How to repaint concrete porch and foundation edging

Old 04-29-07, 03:01 PM
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How to repaint concrete porch and foundation edging

We have a painted concrete porch in good shape with very little peeling/flaking and 3 layers of concrete cinderblock wrapping around the bottom of our house. We just had new siding put on the house and want to repaint the porch and cinderblock wraparound. What is the best way to do this? I am going to pressure wash everything in the next week or so, what else should I do? I assume a regular concrete paint is all I need to use?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Old 04-29-07, 05:08 PM
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If Marksr comes along and tells you something different, LISTEN TO HIM!! But from what little I know about painting concrete, you probably need to strip the old paint off, acid wash the entire slab, and THEN paint it with a concrete paint or stain.
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If the current paint is bonded fairly well you shouldn't need to strip the paint. Pressure washing should let you know how well the paint is bonded.

Usually if the old paint doesn't have adhesion problems all you need to do is clean and apply a fresh coat of paint. The paint should be of the same type that you currently have - not a good idea to repaint oil base with latex. There is a sticky at the top of the paint forum that shows how to tell if it is latex or oil.

If you have any questions after cleaning just holler.


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