I just had repair the landing of my patio steps. That left the bottom 2 as
is, they did not need repair. After the job was done and we had some big r
ain storms, I noticed the new concrete sort of whitish and the bottom 2 loo
ked old and gray. I would like to finish those steps to look like the new r
epair job..any recommendations?
On Friday, July 25, 2014 9:19:16 AM UTC-4, Frank wrote:
rain storms, I noticed the new concrete sort of whitish and the bottom 2 l
ooked old and gray. I would like to finish those steps to look like the new
repair job..any recommendations?
First I'd powerwash the old ones to clean them up and see what
color they are then. They might be close enough and with time they
will likely get closer. If that isn't good enough, I guess you can look
for a concrete paint where they can do a custom color and match the color
of the new concrete by taking a sample to the store.
Be very careful about painting. It can make the steps very slippery so
you will need to use sand or some paint that is non-slip. Once painted,
they will need paint every few years too.
Clean the old steps first. Power wash with a strong detergent or use
muriatic acid. Then wait a year so the new step can catch up with the
old and you may not have to do anything.
The power washer should get the 2 parts very close in color
if not 100% match. Any remaining difference will cure itself
An electric power washer is sufficient.
Paint is a really bad idea unless you really have
nothing to do and like dealing with peeling paint.
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