How to get paint to stay on peeling, pre-painted, concrete porches?

My husband painted our concrete porches, some had been pre-painted, some raw concrete. The paint is peeling or rubbing off on both. I want to repaint them all with a paint that will not be slick when it gets wet and that will stay put, hopefully for years to come. Can you HELP!!!

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  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 11, 2018

    We've had the same problem. We plan on covering them with aluminum decking.

  • Winnie Winnie on Aug 11, 2018

    Sounds like a primer and sealer may have been originally skipped. Lots of prep work usually sends many to hire someone else to do it. But it’s not hard just patience is needed. Go to the home improvement store and get some professional advice. They have porch paint in any color you want. They can even put sand in it to give it some texture or grip. But there’s plenty to do before you pick your color. Your porch Should welcome you home! it’s your first impression and well worth getting it right!

    • Belinda Belinda on Aug 12, 2018

      You are right, porches should welcome me home. Right now I scramble across them so I don't have to look too long; lol. Thanks for the tip. I'm sure there wasn't any priming or sealing done. I have to do this myself as it would be too costly so the advice for patience will be held to 'dearly'.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Aug 12, 2018

    We had the same kind of issue after we took off the carpeting on our porch steps. We used Behr Deck Over paint and it's amazing! It's really thick and covers all the imperfections.

    You can see everything that we did here:

    • Belinda Belinda on Aug 12, 2018

      Thank you! The steps look amazing and I am going to check this out for sure. I know it won't be that hard, just time consuming. The worst part will be scraping off as much old paint as I can. We have lots of porch area so I'm dividing it up in sections. I've worked hard to update the inside of our 1950ish ranch style with paint and redecorating (my way) so I will be ready for the outside this fall. Thanks again.



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