Spruce Up a Deck With a Painted "Rug"

Are you thinking of giving your deck a new look? HGTV shows you how paint can create a completely new look for your deck!

 

Spruce Up a Deck With a Painted "Rug"

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions and see how exterior paint and painter's tape can breathe new life into an old deck.

By Brian Patrick Flynn 

Materials Needed:

exterior paint • roller handle
• painter's tape • roller cover
• tape measure • paint pan
• pencil • pan liner
• notepad • straightedge
• 2-inch paintbrush  

 

Paint Background Deck

Pour exterior paint into pan liner placed in paint pan. Add roller cover to paint roller, then add two thorough coats of base color to deck.

Measure and Tape

Once base color is dry to the touch, use tape measure to determine dimensions of painted area rug. Jot dimensions down on the notepad. Referring to notepad, mark rug dimensions directly onto deck with pencil and straightedge. Using pencil marks as a guide, press painter's tape directly along outside edge of mark.

Paint Rug

Pour exterior paint into pan liner placed in paint pan. Add roller cover to paint roller, then add two thorough coats of area rug color directly to deck

 

Reposition Tape

Once the painted "rug" is dry to the touch, slowly peel back painter's tape. Touch up any bleed marks using 2-inch paintbrush. Reposition tape along inside edge of area rug.

Tape Border

Use tape measure to determine dimensions of border. Jot dimensions down on notepad. Referring to notes, mark the border dimensions directly onto deck with pencil and straightedge. Using pencil marks as guide, press painter's tape directly along outside edge of mark.

Paint Border

Pour exterior paint into pan liner placed in paint pan. Add roller cover to paint roller, then add two thorough coats of area rug color directly to deck.

Remove Area Rug Border Tape

Once paint is dry to the touch, slowly peel back painter's tape. Touch up any bleed marks using 2-inch paintbrush. Give deck at least 24 hours to cure before walking on it.

 

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