Painted Concrete Porch

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Old 09-09-15, 07:15 PM
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Painted Concrete Porch

I'm repairing a painted concrete porch. The first thing was to remove the ugly paint. I have successfully removed about 85%, of the paint using a pressure washer. I either need a chemical or maybe something that I could attach to a drill such as a wire wheel, to loosen the rest of it. Any recommendations?
 
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Old 09-10-15, 04:00 AM
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I'd use a chemical stripper and then pressure wash again. Since I don't do much stripping when that type of job comes up I always rely on the rep at the paint store to recommend the best stripper for the job at hand. Generally the more caustic the stripper is the more effective it is.
 
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Thanks, that was what I had in mind.
 
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Next question on the same porch. Part of the front wall which is between 2 & 3 feet high has what appears, to be water damage. The damage goes in about 4 inches. I plan to use a mortar mix to repair it. I've already chopped out what was loose.

The question is should I use rebar, mesh, both or neither. If rebar should be used, should it be vertical, into the ground?
 
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