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Cleaning Spray Paint Off a Driveway

Is there anything that will take spray paint off a driveway?

Laurie

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April 27, 20051 found this helpful
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If your driveway is cement and not black top, you can just get a little bit of fresh cement in a bag and put "crumbs" on it like we did

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April 28, 20052 found this helpful
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This might sound weird but when I did some crafts with spray paint and got a little over zealous with the paint, I had outlines of what I was doing on the driveway. One day, I took my stove burner dishes outside and sprayed oven cleaner on them and, amazingly, it took the spray paint off as well.

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April 29, 20050 found this helpful
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A wire brush and some soap might work. We used this on regular paint and it all came out. It took a little while but it did come out. Of course then we had a spot of cement that was cleaner than the rest!

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January 8, 20090 found this helpful
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Get a steel brush from lowes and some goo goof graffiti remover. It took off a ten foot tag on my driveway.

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September 22, 20130 found this helpful
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Use Graffiti goof off! Worked awesome!

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October 27, 20130 found this helpful
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It's working! Yay! Goof Off Graffiti remover is amazing! Definitely use that.

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May 4, 20141 found this helpful
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I tried most if these, none worked for me. Might depend on the kind of spray paint. Anyway I didn't let the spray paint sit I cleaned it as soon as possible, I own a salon and do nails so I used pure acetone cuz I had some on hand and a steel brush, let it sit for a minute and scrubbed. And it came off very well. You can buy pure acetone at most stores in the bathroom isle where you would buy nail polish remover. But they are small bottles if you have a large area, you can buy it at Sally's beauty supply stores in gallon size bottles.

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June 15, 20161 found this helpful

Didn't have pure acetone so I used my sisters nail polish remover and steel wool and it worked

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January 28, 20161 found this helpful
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The spray paint I was trying to get off my concrete driveway was overspray. It was left 1.5 days in cool weather before cleaning.

What you need:

Deck scrub brush (long handle)

Goof-Off Graffiti Remover

Liquid Comet w/ Bleach

Bucket w/ water

1. Spray graffiti remover until area is wet.

2. Use deck brush and brush area for about 5 mins.

3. Dip brush in water and scrub some more.

4. Squirt Comet and scrub some more, about 5 mins, dipping the brush in water every so often.

5. Fill up your bucket with water and wash residue. Use hose or sprayer if possible.

BOOM. Like it never happened.

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March 22, 20160 found this helpful
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Just squirt "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner on area...scrub lightly with any brush and hose it all off. Costs $ 1.77. Don't exhaust yourself !

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April 12, 20170 found this helpful

This method didn't work for me. I used a metallic spray paint. Maybe that made a difference.

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April 12, 20161 found this helpful
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OK. After doing a little research and having this same overspray problem I have THE answer. Yes, it may be too late for you LWally, but it may help someone else stumbling on this post as I did.

Plain and simple. Muriatic acid. Buy it in all volumes of containers at your hardware store, from quart to gallons depending on your job. Inexpensive. Worked for me in literally seconds. Once I applied it to the overspray, it immediately bubbled it right off, no scrubbing at all. Afterwards, I neutralized it with a rinse from the hose and done.

What else can I do with my leftover time today? I was thinking I'd have to spend hours sanding, scrubbing, washing, powerwashing or something. Thankfully, no!

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April 27, 20051 found this helpful

Maybe if you power-washed it.

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April 28, 20050 found this helpful

You can also use sand paper to lightly sand off the spray paint.

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May 1, 20050 found this helpful

I have done the same thing. I used Graffti Remover. Took it all off!

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November 6, 20150 found this helpful

Is it clear or do you have to buy colored as my concrete is patio stones

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March 19, 20070 found this helpful

My son just spray painted in black an area about 12" x 12" on our concrete "slab" where we hang out in the summer. It looks awful. Should I try to buy that Graffiti Remover? Where can you purchase it? I have no way to spray wash the area, and the hoses are still frozen here in Minne-snow-ta.

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June 29, 20070 found this helpful

I sprayed spray paint on my own driveway and my dad got really mad! I took Pinesol, bleach and hot soapy water, mixed it all together and it came all off! Yay us!

Editor's Note: Danger! Mixing cleaners, especially with bleach, can form toxic gases.

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January 24, 20160 found this helpful

I'm glad this worked foryou, however you are very lucky to be alive! The active ingredient in pines old is ammonia. You never mix bleach answer ammonia, it causes a caustic vapor and it will kill you if you're exposed for even a short amount of time.

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July 30, 20160 found this helpful

Pine Sol should not be mixed with bleach or any other household cleaners. Mixing these chemicals can produce toxic gases.

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July 15, 20070 found this helpful

Any advice for cleaning spray paint off trees?!

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November 30, 20070 found this helpful

Ya the sandpaper worked 4 me.

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March 14, 20080 found this helpful

I went out and spray painted a bike with 2 towels under it. Little did I know I put too much spray paint on and BAM! it leaked through the towels I let the bike dry and rolled it off and pulled the towels up and it looked like I had spilled a black can of spray paint on a band new cement driveway. My dad was on his way home from a trip so I had about 3 hours (my dad overreacts a little bit so if he found this then I would be in some deep trouble) so I went and tried bleach (it sorta worked), then I went and tryed "purple stuff" (yes this is the name. It's a pipe cleaner acid that plubmers use to unclog pipes it also works good on stains, we use it on our boat) and it made somewhat of a dent in it then I tryed clear stuff (stronger stuff than purple stuff) it did about the same as purple stuff. I went and tryed CRC which I used once on a brick driveway and it actually worked on it but it was a failure on mine. So I go and find some "mercrillic acid" this is some strong stuff I smelled it and it burned my nostrils. I poured it on the driveway and it took about 75% of the spray paint off and did a decent job. NOTE: Do not mess around with this stuff you can burn yourself really badly.

So to finish off the story I didn't completely get all the paint off but it I got most of it off and if my dad sees it then he will most likely think it is a old paint stain.

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November 9, 20080 found this helpful

So I've now been outside scrubbing for 3 hours. The oven cleaner worked ... I didn't let it sit long enough. 10 minutes puts a dent in it. 1 hour does nothing. Graffiti remover did nothing to it.

Scrubbing with steel wool for 3 hours worked pretty well. but you go through it really, really fast. Steel wool and lots of water. I think the oven cleaner would have worked if it hadn't been a sunny day before. Now its getting below 50 so the water isn't drying fast enough to see a difference. That's all I know and have to say.

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May 18, 20160 found this helpful

I used gasoline. Came out in under 2 minutes.

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December 16, 20080 found this helpful

My son spray painted a school project with RED spray paint on the driveway. Needless to say, he tried not to get in on the driveway but some did. We used Soft Scrub and it came COMPLETELY off!! Good Luck

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December 13, 20100 found this helpful

I had somebody's larva leave a tag on concrete near my home (it will soon be removed). Not having the blood of the little dork handy to clean off the black spray paint, I used Comet Cleanser (Scratch Free with Bleach) and some steel wool. I squirted a liberal amount of the Comet on the offending mark, got down on one of those foam kneeling pads (essential if you're going to spend any real time kneeling on concrete), added a little water and elbow grease and started working on the tag. Since the Comet was not very abrasive, I think the combination of the bleach and the steel wool got the mark out in about 20 minutes time. Somebody mentioned using Goof Off and a steel brush. The Goof Off alone won't work on concrete unless you scrub it off as he did. I tried that with paper towel, and it disfigured the tag, but didn't remove it.

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October 6, 20140 found this helpful

So hot soapy water, goof off graffiti remover, steel wool, bleach and sand paper is the way to go? If so thanks guys. Got so much trouble for spray painting my basement wall... don't try this at home kids.

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February 4, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks mother in laws porch got painted im in trouble daughters ugh

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May 2, 20160 found this helpful

Sandpaper it . Amazing

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July 28, 20160 found this helpful

Goof off works quite well. Just scrub with any scrubbing brush and wash it off with some water. Comes right off.

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October 16, 20160 found this helpful

This just happened a second ago to me and my neurotic husband. He just grabbed WD40 and a stiff sponge or brush. Hosed it off in literally 4 minutes. We ain't got time to scrub all day!!!

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