Asked on Jan 29, 2012

Peeling concrete patio and recycled sunroom...

Amazing Improvements and GaragesPeace Painting Co., Inc.Dan's of Central Florida, Inc.


I have a concrete patio slab that has peeling paint and was wondering what was the easiest way to deal with it. Strip and repaint, cover, any other ideas? I would like to turn this into a recycled (with old doors/windows) into a makeshift sunroom... so not sure how to deal with the slab itself. Also Is there anyone out there interested/knowledgeable in constructing a frame against the house for this purpose?
4 answers
  • 3po3
    on Jan 29, 2012

    Here is a good discussion (though it might be disheartening) about painted concrete: And if you search for contractors at the top of the page, there should be plenty of good folks out there who can help with the sunroom project. There are also a lot of Hometalkers in your "hood," so they might be able to help with recommendations.

  • The best way is to just strip it all off there and start over with a fresh canvas. If some of the paint has started to fail, more is to come in the future so you don't want to go over what is already there. A good pressure washer with an oscillating tip should take a whole bunch of it off. The next time, use a solid-color concrete stain and not paint. It looks the same as paint, goes on the same, but holds up a lot better.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Jan 30, 2012

    Spot on Dan. You will also need to resort to chemical warfare using stripper. A picture would help. CP

  • We have had access to a specialty primer which will, once you have gotten all the loose.peeling material off that will allow you to recoat the patio. The recoat will ONLY be as good as the bond from the original paint. For a DIY'er, get some aggressive drywall sanding screens and a pole, work off the loose stuff, get some cleaner, scrub it well, let it dry and overcoat. THIS IS THE CHEAPEST WAY and NOT THE BEST WAY TO OVERCOAT your patio. I agree with Dan and Charlie, its best to completely remove the coating....

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