Railing plinth advice needed

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  1. Ted

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    So later this month my instructions are to repair/paint the railings and plinth outside the front of the house.
    The railings I’m fine with - rub them down and hammerite them.
    The stone plinth they go into is a soft sandstone and over the years has worn away and been repaired with mortar as per the pics.
    What I plan on doing is remove old mortar and loose stonework, clamp a foorboard or similar each side with ‘F’ clamps and pour in concrete to the original level. I’ll probably paint it with stone paint when done.
    Does this make sense? Are there better ways of doing it?
    Also, is there a simple way of getting a small radius at the top so water doesn’t collect, and as I’ll be doing it in (at least) two stages, do I need to put anything between the two ‘runs’ of concrete?

    I’d complain to the builder for using soft sandstone, but as the house is over 150 years old, he might not still be around.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

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  2. WDB124066

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    I've just experimented with a cheaper option to paint concrete and used PPG outdoor paint. White strip on the step leading edges to help in the dark, it seems to stick remarkably well Ted and it is cheap!
     
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    If it were mine I would replace with small ornamental brick wall using scrap value of the railings to help fund.

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