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Old 06-13-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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I am painting a 8 x 8 x slab using Stoneffects Rollable paint with primer in it already. I own a power washer and was wondering if that alone is good enough to wash the slab and let dry before painting. There is a entrance roof over it so its not totally exposed. See image for surface I am doing. My plan is to also apply a clear sealer at the end of the job to extend the life span of the product. Thanks for any tips.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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never heard of the product so have no idea,,, where'd you buy it ? keep in mind there's no ' paint ' that's traffic resistant either on conc or wood,,, what size is your p/w ? we use 3,500psi@4gpm & a turbo-nozzle for all our conc prep

solvent-based sealers are best HOWEVER sealer compatibility is EXTREMELY impor

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I am painting a 8 x 8 x slab using Stoneffects Rollable paint with primer in it already. I own a power washer and was wondering if that alone is good enough to wash the slab and let dry before painting. There is a entrance roof over it so its not totally exposed. See image for surface I am doing. My plan is to also apply a clear sealer at the end of the job to extend the life span of the product. Thanks for any tips.



You do realize that once you apply that paint there's no going back??
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Yep, happy wife happy life. Its on her shoulders .
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Yep, happy wife happy life. Its on her shoulders .
Think again. You're doomed.
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Power washed the 8 x 8 concrete slab that is outdoors today. Used power washer for about 10 minutes or so, how long to wait until painting.
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did you ' pickle ' it prior to washing then neutralize the conc ? 10min is meaningless w/o knowing what size nozzle & machine size/capacity - eg, you could wash it for 3hrs w/a household elec maching & not match the results of 10min w/our machine

i don't see much success in this project but its your conc

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