How do I paint cement

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Old 01-06-06, 01:20 PM
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How do I paint cement

How do I remove old outdoor carpeting from my cement steps? There is a lot of glue stuff left and I've tried scraping it off? What do you recommend? Once, that is done, I'd like to paint my cement steps with a colored paint and maybe some decorative artistry....how do I prep the steps? sand them down? Also, what type of paint/sealant do I use? I really want to do this project myself and need some good advice. Thank you so much!
 
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Old 01-07-06, 03:51 AM
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...how do I prep the steps? .. what type of paint/sealant do I use?
Off-hand, the best way to clean the steps is scraping
If you need a solvent for the glue, I'm not sure what kind to use
A good basic prep and paint for concrete is to clean with an orange cleaner, and paint with Ben Moore's Porch and Patio paint
It works well over concrete with no primer/special prep
The latex is best, unless it's a garage floor

Ask at your local independent paint shop
If they don't carry the BM P&P, they should have something similar
 
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Old 01-07-06, 06:05 AM
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Paint thinner usually works well to soften the glue residue. Works best when combined with plenty of elbow grease
 
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