DIY Painted Brick Pavers
I gave my front porch a makeover by painting the brick pavers and it turned out amazing!
The brick pavers on my front door step need a major overhaul (and the driveway) but it’s not in the budget right now. I had leftover paint from when we painted the patio concrete slab like an outdoor rug and I thought it would be a great idea to try it with the pavers since the patio slab is holding us so well!
Here is a before shot of my front landing area. Now you know why you never see it on my blog!
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The power of paint is amazing! Here’s what you’ll need for this project.
- primer (this one is my absolute favorite primer)
- porch and patio paint – one in light grey, one in charcoal grey (the slate grey & silver grey would be great alternating colors in this porch and patio paint). You can see the exact paints I used in this post).
- 2 sash paint brushes
1.First and vacuum the area well to get rid of any dirt and debris.
2. Paint all the pavers with the primer. (I used grey tint primer on the back patio concrete slab but I ran out of the grey tint and just used the white tint I had on hand.) I painted one good thick coat of the primer over the pavers.
3. Figure out a pattern before you start painting and paint half the pavers with the light grey paint. Paint two coats letting dry in between coats.
4. Paint the rest of the pavers with the charcoal grey paint with two coats letting dry in between coats (the light grey in the photo below looks white but they are light grey with charcoal grey).
And that’s it! I didn’t use a sealant or anything and they have been fine
2019 Update: they are still in amazing shape and some of them are exposed to the weather!
I love how it turned out!
Now I have to figure out what to do with the driveway but I’m definitely not painting it 😉
I added some faux greenery along with real (in the planters) for a fun photo shoot to go along with the new painted pavers.
You can see what the brick pavers look like one year later by clicking here!
Be sure to watch my short video on DIY painted brick pavers:
Thanks to Balsam Hill for the beautiful faux greenery, flowers and rattan baskets.
Large outdoor rattan basket planter
Medium outdoor rattan basket planter
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Painted Brick Pavers One Year Later
I love the pavers painted! Those wicker baskets are my favorite! I think I need to get a couple more 🙂
Thank you, Stacy! I’m loving those wicker baskets too.
Your front porch looks awesome!! It turned out great. Your wreath and peonies look so pretty, they look real.
Thank you so much, Pamela.
The paint made such a huge difference. I also have that succulent wreath and love it. It all looks so beautiful and so inviting!
You know it, girl! Power of paint! I love the succulent wreath! Thanks Danielle.
What a difference a little paint made.Everything came together beautifully.Thanks.
Thanks Marlene! Paint makes such a huge different, doesn’t it?
I love the couch!! And the pavers, lol
Thank you, Mary!
Such a sweet and inviting entry! Love your style.
Aww, thanks Kim!
Hi.. What kind of paint u were use it? Is’t wall paint or iron paint? Is’t last long even we step of it?
Hi Sheza, I used tinted driveway paint, it works perfect! The colours I used and are in this post: https://somuchbetterwithage.com/2017/05/how-to-paint-stripes-like-an-outdoor-rug-on-patio-concrete-slab/
wow, i love that you painted those two toned…they really remind me of the morrocan mosaic tiles. enjoy!
Thanks so much! I’m still enjoying them.
Love this. You were my favorite pick for Waste Not Wednesday
Painted bricks looks great and above all, such bricks can lend a very beautiful look to your driveway or pave way. I am currently stuck on the choice of my go to color.
This look awesome! I want to paint old paver beside our house. I wonder if this is going to slippery when its wet? Thank you
When I painted our bricks, they were not slippery when wet but our bricks were really rough feeling to begin with so that helped!