Extend concrete patio are available in a variety of shapes, designs and sizes designed to illuminate the dull, gray plate deprived of the beauty of your patio. Many of these templates are available in pre-packaged kits, making the process of stenciling on concrete a manageable task even for the most inexperienced do-it-yourselfers. With some careful planning and a few days to keep your kids or pets away from fresh color, you will be able to enjoy your own piece of patio art.
Scrub concrete patio floor to remove all dirt and loose pieces of concrete. The color or stain best attaches to a clean, smooth surface. Tape outside the area where the template will go. Cover the rest of the patio and all surrounding areas with plastic film secured with masking tape. If you plan to spray the stain, be aware that droplets of stain often become the air and sit on the floor a few meters away, creating a thin mist on other parts of the floor. To avoid this, the surrounding area covers several feet in each direction.
Apply one or two layers of a concrete primer to the area you plan to stencil. The primer will create the desired texture and allow the stain to adhere firmly to the floor. If your stencil pattern needs a base coat, you may have primer tinted to eliminate one step in your painting. Allow the primer plenty of time to dry before proceeding to the next step. Heat area with a heat gun for about 5 minutes if the weather is cold. Stencils do not always stick well to extend concrete, so warming it will improve your end result.