Before and after: a brand new stoep

The stoep of this Victorian home was in desperate need of TLC; Home contributor Shelly Bergh whipped out her paintbrush to work some magic…

The project

Before homeowner Annelize Visser of Woodstock in Cape Town started her paint project, she removed the ugly burglar bars that served to ‘cage in’ the stoep area.

The walls and floor were then scraped clean of any peeling paint before Dulux Weatherguard in White was applied to the stoep interior, pillars and detail on the lower wall – this ensures that there’s as much reflected light on the stoep and adjacent rooms as possible.

The stoep floor was painted with Dulux Floorcote in Black, while the area under the detail on the outside of the lower wall was painted with Dulux Weatherguard and the window frames with Dulux Gloss Enamel, both in the colour Night Jewels 3.

Annelize then decided to have some fun with the roof that covers the stoep, turning it into a focal point with broad white and grey stripes in Dulux Roofguard White and Grecian Grey; the perspex roof panels were first primed with Dulux Supergrip.

Finally, a pop of colour was added to the front door and cupboard with Dulux Gloss Enamel in Golden Yellow.

Take a look at the transformation:




After: The perspex roof panels were revived using paint too.





After: The old wooden cupboard also had a makeover – it was painted with Dulux Gloss Enamel in Golden Yellow and now houses Annelize’s garden tools.



Before: All the peeling paint had to be removed beforehand; a pressure hose will make this job much easier.


After: This vinyl sticker from finishes off the look.