Help! The paint is peeling off of our porch, what do we do?
I asked a while back what to do with our porch and everyone suggested painting. My husband bought a concrete stain and it looked great until our first rain and the stain (three coats) is peeling right off. We weren't able to get all of the three layer of previous paint after power washing and scrubbing.
Any suggestions on what to do now will be appreciated. Should we put poly on top of the stain?
Pam Fannin on Dec 04, 2016
I had the same problem with my porch after I removed outdoor carpet from a previously painted porch. Once I sanded all the adhesive off the porch I rolled on a light coat of Restore 10X- found at my local Lowes. Restore 10X is a paint with sand in it to add slip resistance to painted concrete. After that had dried for a day I rolled on another coat. Three years and one additional coat later, the porch still looks good.
Joh11253077 on Dec 05, 2016
the main thing is to scrape, scrape, scrape!! you also need to make sure you are using a good primer before the painting. it's not an easy job, but take your time and do it right. like some other comments have said make sure you have plenty of days of dry weather to out concrete.
Terri Farina on Dec 05, 2016
We have the same problem. No idea what the previous owners spilled or used on concrete porch. I cleaned with dawn, rinsed with vinegar and power washed. Dried for days and used back door to keep concrete clean. Stain still bubbled and pealed off. Our solution to build a floating deck and stars over the old with modern style deck boards. We will get the color we want and will never have to stain or paint again.
Sandra Hellewell on Dec 06, 2016
Rather than staining the concrete perhaps you should consider painting it instead. I would clean it well and allow it to dry for several days. Then apply a primer specifically for concrete ie: for garage floors, 2 coats and allow to dry according to directions on the label. Then paint with a good quality garage floor paint. At least 2-3 coats.I'm not sure about the need for a top coat..
Sus4499217 on Dec 06, 2016
Our back porch had carpet on it when we bought our house. We had that taken up and the glue cleaned off and then had outdoor tile put on. It turned out great! We won't ever have to do anything to it again. It's been there for 4 years now. No cracks or chips due to cold,snow and freezing weather.
Mary on Dec 06, 2016
od to go Concrete stain that I have seen used relied on an acid etch first. Not sure what you would have to do with yours since not all the paint is off. You may be getting moisture coming up through the bottom of the steps. If you were able to get under there and seal them with concrete ealer, you would have a better result with paint or stain - paint at this point. Once sealed from the bottom, you will need some days of drying out, and then attempt your paint again. One other idea is to seal the top and sides of the concrete really well, and then tile the whole thing. Seal the tile and you will be go.
Paula on Dec 07, 2016
treat it like a garage floor. there are products for garage floor painting and directions are not only what you did, scrape, power wash but also acid etch with a chemical that usually comes in a kit for painting garage floor or it can be bought separately. also i would have suggested using the garage floor paint and clear coat not a stain unless it was new/bare concrete.
Kaye Hawthorne on Dec 13, 2016
first remove peeling paint as much as possible, next using a pressure washer clean the concrete well. The pressure washing will also remove peeling paint in pitted areas in the concrete.
next use an oil-based concrete primer and apply 2-3 coats letting dry in between coats for bonding purposes, once dried completely apply 2 coats of Concrete paint/epoxy making sure to get into the crevices well. this should prevent any future problems with the paint peeling. Although it takes time in the long run it is worth the trouble.
if you are unsure of using a type of epoxy, make sure to go Or call your local paint supplier ( such as Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore etc) as they recommend and sale various paint products that will do your renovations and provide you with great results once completed!