Problem with stain peeling on patio-questions on redoing the finish

Old 03-25-12, 11:41 AM
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Problem with stain peeling on patio-questions on redoing the finish

I stained our concrete patio 4-5 years ago. The stain has begun to peel away. I have applied numerous cleaners and a paint remover. I have washed it with a 2800 psi pressure washer after each application but most of the stain is in contact. I really feel like I have removed as much of the stain as I possibly can.

What are my options to refinish the concrete? Can I reapply a different color stain? I have thought about priming and painting the slab, but I worry the underlying stain will still give away in the coming years and continue to peel. I appreciate any suggestions.
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Did you use a red tip on the power washer? That's the only way to remove all of it.
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Where did the stain peel? traffic areas or water run off? what type of stain was it?

The odds are that you can apply a solid concrete stain over the existing and have no issues although depending on why the stain peeled or wore off - those areas might fail again.

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