How to remove stained stamped concrete?

by Coleanne8
Our stamped concrete got Old and dingy and so I decided to stain it with a stain that I got at Home Depot.
Didn't go the way I wanted. I power wash the concrete before I put the stain on and now it's chipping and looks terrible. Is there something I can do to remove that I wash it off what are my options please help
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 09, 2018

    what stain did you use?

  • Coleanne8 Coleanne8 on Apr 09, 2018

    Behr from Home Depot

  • Carolyn Stevens Carolyn Stevens on Apr 10, 2018

    Brush on Muriatic Acid..can get from hardware or paint stores

  • William William on Apr 10, 2018

    You will need to power wash to remove as much of the paint as possible. You may also need to use a paint stripper. I suggest Citristrip. It's a safe stripper. Then power wash again. Then you can re stain or paint. Muriatic acid does not remove stain. It etches concrete for finishing. Do not use it.

  • Carolyn Stevens Carolyn Stevens on Apr 10, 2018

    Was told to just brush it on and let dry...took away the "dull rough surface"

  • Carolyn Stevens Carolyn Stevens on Apr 10, 2018

    The steps taken at first were Luster seal 300 and Super Diamond Clear...the dirty dull look was caused by we did Xylene to make it shine again...sorry for the confusion...the Muriatic acid was another project!

  • Carolyn Stevens Carolyn Stevens on Apr 10, 2018

    Initial sealed with Luster Seal 300 and Super Diamond Clear when initial poured....after brick work was done and really dulled/dirtied the patio surface...we used Xylene and just brushed it on it is like new!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Apr 12, 2018

    When I moved to my HOA community the required I use Behr concrete paint. The product SUCKS! My fix? I purchased a different brand of excellent concrete paint (in a nice light color!) and painted right over the old Behr. I did scrub the driveway with dawn dish soap and a broom with a good water rinse prior to painting. Be sure to paint a totally dry outdoor concrete area!!! I also did my best to work in sections in the shade as the day wore on. Good luck!