Paint Stripper left white residue on my concrete, Ideas on how to remove?


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Old 04-10-17, 12:56 PM
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Paint Stripper left white residue on my concrete, Ideas on how to remove?

So I used some Ready Strip paint remover on a small area of my garage floor this weekend and when I was done scrapping up the stripper it turned my concrete white. It removed the paint but left this white chalky residue on the floor. Any ideas or tips about maybe to get rid of this. I really appreciate it...
 
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Old 04-10-17, 01:02 PM
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Are these errant paint spots or are you just stripping a portion of the floor? You'll probably need to scrub/rinse or pressure wash to finish removing the residue.
 
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I had some old spilled paint spots maybe a 2x3 area. Do you recommend a cleaner to use along with the power washer. I tried krud kritter but that didn't help, might try simple green. My power washer is only 1750psi so it's not that strong as well.
 
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I'd probably scrub some laundry detergent over it and then pressure wash.
 
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Thanks for the help. I will give this a shot and post back my results.
 
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Old 04-10-17, 02:17 PM
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Forgot to add when you just clean a portion of a concrete slab like that, the cleaned portion almost always looks different than the rest. Often the only real fix is to clean the rest of the slab .... if that matters to you
 
 

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