Removing paint from concrete can be difficult. Whether you are removing old paint on a concrete porch and stairs or graffiti on a wall, there are several methods you can try. This is a guide about removing paint from concrete.
Can anyone recommend a home remedy to remove or at least fade and make less noticeable white spray painted words on my concrete steps? They are not "bad" words, thank goodness, lol, but it does make the exterior of my home trashy-looking. I've tried bleach and Goof-Off for Graffiti. Any suggestions? I will try! Thanks.
I do not know how you would remove paint, so I would paint over it. I believe the only way to remove it properly would be with sandblasting.
I was painting my kitchen chairs outside and put newspapers around so the paint wouldn't stain the cement but there are a few drops here and there. Is there something that can take it out?
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I bought a pumice scouring stick at the 99 cent store, it says it will remove paint from cement,tile & masonry . Also it says will remove rust from garden tools. Cleans: ceramic tile,porcelain,masonry,concrete & Iron. Restores tools,pools and barbeques." Unexcelled for removing," Baked on food,grease and carbon build ups in ovens grills and iron cookware.Rock- hard mineral deposits around faucets & drains,scale and rust on metal work and piping,unsightly toilet bowl rings,stubborn stains in tubs,sinks and showers ( not fiberglass) and a bunch of other stuff. This will be tested with elbow grease this weekend.;-) GG Vi
We are having tile put in our bathroom and the tiles were cut with a wet saw in our garage and on our sidewalk. It left a chalky haze on the cement that stayed even after power washing. How can I get it clean?
I have found that using nail polish remover for wood fence small spot stains using a bit of elbow grease can remove these from a sealed colored driveway.
Am I doing something wrong or is there a better method to remove paint from the concrete, like paint remover or some other chemical? I should add that these steps have a rough not smooth texture to the concrete. Please help! Thank you!
Truerblue from PA
You might try calling a paint store or a concrete place if you don't find an answer on here that works. Good luck (06/29/2007)
My guess would be that the pressure of the washer isn't strong enough to take the paint off. Most of the home-type pressure washers aren't strong enough to take anything major off of anything. We had one and it didn't work well at all.
We purchased a new industrial strength washer last year and trust me, if you aren't careful, you'll be pointing at wood/concrete one sec and air the next. lol It will eat it up quick. Paint is gone in a few seconds no matter what it's on. (06/29/2007)
HI there, can you please tell me the brand name and what is the strength/psi of the pressure washer you used. Thanks
I painted my front concrete porch a few years ago. I would like to now take the paint off, but don't know what to use? Could you help out?
By Frank from Coatesville, PA
Have your concrete power washed and see how that works. If it doesn't come off completely, try a biodegradeable chemical paint remover. (06/13/2010)
How can I remove old paint from a driveway?
How do you remove paint from a concrete driveway?