refinish patio


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Old 08-26-16, 03:40 PM
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refinish patio

Hello,

I just got some concrete work at my house. New steps and some walk way.

I want to finish up the front now with some new railings and stuff on my patio. But before I install the railings I have to refinish the patio pad.

The pad had some of that outdoor carpet on it before which I was not a fan off. I got most of it off. I may have to use a grinder or a wire brush to get some of the bits of glue and pieces of carpet off.

The question is what would be a cost effective (cheap) way to refinish it and make it look half decent? Looking for ideas here. I contemplating some tile or something but not sure I want to spend that much. Maybe some of that textured paint?

What have you guys done? Pics would be great too.

Thanks

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ipaj3ya0fy...B1%5D.jpg?dl=0
 
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Old 08-26-16, 06:12 PM
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Why in the world are the steps not even lined up with the railing opening?
By having that pored in the middle like that there's going to be far less area to put patio furniture.
 
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Old 08-26-16, 07:51 PM
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Did you miss the one part im redoing the railings? Im going to put the gate in the centre and if I want I can fit plenty of furniture if I want...


Anyway, back to my question
 
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Old 08-27-16, 03:52 AM
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What are you wanting the finish result to look like? fresh concrete or just a clean color?
 
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Old 08-27-16, 07:18 AM
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Leaning towards a clean colour or textured paint. Was thinking tile of some sort but don't want to spend that much..
 
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Old 08-27-16, 08:55 AM
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Check the prices, tile might not be as expensive as you think .......... if you diy.

While stain/paint will clean it up, it won't hide any cracks/repairs that might be in the slab.
 
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Old 08-27-16, 09:15 AM
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https://db.tt/HLfcNF9I


Another link with the parging done

After 30 years there is no cracks... Just a bit of glue and carpet I got to try and use a wire brush to strip
 
 

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