Just because you walk all over your concrete steps doesn’t mean they can't look cool. A fresh coat of paint will spruce them up, or go the extra mile and give them a bold stripe. Start by washing them thoroughly with soapy water. When they're dry, apply concrete primer. (Its thinner formula seeps into the material.) Use a roller to apply paint, and when it’s dry mark off stripes with painter's tape. Apply a second coat in a contrasting color, and when that coat's dry, pull off the tape and admire your handiwork.