Mary O
Mary O
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  • Columbus, OH
Asked on Jun 9, 2012

Theres a roller paint brush stuck on the garage cement floor for 11 years or so. How do I get it off of the floor?

BillSusan SMary O
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22 answers
  • pull hard

  • Kathy R
    on Jun 10, 2012

    lol pull it off and scrape!

  • Mary O
    on Jun 10, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Becky H
    on Jun 10, 2012

    Oops?

  • Susan S
    on Jun 10, 2012

    Well why worry about it now? Just call it modern art!! Are we being taken for a ride here - I think somebody's pullin our legs Becky!!

  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Jun 10, 2012

    Susan somebody should have been pullin on a roller paint brush...... 11 years ago!

  • Pamela F
    on Jun 10, 2012

    LOL!

  • Its Really Concrete, Inc.
    on Jun 10, 2012

    you've already tried pulling on it so get a hammer & brick chisel - might get lucky & be able to free it w/utility knife

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Jun 10, 2012

    The trusty 5-in-1 tool. Don't stay home without it. CP

  • Terri J
    on Jun 10, 2012

    Soak the area around and under the roller as much as possible w/ goof off or goo be gone. You may have to repeat process a few times, but I know both products have saved me on different mishaps.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 11, 2012

    bigger hammer....once you bust it loose you may want to sand away the ridges of paint that will remain...then touch up the spot with some new paint. So I'm sure everyone else has this same question in the backs of their minds....how did this roller happen to left there in the first place....and then why has it taken over a decade to "fix".

  • You can use a floor scraper tool, or a very stiff putty knife. Depending upon the type of paint it is, there are solvents made to soften the finish. Even a little paint stripper will work. Just be careful that little ones or critters do not step into this when its wet or it will burn their feet.

  • Susan S
    on Jun 11, 2012

    Wellllll . . . . . .WHUT - EV - RRRRR!! I still think we're being "rolled over" here!!

  • Its Really Concrete, Inc.
    on Jun 11, 2012

    then again, if you've lived w/that roller for 11 yrs, it can't be keeping you awake many nights, is it ?

  • Susan S
    on Jun 12, 2012

    @ IT'S REALLY, KMS & W.E.; SERIOUSLY??? You All have given such expert advise and very detailed instructions BUT . . . . .I THINK we've all been HAD!!!

  • You would be amazed at what I have seen stuck to floors in the past.

  • Its Really Concrete, Inc.
    on Jun 12, 2012

    some time ago we repaired several parking deck floors in brooklyn w/urethane top coat,,, finished last deck late 1 nite & met w/owner's rep for his inspection next day,,, on the 2nd level down, we found a rat stuck ( for life as he was dead ) in the midst of the floor still in running profile,,, 5in1's are great tools !

  • Susan S
    on Jun 13, 2012

    Ohhhhhh - that's too funny!! Surprise Surprise!!

  • Carroll A
    on Jun 15, 2012

    Susan S you crack me up!!!!! I would try Krud Kutter first it takes paint off anything, you can get it almost everywhere. It will take the finish off what ever you have on the floor though. If that did not work, but it will, I would use a heat gun on LOW to soften up the paint and scrape it off. But I tell you Krud Kutter will do it. It even took dried hot pink fingernail polish out of the bedroom carpet and did not discolor it, can't even tell it happened.

  • Mary O
    on Jun 16, 2012

    I will be trying Krud Kutter. Thank you to all.

  • Susan S
    on Jun 16, 2012

    @Mary O. - well after this lengthy conversation from everyone - you will let us know how it turns out, WON'T YOU??? Didn't mean to offend if I sounded a tad doubtful about the authenticity of your plight but we didn't hear anything more from you and it's been there for 11 years so . . . . . @Carroll A - ya know - I've been told that b 4!! I might start believing I'm a real 'NUTCASE"!! :~) lol

    • Mary O
      on Mar 14, 2018

      WOW its been 11 years? UPDATE LOL Okay it/ the paint brush came off! I used Crud Cutter and my nephew Corey's muscles to help :) Then we scraped it off after brush came all the way off the cement floor :)

  • Bill
    on Jun 20, 2012

    Try using a heat gun or hair dryer set on high to soften the paint before using a suitable scraper or putty knife. Once the bulk of it's off then try some liquid solvents to lift off the rest. Sometimes hot soapy water and a wire brush will get the rest if it's latex.

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