We've been in our house a couple of years, and now it's time to try to fix the pool coping that the prior owners had let go. As you can see from the picture, the coping was painted blue, and now it's fading and peeling. It's also cracking and chunks are breaking off. I've powerwashed it, and I'm getting ready to try to patch it, but have a few questions:
1. Any special type of concrete or cement I should use to patch it?
2. Is there a particular type of paint I should use to repaint it? If there are realistic alternatives, I'm open to ideas, but I think that with patches and old paint I think I'm painting again.
3. I'll need to replace the caulk, too. I'm assuming that I just get the old junk out, and replace it with a polyurethane caulk/sealant.
If it makes a difference, I'm in the Portland, OR area. Thanks!