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Had a spill of green paint onto my regular cement drive...not stained or
coated in any way...just slab cement. What's the best way...if any...to
remove the remaining paint "clouds" ? was able to wash off most of the
paint before it began to set...but have a cloudy residue left with various
shades of green in about 10 sq ft area..spill is two days old now.

Would a 3000 psi power washer take this off...can get/rent one from HD...bit
don't want to waste the money if all I get is wet concrete ?

any type of "cement acid wash" that can be applied first "

Any ideas are appreciated...

Thanks, Tim


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Had a spill of green paint onto my regular cement drive...not stained or
coated in any way...just slab cement. What's the best way...if any...to
remove the remaining paint "clouds" ? was able to wash off most of the
paint before it began to set...but have a cloudy residue left with various
shades of green in about 10 sq ft area..spill is two days old now.

Would a 3000 psi power washer take this off...can get/rent one from HD...bit
don't want to waste the money if all I get is wet concrete ?

any type of "cement acid wash" that can be applied first "

Any ideas are appreciated...

Thanks, Tim




I have used Formula 409 to remove dried, but not old, latex paint. Try
spraying some on, let it soak,
brush a bit, pour hot water to rinse.
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Had a spill of green paint onto my regular cement drive...not stained or
coated in any way...just slab cement. What's the best way...if any...to
remove the remaining paint "clouds" ? was able to wash off most of the
paint before it began to set...but have a cloudy residue left with
various shades of green in about 10 sq ft area..spill is two days old now.

Would a 3000 psi power washer take this off...can get/rent one from
HD...bit don't want to waste the money if all I get is wet concrete ?


Sure but the washed area will appeared lighter than the rest.

any type of "cement acid wash" that can be applied first "


The acid will eat up the surface so it will look lighter than the untreated
area, just like pressure wash.



Any ideas are appreciated...

Thanks, Tim




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Tim wrote:

Had a spill of green paint onto my regular cement drive...not stained or
coated in any way...just slab cement. What's the best way...if any...to
remove the remaining paint "clouds" ? was able to wash off most of the
paint before it began to set...but have a cloudy residue left with various
shades of green in about 10 sq ft area..spill is two days old now.

Would a 3000 psi power washer take this off...can get/rent one from HD...bit
don't want to waste the money if all I get is wet concrete ?

any type of "cement acid wash" that can be applied first "



Muriatic acid is used to prep concrete for sealing and painting, but
eats some of the concrete. It can
expose aggregate and might not touch the paint. I have seen it used to
"clean" concrete and didn't seem
to touch grease or paint.

Any ideas are appreciated...

Thanks, Tim




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Had a spill of green paint onto my regular cement drive...not
stained or coated in any way...just slab cement. What's the best
way...if any...to remove the remaining paint "clouds" ? was able
to wash off most of the paint before it began to set...but have a
cloudy residue left with various shades of green in about 10 sq ft
area..spill is two days old now.

Would a 3000 psi power washer take this off...can get/rent one
from HD...bit don't want to waste the money if all I get is wet
concrete ?

any type of "cement acid wash" that can be applied first "

Any ideas are appreciated...

Thanks, Tim

Pretty radical, but consider pouring paint on the rest of the
driveway and washing it off to make everything match - not to
mention unique.

Bob-tx (dam, I hate to sign my name to this idea)


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