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Forum topic by bamabob posted 09-10-2010 01:40 PM 705 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2010 01:40 PM

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I need to coat an outdoor patio. It is concrete which has been coated a few times previously – no problem with the coating but it gets stains on it that will not come out ( leaves, acorns,etc.) – I am thinking of using a Behr 1 part epoxy coating. Will this clean easily when it gets stained ? I assume that if it is suitable for a garage floor that it will but don’t want to do that much work only to find the same condition I have now.

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#1 posted 09-10-2010 07:31 PM

You could try using muriatic acid to clean and etch the surface. You can also dye the concrete using a copper sulfate wash and/or other sulfates. It colors the concrete – and then stains don’t show though- they blend in with the dyed concrete.

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#2 posted 09-11-2010 01:54 AM

Will the coating make the patio slick when wet? On this basis, I never painted or finished outdoor concrete.

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#3 posted 09-11-2010 05:52 PM

I don’t know but I’m going to try it this weekend. I assume that if it is made for a garage floor it should not be too slippery. The paint guy at Home Depot told me that it should resist stains and clean up easily for the same reason. We shall see !!

Thanks for your input.

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 04:22 PM

Concrete paint is very slippery when wet.. I have used it many times. Concrete dye won’t. It looks natural and it dyes the concrete.. it is not paint.

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#5 posted 09-12-2010 06:02 PM

I’d go with rivergirl’s idea paint is slippery specially when wet.

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#6 posted 09-13-2010 12:41 AM

This patio has been coated with several things before and is sealed ( never with an epoxy paint) – I don’t believe it will take a stain at this point.

I wonder if there is an effective way to add some grit to it to reduce slipperiness ?

( Since I’m in Alabama maybe I can just add some grits instead of sand !)

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