How To Paint A Porch? – The Complete Guide

Painting your porch doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If you follow the right steps, it’ll only take no time at all! By planning ahead and preparing for what needs done, then taking that first step into painting your outdoor space will come easy.


The first thing you need to do when starting to paint your porch is to protect the surrounding area. If there are any plants or grass around the base of your porch, cover it with cardboard boxes, plastic sheeting, tarps, or anything else that will keep big drops of paint off of them. You can even put all of this stuff under the areas where you will be painting to further protect them.

Now that the surrounding area is protected, take down all of the curtains and other objects on or around your porch. It’s best to not leave anything up so you don’t get paint on it. Also, if there are stairs leading up to your porch, remove them so you can easily paint both sides while standing in one place on the ground.


Concrete floors are practical for homes with high moisture or water exposure during the winter, but they do need to be sealed. You can paint your concrete porch with an exterior latex paint using a long-handled roller and extension handle. If you don’t want to spend time on your hands and knees painting concrete flooring, consider hiring help or purchasing a paint sprayer.

Prepare the surface: Sweep and vacuum the porch to remove any dust or debris. Cover surrounding furniture and plants with drop cloths, and put on safety goggles and gloves.


For keeping its beautiful look, you should l ikely lightly sand the wood surface before painting it. However, if your wooden porch is not very old and does not have serious imperfections, you can paint it without sanding to remove dirt and other contaminants from the surface.

First of all, make sure that your wooden porch is thoroughly clean and dry. It is important to find out if the wood has been previously coated. If not, you can start applying a primer that plays an essential role in making sure that your paint will stay for a long time on the surface of the porch and cover it well and evenly and smoothly.


There are many types of porches, all covered and attached to a home. Porches can be made from concrete or wood, with some having roofs while others do not.

Thinking about having your porch painted? Get in touch and we can help you out,contact Ethereal Painters today at 604-788-3382 or fill out our estimate form.