S T E N C I L L E D B A L C O N Y M A K E O V E R
Updated: Apr 7, 2021
When we moved into our house, we deemed the balcony as pointless and never even used it for at least the first year. Our road is just off quite a busy road and we didn’t think we’d want to sit and watch the traffic. Then the country was turned upside down with Covid and we were made to stay home so we had to get resourceful and utilise all our space. Suddenly the balcony became a lifesaver and was a place where our son with autism could escape to in a safe way. But it was completely neglected and not a nice area to be honest. This is when I decided to give it a makeover.
It had overgrown weeds, piles of soggy leaves cobwebs and was filthy. So the first job was to remove all the weeds and clear out all the leaves. I then gave it a jet wash which brought the paving slabs up like new!
Once it was all cleaned up, I painted all the paving slabs using black masonry paint. They only needed one coat, as the slabs were dark grey to begin with.
Once dry, I started to stencil. I used a Dizzy Ducks Design stencil which I had made to a custom size to fit each slab and I decided to use spray paint purely for speed. I’d done a few stencil projects before, using both spray paint and a brush and found this method so much easier. I used Rustoleum Painters Touch spray paint in Satin White which is suitable for exterior and interior use.
When stencilling using spray paint, it is important to protect the floor surrounding the area of the stencil so you don’t get over-spray.
It took me around two days in total to complete the stencilling. Then I had the fun job of dressing the area. I purchased a bench and two chairs from Argos, some outdoor cushions and bought an outdoor rug from B&Q. The area was then complete and we couldn’t be happier with our new outdoor space!
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