Author Topic: Seasoned Concrete Deck, Stain or Paint?  (Read 2754 times)

Offline htp

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Seasoned Concrete Deck, Stain or Paint?
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:28:36 PM »
Hello all: first post to this forum, thank you for your help.  When my concrete pool deck was new 15 years ago, I was instructed to use a concrete stain (I've been using Behr Premium Concrete Stain) rather than paint.  However, now that the deck has been "stained" at least a dozen times over the years, and there is no longer any interaction with the concrete itself, but rather just with the old stain, I am wondering whether it wouldn't be better to apply some sort of acrylic paint.  The problem I have with the concrete stain is that it's not very thick (more like whitewash, almost) and seems to have pretty poor coverage and longevity.  Is there any reason not to just put an acrylic down instead?  Thanks very much for your input.  Pete