Clean, painting, resurfacing concrete

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Old 06-21-16, 12:36 PM
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Clean, painting, resurfacing concrete

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Looking for some help. I'm looking to clean some molding off of a second floor balcony in my apartment, and then resurfacing the concrete somehow to make it look nicer and to cover the cracks. Looking for something that will be good for outdoors due to heavy rains in Florida, something smooth to resurface. I'd like to pressure wash it, but not sure if it's an option for the second floor balcony. Any help would be great. Thanks everyone.

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Old 06-22-16, 06:53 AM
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While pressure washing makes the cleaning job easier, bleach, a little scrubbing and rinsing with a water hose will also do the job. There is still the issue of dealing with run off below. A solid concrete stain would be better than paint.
 
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Old 06-22-16, 03:01 PM
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Any brands recommended? Do I need to add an additional layer for weather proofing or to make it a smoother surface than the rough concrete ?
 
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Old 06-22-16, 03:33 PM
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It's next to impossible to hide the repairs and/or bad spots in the concrete with stain but it will make the color uniform. I've always been partial to the H&C brand sold at SWP but there are many other decent concrete stains.
 
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Thanks a bunch. I appreciate it.
 
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Old 06-26-16, 12:59 PM
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an opaque stain will work MUCH better than a translucent stain,,, read the post about the cracked porch & take heed as you also have rebar in YOUR very fine deck,,, a waterproof coating will certainly help your deck last much longer,,, define ' rough ' as a broom finish is typical for condo decks

we make a very good living repairing condo decks - thankfully many condo boards don't read this column
 
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Old 07-07-16, 09:54 AM
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Concrete deck

Have you considered gluing down to the surface a nice in door out door carpet?
 
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