Paint your patio with Stencil

Paint your patio with Stencil

 Step by step guide to giving your path a makeover. 

Kingscote Tile Stencil Front Path Makeover



To start with measure your concrete slabs so that you buy the correct sized tile stencil. See our guide to help you with this.


Our patio slabs measured 45cm x 45cm.  She had a choice of either:

  • Getting a custom sized tile stencil from us that was made to fit her 45cm x 45cm patio slabs. (Just order the next size up (18 inch / 45.72cm) and let us know - We will cut the stencil design to fit)
  • Buying our standard 16 inch (40.64cm) Tile stencil. The stencil design would be slightly smaller than her actual patio slabs.

We decided to buy standard 16 inch (40.64cm) tile stencil. This option meant that the stencil design would be about 2.5cm away from the edge of the patio slabs. Both options look great, its just your personal choice. 

 We used the one of our Tile Stencils

Kingscote Tile Stencil

We have loads of designs for you to choose from. See our full Tile Stencil Collection here. All suitable for use with any type of paint for both indoor and outdoor use. 

Tile Stencil Collection


This is the most important part of the project. A good clean surface is key. If your surface isn't clean and debris free then the paint may not adhere properly causing it to flake off over time. 

Doorstep Makeover using Kingscote Tile stencil

TOP TIP: Your surface needs to be clean to get the best results.

Ideally use a jet washer to clean off any dirt, algae, mold or moss, but if you don't have one then it just requires a bit of hard graft to clean your slabs. Scrubbing them with washing up liquid or a diluted bleach to get them really clean. 


Once your surface is all clean and dry then its time to apply the base coat. We used Sandtex ultra smooth masonry paint for the base coat. This product is available in a range of colours. We used Plymouth Grey.

Masonry Paint

TOP TIP: Masonry paint should not be applied to surfaces when the ambient temperature is below 5 degrees or higher than 25 degrees. Also the painted surface should be protected from rain for a minimum of 48 hours so its important to keep an eye on the weather before you start your project. Some paints may differ so always double check the paint tin before you start.

Apply the base coat

We applied two coats of the base coat using a paint roller. Waiting at least 6 hours or more in between each coat. Once it's dry it's time to get to the fun bit! 


It's finally time for the stenciling. Its a good idea to fix / hold your stencil in place whilst you paint, you could use frog tape, masking tape or something small and heavy to hold the corners down, such as small tins of paints for example. We used some masking tape. 

Kingscote Tile Stencil 

To create the colour for the stenciling We mixed Plymouth Grey masonry paint with some Black masonry paint to create the perfect shade of grey that she wanted.  

Kingscote Tile Stencil

It's quicker to use a paint roller to apply the paint through the stencil. Always remember to wipe off the excess paint before you apply it to the stencil, as excess paint can cause bleeding underneath the stencil. 

TOP TIP: A soft cushion or a blanket to kneel on might help your knees! 


Once the stenciling was complete it was left to dry and then finished off with a sealer, just to give it added protection. 

Kingscote Tile Stencil

We used No Nonsense Path, Patio and Driveway Sealer, applied with a roller. 

Patio Sealer

So what do you think?  Quite a transformation isn't it?  Such a budget money saving makeover, just using a stencil and some paint!

Kingscote Tile Stencil Doorstep Makeover

Kingscote Tile Stencil Doorstep Makeover

Kingscote Tile Stencil Kingscote Tile Stencil Doorstep Makeover
Kingscote Tile Stencil Doorstep Makeover Kingscote Tile Stencil Doorstep Makeover

Here are some more pathway transformations to inspire your next project. 

Bagpath Tile Stencil Rissington Tile Stencil
Calcot Tile Stencil Kingscote Tile Stencil
Hidcote Tile Stencil Rissington Tile Stencil
Oakridge Tile Stencil Hidcote Tile Stencil

This is one of our applications

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