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How to Use Faux Stone Column Wraps on Porch Posts

Why settle for boring, traditional porch posts when you can add some design flair with faux stone panels from GenStone?

Using high-quality, durable faux stacked stone, you can transform ordinary porch posts into natural-looking stone pillars that provide an enhanced overall look and feel for your porch. The next time you host a barbecue or get-together, everyone will be asking how you managed to build your porch supports out of stone, but only you will know the secret: GenStone!

Adding a faux stone veneer to porch posts is a lot easier than you may think. GenStone offers a broad variety of color options to choose from, and installation is a snap thanks to pre-kitted stacked stone pillars.

In this article, we’re going to explain how you can use faux porch stone wraps to upgrade the aesthetic of virtually any porch with columns supporting it. And, here’s the best part: this project can be completed in just a few hours!

To complete the look of natural stone without the cost and mess of using real stone materials, there are a few steps you’ll need to take in preparation.

They are:

  1. Deciding on color, placement, and accessories (peaked or flat caps)
  2. Taking measurements
  3. Acquiring the correct installation hardware
  4. Preparing the area for faux stone panel installation

Let’s take each of these steps one-by-one.

Choosing the Color, Placement, and Accessories

GenStone offers six stacked stone pillar colors to choose from: Kenai, Keystone, Stratford, Desert Sunrise, Iron Ore, and Coffee. See here for a brief comparison of these stone column wrap color options.

We recommend using color-matched caulking where necessary—you can place an order for the caulk you need by working directly with us at GenStone.com.

Remember that your porch posts don’t need to be completely wrapped with faux stone panels from top to bottom. One option is to just cover the lower sections of each post, as seen in this DIY porch column covers project completed by one of our customers.

Lastly, you’ll want to determine if you’d like to use peaked or flat caps to complete the rise of your faux stone panels. This isn’t necessary, but many find that using these caps can add a touch of elegance to the overall project.

Get the Hardware You Need

For exterior installation of GenStone faux stone products, you’ll need:

  • 1.625” or similar-sized deck screws
  • PL adhesive
  • Caulking gun that will accommodate a 10-ounce caulking tube
  • A framing square
  • A handsaw
  • A level
  • Sandpaper
  • Gloves and safety glasses

Oh, and you’ll obviously need your GenStone faux stone pillar kits; don’t forget those!