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    How to cover up concrete patching on walkway

    Please see the attached picture and the concrete patches around the outside of the pool.
    I'm looking to sell my house - what's the least expensive way to make that area more attractive? Paint (if so- how - does the pool water dripping on it from people's feet ruin it)? or another idea? Also want to make sure that whatever I put on doesn't make it slippery for people to fall
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    Re: How to cover up concrete patching on walkway

    In order to get maximum resale value, I would power wash the entire deck area. It will take a lot of time but will look amazing when it's finished.

    Then paint it all with an epoxy paint....possibly best done by an experienced professional.

    I'm not sure what the previous owner used but my pool deck is epoxy gray painted
    and it looks fantastic. No bubbling occurred anywhere, it just needs a little touch up here and there
    in it's current state

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    Re: How to cover up concrete patching on walkway

    I let diluted bleach (50/50 water bleach mix) soak on my concrete deck and then power wash... it goes much faster. I use a standard 1 gallon garden sprayer to apply the diluted bleach. Shaded/dirty areas may need multiple passes of bleach/power washing.
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    Re: How to cover up concrete patching on walkway

    Quote Originally Posted by kcindc View Post
    I let diluted bleach (50/50 water bleach mix) soak on my concrete deck and then power wash... it goes much faster. I use a standard 1 gallon garden sprayer to apply the diluted bleach. Shaded/dirty areas may need multiple passes of bleach/power washing.
    thanks
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    Re: How to cover up concrete patching on walkway

    I just got done this evening looking at a YouTube on resurfacing concrete driveway. There was also one on stenciling on a pattern of rock. (Our pattern is brick.)



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    20x40 in-ground concrete "vintage" pool
    Approx 35k gal
    Concrete, plaster and epoxy paint
    Sand filter
    DIY plaster resurface repairs completed 6/2015.

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    Re: How to cover up concrete patching on walkway

    Here's a pick after first coat of paint. Looks great except now I see that the cement edge of the pool clashes with the sand colored deck. What paint and color would you recommend for that? Also, any inexpensive ideas to hide the one crack that still sticks out (see 2nd pic)
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    Re: How to cover up concrete patching on walkway

    I don't have any suggestions regarding color, however, I strongly suggest getting a good test kit and SLAM that pool. It might take some time to get it clean and green-free!

    Test kits compared: Pool School - Test Kits Compared

    We recommend the TF-100 because it is a great value: TFTestkits.net

    Here is how to SLAM the pool to get it clean again: Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain
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