure to wear eye protection, gloves, use in a ventilated area, etc.) This BEHR porch and patio floor paint went on very easily and covered in 1 coat. I also have seen some amazing stripes, stencils, or faux tile look created with paint and think that would be super fun! Our porch is fairly narrow and once I the rug and table and other things added I just wasn’t sure you would see much of any design… but maybe I could go back with a stenciled design that would be darker on top of this one day? For now, I am just happy to have all the stains gone, have a clean pretty back porch, and get it all set up so we can enjoy meals and this gorgeous spring weather out here!
It hasn’t gotten wet yet but there is still the exact same concrete rough texture to it so I don’t see this making it more slippery.