Asked on Feb 26, 2018

What can be done with a painted over cement walkway?



We have a covered walkway to our house, it was just the original cement from when the house was built so we had a latex cover put on it, which peeled, so we then asked at a paint store for solutions and were told of this wonderful cement paint that could just be painted on we did a couple of good coats. That too is peeling. The original cement was fairly shiny, not sure if it had a coating or finish on it or the shine was from constant walking on it for years. I am assuming we will have to get these layers off before we can cover it with something that will stand up and not peel.....any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.

7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Feb 26, 2018

    Use citristrip to remove the paint, clean and re-paint with a exterior cement paint or stain
  • Amanda
    on Feb 26, 2018

    Hello. I would try pressure washing the cement to get the old paint off. Then maybe try a concrete stain instead of paint. Good Luck!
  • Stain it instead. That will just fade over time. First you have to remove whatever is on there now and acid wash and let it dry before applying stain.
  • John Everett
    John Everett
    on Feb 26, 2018

    Pressure washing should do the trick. you may have to spend a bit of time on it though.
  • Joy30150932
    on Feb 26, 2018

    You need to clean off the area really well and think about putting down epoxy paint which is generally used for garage floors and takes moisture well.
  • Mogie
    on Feb 26, 2018

    Pressure wash and apply a paint made for that application.
  • Nlp4112415
    on Feb 28, 2018

    Thank you so much for all the suggestions, will let you know how we make out!
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