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This project just went on and on!
I set out to do one thing after the threat of the hurricane had passed: return the outdoor furniture to the patio. But I ended up with a whole bunch of cleaning, repairing, replacing, and painting projects BEFORE ever moving the furniture back!
Here's what I ended up doing...
There were so many cracks to fill! Those white patches are where I used that multi-tool with the rasp to grind out rust stains. The still dirty looking areas of the patio are places where the previous paint has worn off and areas where the concrete has been worn from rain and water coming off the roof.
Whew! This was a lot of stuff to do back here. Oh, I also cleaned the outside of the gutters as well which you can see in the video. I am hopeful that with this fresh coat of paint, the patio will stay cleaner.
I love the new look and the color. The Behr paint we used comes in a variety of premixed colors or you can get a custom color. We used one of the premixed colors. Because this concrete was in such poor shape it really used a lot of paint. I probably could have easily used a five gallon bucket of paint to really cover all the damage.
If I had realized how worn the concrete was I would have used a concrete resurfacing product before painting. Next time!
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