removing paint from concrete

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Old 05-29-01, 11:11 AM
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I want to remove the paint that is on our concrete porch so that I can acid stain it. Any products to make this easier? What is the best way to strip paint from concrete?
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Old 05-29-01, 12:09 PM
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The way I see it, you have a couple of choices, neither of which are neat. Of course you could always sand blast the cement but that is surely not neat and easy. Perhaps there is some sort of portable unit for rent that is easier to work with. If the paint is solvent or oil based, the next option is to use a chemical stripper. Apply it and then scrub the cement with a wire brush. After the paint is lose, wipe it up. This is also messy and one must be careful of the chemicals in some of the strippers (methylene chloride for one). Be sure your skin is covered. There are more environmentaly friendly chemicals but I do not think they work as quickly. You must be patient if you use a stripper other then one with methylene chloride.
 
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Old 05-29-01, 01:12 PM
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Check out http://www.acid-stain.com regarding removing paint from concrete and other preparation before acid staining if you want good results. It is usually best not to use a wire brush prior to staining because it may cause black marks where the metal was in contact with the concrete.
 
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Old 06-02-01, 07:36 PM
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If the original coat of painton the cocrete is an oil based paint PEEL AWAY I will do the complete removal in one applicatoion. If the original coat is latex paint which seeps inside the concrete PEEL AWAY 7 will do your job.
 
 

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