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  1. #1
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    Default removing paint stain

    I was painting furniture on a concrete porch with a sheet as a dropcloth and some paint bled through the cloth onto the concrete floor. It was latex paint so I tried to remove it with soap and water-no luck-then paint remover-still wasn't effective. Any other thoughts on how to remove it?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: removing paint stain

    Try scrubbing with an old fashioned scrub brush with very hot water and TSP. Rinse with a power washer. You will probably end up with a clean spot on your concrete. A general power washing of the entire concrete will lessen the light spot. "Behr's 2 in 1Deck Cleaner" will also aid in getting your concrete looking like new. It is a mild solution of oxylic acid.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: removing paint stain

    Thanks so much. Will try.

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    Default Re: removing paint stain

    Very good initiative. But I have no idea about it..

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    Default Re: removing paint stain

    If it's a latex stain... try using denatured alcohol. The denatured alcohol will lift the latex off the surface without staining the concrete or leaving any residue.

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    Default Re: removing paint stain

    Keep us updated on how it turns out! I'm contemplating a similar project...

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