Upgrade your porch with these simple and quick ideas, plus fix those concrete crack eyesores easily
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Step on a crack under a ladder with a mirror and you have 9 years bad luck… or something like that right 😉
Regardless of what that silly superstition is, cracks are less than appealing and so are ugly porches, so when your
My parents own a gorgeous farmhouse on 40 acres and every aspect of it is just dreamy…
Except the back porch, which may seem minor except this is the entrance everyone uses.
So this weekend I thought we would roll up our sleeves and give this house the porch it deserves!
Fixing a Concrete Crack Easily
- To prepare the surface, start by using the crack chaser blade to open up the crack.
- Next, pressure wash the area to clean it of all debris.
The cleaner the area the better the Cement All will adhere to the surface!
- Now it’s time to mix up the Cement All. Fill a bucket with the required amount of water indicated on the package.
- Next, mix the Cement All into the water.
Mixing the water into Cement All will make mixing a little harder
If the consistency is too thin and runny = add more dry powder
If it is too thick = add water
- Once the consistency is just right (cue the 3 bears 😉), fill the crack with the Cement All and use a trowel to smooth and finish the Cement All.
- After the mixture is placed and begins to harden, water cure the area. You do this by spraying the area with a fine water mist for at least 60 minutes.
This will create a strong, crack free finish and the Cement All can even be painted, coated, or sealed soon after because it is so quick setting!
That’s it! Bye bye crack and 9 years of bad luck!
Now that the crack is dealt with, we can move onto the rest of the porch!
Simple Porch Makeover Ideas
Here are my favorite ways to add a little curb appeal to a porch easily:
Clean Off The Door
You would be shocked what a good scrubbing can do for your exterior door! I like to mix warm water, Dawn dish soap, and a smidge of baking soda together in a bucket and give the door a good cleaning. If your door is beyond saving a coat of paint can do wonders and is a simple and cheap project.
While we are in the cleaning spirit grab the pressure washer or a water hose and spray off the floor and siding. You can even use a wire brush for areas that are fighting back!
Add a Wreath
Everyone loves something fun on the front door & you can diy your own for pretty cheap. One of my sneaky tricks for keeping a wreath with faux flowers or fabric is to spray it first with outdoor Scotchgard. This will help it to resist the weather & sun damage.
Lay Out a Layered Mat or Large Rug
Front door mats are not only for deterring pesky mud and dirt from making their way indoors but are also perfect for adding a little dimension to your porch! I am a big fan of layering a fun patterned fabric mat underneath the actual mat. I also spray my mats with Scotchgard for extra protection!
Add Some Greenery
Greenery and flowers give a space life, even if they are faux! I like to sprinkle as much as I can everywhere. This sweet little crate houses a mix of flowers and herbs.
Have a Seat
Add some seating if the space allows. This can be a cozy spot for guests or if you are like us, just morning coffee! I mean what’s more southern than front porch sitting. Her porch has a little space perfect for some chairs and a small table which is also perfect for receiving all those wonderful Amazon deliveries!
How much better is this porch y’all?!
We literally completed this entire makeover in a day and it feels like a completely new space.
The Rapid Set Cement All made fixing the crack so simple so not only is the porch pretty now but it is also free of any hazards a crack can cause!
Let me know what you think of our super-fast makeover and what some of your favorite porch decor is!