This past weekend I gave my tired old front porch a fresh coat of paint. The wood is very worn, and has been painted many, many times…both by me and previous owners. Over the years I have done painted rugs, large diamonds, and various borders on this porch floor. I have also painted the risers of the front steps, using various stencil designs. But, because there are so many layers on the floor now and because the wood is old and deteriorating, the paint does not survive after the Winter. This year I must replace my back porch floor, which is in even worse condition. So, I decided to just sand the front porch floor and stairs and give them a coat of grey porch paint, to get one more year out of it. However… if your floors are in decent shape, I strongly urge you to do a little experimenting. I searched through my digital pictures and could not find any of my own porch. I only have some actual photos and no scanner, so I am posting some work done by others to give you a little inspiration.
This porch floor is by Norman Warren.