Sunday, August 16, 2009

Met Monday Roller Rock

Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday

had hoped to have had the steps done for Met Monday but the weather has not helped gett his done! I decided to go ahead and post it as it it now and add on when it's finished.

Last year we decided wouldn't it be nice to tile the porch and step since it was looking bad- it orginally had carpet on the porch. We tore it up and Chuck tiled he also tiled the cement steps.weeeelllllll during the winter the tile decided to pop off the steps so our next dilemia was what do we do now? We kept hoping it would come to us, but no solution. We had to go to Cincy to get paint samples for the Ben Moore paint we wanted and low and behold there was this stuff called Roller Rock and it looked like our solution had arrived!

The steps before:

First it needs to be primed -Doesn't this look like a melted chocolate shake?
You have to let that sit for 24hrs before you can put the next step on.
It has more dark flecks that are gritty

Once we got the top steps done we realized we needed to do the lower ones .
So today Chuck primed them and will put the rock on tomorrow.

We have to wait until it isn't hot and when there isn't any
direct sun on the steps to seal them so who knows when that will get done.

I really like how well they came out.
The product is expensive, a lot of wait time but very easy to use !


  1. Love the color you choose! It will be great when you are finished! Can't wait to see it.


  2. Jo this is FABULOUS! I love the look of the neutral paint color and the flecks. Love the stones too. Well done my friend!

    Thanks for coming by and your kind compliment. Funny how we are both posting outdoor paint projects on this MM. It must be that time of year for them.

    Have a great week. ~Melissa :)

  3. Gorgeous. I love it. It really does look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  4. Great color, it looks really good.

  5. Roller rock? Who knew. Not as heavy as real rock, right down my alley.

  6. It looks really good. The color is a nice blend with your brick.

    I hope you will come for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the great tip about the hot glue. I had accidentally gotten hot glue on plates before and had a terrible time getting it off, so I figured it would be safe. Thanks so much for letting me know!

  8. Make the rain stop so I can finish

  9. Hi Jo! Oh, this looks wonderful! I'm so proud for you! I've just signed up to be one of your followers.
    BE a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. What a difference a little paint can make. It really ups the curb appeal.