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I'll second, or third as the case may be, the epoxy recommendation. Since the current paint is peeling, you should probably first take as much of that off as possible, then let the underlaying material get good and dry. Once that is done, I would put a coat of thinned (a.k.a., "penetrating") epoxy on the surfaces, maybe even two coats, to get a good bond and to stabilize any remaining paint. Then a final coat of un-thinned epoxy to build a little thickness. Sand it a smooth as possible and put a couple of good thick coats of wax on (this will help keep the condensation/ice-melt from clinging to the sides, thus keeping mold-mildew to a minimum).
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