My porch is concrete and has been painted over several times, the last time by the previous owner using paint that is obviously not appropriate (it's very slick when it rains/snows).
It needs to be stripped and repainted as it's now started bubbling and flaking in places, and the porch has visible cracks that need repairing. The cracks I can (and have started fixing) by partly widening the crack, and filling with a tube-based concrete patch. The one I fixed last year has survived without issue.
So I have three questions:
- What is the best way to strip it back down to the bare concrete? I've seen the stripper compounds in the home stores and wonder if this is the best method.
- How can I treat the surface so that anything painted on it doesn't bubble up?
- When repainting, what specifically should I look for at the home store so it will have a non-slip surface?
I can post pictures, but I don't think they'll show anything more than I've described.