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Old 04-19-13, 05:44 PM
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stamped concrete

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I have a stamped concrete pool deck that I installed about 12 years ago. A couple of years ago someone suggested that I apply concrete paint on it. It has started to peel and before I hire a contractor I was wondering the best way to get all the paint off and apply the proper stain to it. Is there a better way to get the paint off besides sand blasting? Are there chemicals that would do the job?
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Pressure washing might be an option.
 
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Pressure washing alone might work, if not use a paint stripper and then pressure wash. It will be messy!! Paint chips will fly everywhere so do your best to aim the wand away from the pool.

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Thank you for your suggestion to use a power washer. I rented a 5k psi washer and it worked quite well. It removed 90 to 95% of the paint. I like the "rustic" look of the bare concrete. What do you recommend that I do next? Can I leave it alone and apply a clear sealer to it? Thanks.
 
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You can leave it alone or apply a sealer. I prefer sealers that leave the concrete looking dry and not glossy. I think it looks more natural and is less slippery when wet. Technically if the concrete is proper a sealer is not needed but sealing can help protect it from water freezing and spalling the surface.
 
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