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08:21AM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
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I want to paint my back patio. It is not a very large area, and it has already been painted over several times. However, it is a high traffic area and also has patio furniture on it. The paint is scratched, peeling, and looks horrible. Also, there are areas where just a strong running hose causes it to flake off.

We tried to paint over it again with a brown color, and added an extender to the paint so it would go on real thin. We then coated it with a sealer (recommended by **********). However, about two weeks later, it started to scratch and flake again.

How should I do this so it is permanent and non-scratchable? Do I need to get a paint remover and strip it down to bare concrete and start all over again? Or do I just paint over the old paint and add a sealer?

Is there any specific product or brand of paint I should use?

I'm really stuck here, so any advice would be great!


10:09AM | 08/09/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
2 lifetime posts
Any information whatsoever for this question??


11:19AM | 08/25/04
Member Since: 08/24/04
3 lifetime posts
IMHO any paint work looks as good as how much prep work been done before.

I prefer to use Behr #64 15-Minute Quick-Fix Deck Finish Remover & Wood resurfacer or similar to remove the old paint or stain from wood or concrete.

Pour it in a paint tray and apply with a brush, wait for 15 minutes and then clean it with water (a pressure washer will be helpful). Some tough stains need a second or third coat and little scrubbing with a stiff brush.

I do this every other year to my deck. I love to see the old stain, color and dirt go away when wash it with a pressure washer. This year I applied a Behr Getty's Blue and I love its color. Last time it had a Oil-Red Stain, which my wife didnt appreciate much.

Hope it helps

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