Cement Steps: painting

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Old 01-06-06, 02:14 PM
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Cement Steps: painting

I'm a first time visitor/user to this site and hope someone can help me. My old house came with outdoor carpeting on all steps; I've removed most of the old carpet but there is a lot of old glue left. I've tried scraping it off. What can I use to remove the old glue? I also want to try and paint the steps and maybe do some design...should I sand down the cement steps? What kind of prep work do you recommend? What kind of paint and/or sealant do I use? I'm a complete novice but really want to do this project myself. Help and Thank you!
 
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You use a grinder to remove all the glue, as far as painting them, ask at a good paint store, painting will make those steps very slippery when wet.
 
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Thanks Tileman for responding. I never thought about them being slippery when wet..hmm.....it's something to consider.
 
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Paint thinner often disolves the carpet adhesive....... plus a lot of elbow grease

IMO a concrete stain is a better choice, it won't be as slick when wet and stains rarely peel. It is hard to paint concrete steps/floors and not have paint failure later, especially when exposed to the weather.
 
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Get flooring stripper from a janitoral supply store..mix as directed.. Wear the correct ppe...get a 4 inch scraper and plenty of blades..after letting the stripper sit 10-15 mins scrape the glue off..repeat as needed and rinse well and dry

You can paint cement...they have non-skid epoxy based paint available..that will seal the cement and it has a sand like texture to add non-skid properties.
 
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