For heaven's sake don't paint the stairs. Previous owner painted concrete steps at the front AND back entrance RED so his old mother can see them. We live here for 7 months and it really really bothers me. It is nice greystone house and steps are just screeming. I HATE IT. We asked EVERYBODY how to remove this paint on concrete, but nobody could help. Sand blasting company wouldn't come for such a small job. Some say, paint it grey. Well red is ugly pealing, but under last coat of it is previous RED paint. I don't think it would help any if we would add another coat, never-mind what colour.
If any of you can give advice I would appreciate.