How can I get old paint splatters off a cement patio?

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Nov 02, 2018
    Yes we always get paint where it does not belong. Good luck removing the paint from you patio. How to Remove Paint from Concrete - Bob Vila
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    Rinse the area afterward, allowing one to three hours for the surface to dry. STEP 2: Scrape peeled or chipped areas and apply paint stripper. If some of the paint has already begun to chip or peel, scrape it away with a putty knife.
  • William William on Nov 02, 2018

    WD-40. Did a leaky oil pan leave a big ugly spot in the middle of your concrete driveway? To get rid of an unsightly oil spot, just spray it with a generous amount of WD-40 and then hose it down with water.

    Soda (Coca Cola). Here’s how to remove oil stains from concrete drive-ways and garage floors: Gather up a small bag of cat litter, a few cans of cola, a stiff bristle broom, bucket, laundry detergent, bleach, eye protection, and rubber gloves. Cover the stain with a thin layer of cat litter and brush it in. Sweep up the litter and pour cola to cover the area. Work the cola in with a bristle broom, and leave the cola for about twenty minutes. Mix 1/4 cup laundry detergent with 1/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) warm water and use it to mop up the mess.

    Oven Cleaner. Get those unsightly grease, oil, and transmission fluid stains off your concrete driveway or garage floor. Spray them with Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can. Let it settle for 5-10 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush and rinse it off with your garden hose at its highest pressure. Severe stains may require a second application.

    Kool-Aid. Nasty rust stains on your concrete? Mix unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid with hot water. Scrub and the rust stain should come right out.

    Baking Soda. Salt and commercial ice-melt formulations can stain — or actually eat away — the concrete around your house. For an effective, but completely innocuous, way to melt the ice on your steps and walkways during those cold winter months, try sprinkling them with generous amounts of baking soda. Add some sand for improved traction.

    Ammonia. Tired of those annoying discolorations on your concrete work? To get rid of them, scrub with 1 cup ammonia diluted in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) water. Hose it down well when you’re done.

  • This may help:

    Method 1 For Small Spots

    1. Prepare the concrete surface. Use a broom or shop vacuum to remove all dirt or debris. ...
    2. Apply a chemical paint stripper to the concretesurface. ...
    3. Allow the stripper to work. ...
    4. Scrub the concrete. ...
    5. Repeat the steps if necessary. ...
    6. Clean the concrete surface.

  • Gaelyn Shaffer Croucher Gaelyn Shaffer Croucher on Nov 03, 2018

    I used a power washer and it came right off, no scrubbing needed.

  • Kathy Kathy on Nov 03, 2018

    I’ve used Original Dawn dish soap for oil and paint and rinsed with power washer.

  • Beth French Beth French on Nov 03, 2018

    I see two choices 1) Paint over it 2) just wait it out- It will wear off eventually

  • Bufflady Bufflady on Nov 03, 2018

    Non-acetone nail polish remover is great for removing paint without damaging the base surface. It even removes graffiti from white vinyl fencing without yellowing the vinyl.

  • Joe Joe on Nov 04, 2018

    Let paint thinner sit in place then power wash