Remove old paint from concrete slab deck and how to repaint?

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Is it possible to remove old paint from a concrete slab that is the foundation for my deck? If not are there any recommendations on repainting or staining it? It is in Florida and there is only screen over the top so it will get hot and wet at times. Thanks.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 16, 2015
    You can remove the paint,however it may be a lenghtly process.First it is recommended to clean the cement,then put a paint striper on and power wash off.

  • JOHNNY JOHNNY on Oct 17, 2015
    1 DAY FIX AND CONCRETE WILL BE READY FOR ANYTHING.. JUST GO TO A EQUIPMENT RENTAL STORE, HOME DEPOT ALSO HAVE THESE FOR RENT. IT IS A CONCRETE GRINDER, IT IS SIMULAR TO A FLOOR WAXING MACHINE, EXCEPT NO PAD BUT A DIAMOND WHEEL. IT IS DUSTY, SO WEAR A MASK. I RENTED MINE FOR I THINK $50/DAY NO CHEMICALS, JUST SWEEP UP THE DUST THEN DAMP MOP OR HOSE IF POSSIBLE. I WOULD ALSO SUGGEST DO NOT PAINT THE CONCRETE, BUT STAIN IT. JUST LOOK N U TUBE FOR THAT. WISH YOU LUCK, HOPE THAT HELPED

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    • VAL2689633 VAL2689633 on Oct 19, 2015
      @Melissa Franco Yes, It will even remove that black mastic they used to use for vinyl tile. and once your done I would again suggest staining the concrete, it is easy, less expensive then concrete paint and can be done so it looks like a new pour ( look on u tube for staining concrete) Also you get a greater return on your money( property value goes up over paint. If you have crack's or raised sections this can be ground down to remove this

  • Tom Tom on Oct 17, 2015
    Rather than trying to remove the old paint, I would pressure wash to remove any loose or peeling paint, than, Prime the slab with a good concrete primer and repaint with a good concrete paint. Much less work and you have several color choices.

  • Anne fenske Anne fenske on Oct 18, 2015
    Your right Tom , this works great. Tried. Love it.