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Removing paint from concrete

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Joe O, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. Joe O

    Joe O Member

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    I have some spray paint on concrete in an area would like to remove. Anybody have a shortcut for me. It's a nice light blue now and I would like to make it disappear. Somebody on here has a good idea, you've never let me down before!
    Joe O
     
  2. short shucker

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    A good pressure washer. Beware, you'll have to do the whole area or just have one increadibly clean spot.

    ss
     
  3. rustygun

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    There are some commercial graffiti removal chemicals out there, try google.
    Some work quite well.
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    With good ventilation, acetone will help.
     
  5. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Behr makes a concrete paint stripper. I have seen it at either Lowes or Home Depot but can't remember which.
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  6. hoot619

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    Hell that is a easy one to do! try something difficult like those Weiner E-mails . Ha ha Sorry couldn't help it. Ken U
     
  7. Pull & Mark

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    Try a heat gun and a wire brush, or wire brush wheel on a drill. Both oil and latex paint will come up with a heat gun. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  8. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Simple Green mixed strong will take it off.
     
  9. Garry

    Garry Active Member

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    Psycho, are you sure he wasn't using 7 1/2 shot?
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Muriatic acid.

    Masons use it to wash new walls that have mortar stains on. You may have to dilute it, and use rubber gloves.

    HM
     
  11. neofight

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    Too bad your neighbor to the North of you, the one with the nice yellow lab who lives in that English Tudor style home is so stingy about loaning out his sandblaster. That would make short work of it.

    There are plenty of paint removal products out there, but good old acetone or El Pico Paint Remover will do the trick. Wear those rubber gloves, even old crabber's gloves and wear a mask to save those lungs and liver.
     
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