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How to: Painted Checker Floor Patio

Can you spruce up your concrete patio with paint?! Yes, you can! Today I am going to show you how I transformed my patio with a couple gallons of paint. You will be surprised just how easy a painted checker floor patio is.

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How to: Painted Checker Floor Patio

I knew that our patio needed some serious help. It was stained and just didn’t look as good as it could. All it took was a bit of time and some paint to completely transform it.


  • Valspar Porch, Floor, and Patio Paint in Satin – I used SW Shoji White for the base and a 50/50 mix of Natural Tan and Accessible Beige for the contrast color
  • Seal Crete Clear Seal in Satin
  • Paint roller
  • Paint tray
  • 2″ paint brush
  • Carpenter square
  • Framing square
  • 16×16″ piece of plywood

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    To start, I cleaned off my patio and scrubbed it with a broom and dish soap to get any gunk off. Once it was clean I hosed off any of the remaining soap and let the patio dry overnight.

    The next morning, I used some leftover Zinsser primer as a base, but I didn’t have enough to cover the patio. I don’t think it was truly needed. I just needed to use up that gallon.

    How to

    I started out rolling the Shoji White paint, using a paint brush to cut in on the corners and around the railings. I was sure to let the paint dry overnight before applying a second coat.

    To create the checkered look, I had my husband cut a piece of plywood into a 16″ square. I used my framing square and this template to start tracing out the pattern. This was honestly such a time consuming part of the project. I tried to make sure everything was square and in line.

    Once I got the first few squares marked out, the project started moving faster.

    After I completed a few squares, I painted them in with my darker color of paint. This was a mix of Natural Tan and Accessible Beige.

    I let all the paint dry for 48 hours, after that I came in with my patio sealer. Looking back, I am so glad I sealed this patio because it has made cleaning up after 3 little boys and a puppy so much easier.

    I did 2 coats of sealer and it was complete!

    I am so happy with how it came out, and now that it’s starting to cool off in south Alabama, I am excited to start spending more time outside in this space.

    How to: Painted Checker Floor Patio

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