Alternatives to painted concrete stairs?
Hello - We live in an old craftsman in Oakland. Currently the stairs from the street to our front door are painted concrete. I'm not a huge fan of our particular stairs - it seems as though there are major new paint chips and peels every day; and maybe b/c it is a lighter color I feel like it looks dirty all the time. I'm looking for suggestions for reasonably priced alternatives to painted concrete that folks have done for their outdoor stairs (bonus if you have a specific person you can recommend that did it). My biggest priorities would be low maintenance/lasts over time; and cost is something to think about given we are on a hill and have about 25 steps. Has anyone reverted painted concrete just back to regular concrete? How involved was that process/were you happy with the outcome? Would something like a brick be super costly/not last as long either? Or have other people had more success with a lack of peeling on painted stairs, and maybe it just wasn't the best job that was done on ours/a darker color may help with the dirty look factor? (If so, are there any specific painters you know that have done a good, long-lasting job)?
Just looking for ideas at this point. Thank you!!!