Stepping Stone / July 5, 2018 / Christine
A stepping stone in your garden or backyard will give an elegant look to it can lead from one place to the other in the garden itself or lead from the front of the house to the rear and garden. These stones can be almost any durable strong material you choose you will need to think about the material carefully and make some decisions about what kind of care and maintenance you will need to put in how much effort in placing the stepping stones you are willing to spend and very basically how much are you thinking of putting into this home improvement task.
You can also give it a different look by using colored grout between the pieces of glass. (Putting the grout on the glass may change the perceived color of the glass in the finished product.) Flat metal punchouts are great for garden stepping stones. Wildlife garden (or other trade) tools and zodiac are all possible themes. Small colored stones could be used to make the constellations. Some garden stepping stone basics make sure you can get the finished stone out of the form by lining it with plastic wrap (rememberwrinkles may show or the plastic become trapped in the stone) or using a nonstick spray; make the stone 34 inches thick so it can stand up to traffic; let it dry for several days before you remove it from the form.
You will need a good sealer to make the board water proof go to your local paint or hardware store and get their opinion on the best product for your area. When you apply the sealer play close attention to the edges make sure they are completely sealed. I always use two to three coats. Now the fun begins start painting. You can use any water based paint in any color choice you want. I usually put a couple coats of paint especially the base color.