Spring is here!! With spring cleaning, donating and switching out seasonal clothing in my kids drawers, I am so excited to finally get outside. We are so excited for our outdoor projects that we are planning!! We are planning a concrete paint/stain project on our outdoor patio this spring. I went to Sherwin Williams to look at their concrete stains and was so impressed at their samples!
We are probably going to go with their paint/stain, not the acid stain. I have seen some of the most amazing acid stain jobs on concrete but I think for our patio and the fact that we usually DIY everything, we are going to go with the paint/stain. The very cool think about the Sherwin Williams concrete paint/stain is that you can pick whatever color they have in the store and they will tint your concrete paint that color. They didn’t tell me that when I originally sauntered in to Sherwin Williams last year asking questions about all of the different concrete stains. So……here comes the reason for my post!!! Is a lighter color better for a concrete stain because it won’t be hot on your bare feet, or would a darker color be better to hide the dirt? And….would it be too much to use the same color that I used on our house siding? Lighter might be prettier but dirtier? Ed hates it when concrete burns his feet. HA! It’s not like we have a pool:) Why do we have bare feet anyway? Hmmm……any suggestions?
The rug is actually a turf rug. It actually looks like an indoor Berber carpet. We got this a few years ago at Carpet Land and were very pleased with it because it was so large and I couldn’t find indoor/outdoor carpets this large. This is before power washing the concrete and rug! Spring cleaning is in order!