Re-painting the front patio - no strip or not to strip...
Well, the time has come to repaint the front patio. This is our problem...
The patio is concrete and looks to have several coats of paint on it from the previous owner(s).
I've attached a photo so you can see what I am talking about. As you can see it is chipping.
We pretty much want to go with a whole new color on this.
Therefore, I pose my question... Do we fill in the cracks and chips and then paint over the already 4-5 layer thick parint that already exists or do we try to strip the paint ourselves and start from scratch?
If you decide to strip it and find that the surface is in pretty good condition you might want to consider staining the concrete instead of painting it. Might last longer than another coat of paint. If you're set on paint I say prep it, paint it, and be done with it... but I hate stripping paint.