Hi I have a concrete porch with peeling and cracking paint. Do I need to sand it and then power-wash it before repainting. I tried using an orbital sander with 60 grit sandpaper but it just kept peeling and peeling. I was out there for an hour and no luck at all. I am desperate to find a solution and would rather not hire a painter? Some pictures are below:

Cement Patch on cracks & peeling paint

Holes where termite treatment was done

Close up of peeling paint

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    Hello, and welcome to Stack Exchange. If the current paint isn't adhering well, then after adding another layer you'll just watch both peel off. – Daniel Griscom Jul 6 '18 at 1:42
  • Yes that is what I am afraid of. I am going to rent a belt sander with 36 GRIT sand paper and shred it off. – Jagst3r21 Jul 6 '18 at 2:42
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    Why not get a wire brush attachment for your drill and do it the easy way? You can use paint remover as well - the expensive kind $15 a gallon works fantastic. – Ken Jul 6 '18 at 22:14

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