Doing painting on the walls of the house is quite fun. But sometimes accidentally paint drips on your concrete floor. The paint is sometimes very difficult to clean and can damage the beauty of your concrete flooring. By using the right product, you can remove the paint from concrete floor without wasting much time. Follow the following guidelines to remove paint stains, even the most stubborn ones.
Method 1: Mild Stains
- The first step is to prepare the surface of the stained concrete floor. Use a vacuum shop (a vacuum cleaner designed to drain away dirt or liquid) to clean all the dust and dirt. If possible, clean any paint that is detached from the concrete with a scraper or brush.
- The second step is to apply paint stripper chemicals on the surface of the concrete. The type of paint stripper you should use depends on the type of paint you want to clean, such as oil-based paints or water-based paints. If you are in doubt, use paint strippers that are manufactured to remove oil-based paints.
- Let the paint stripper react with stain. Check the manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging can. Usually, the time required for it to react ranges from 1 to 8 hours. In some cases, it takes less than an hour.
- Next, rub the surface of the concrete. Use a wire scrub brush to clean the loose paint or almost slip off. Rub gently in one direction so as not to damage the surface of the concrete.
- Repeat the steps, if necessary. In some cases, the use of a second or third paint stripper is required to clean the paint on the surface of the concrete thoroughly.
- The final step is to clean the surface of the concrete. Use a high-pressure water sprayer to clean all paint stripper marks. Dry the floor by wiping it with a microfiber cloth.
Method 2: Stubborn Paint Stains
- You will need a paint stripper containing Methylene Chloride and additional material such as smooth clay. If it is hard to get, you can smooth the cat litter (the media for cats to dispose of dirt) into powder form.
- To complete the cleaning work, you will need a brush with hard/rigid bristles and also cleaner powders.
- This paint stripper material is a chemical liquid that can remove stubborn stains, but dangerous if inhaled. This material will remove stains faster. It is recommended that you create good ventilation. If you work with this type of paint stripper, you will need a respirator to help you breathe.
Mix all ingredients and make some sort of pasta. This blend of ingredients will help to pull paint stains off the surface of the concrete, making it easier to scrape.
Spread the mixture. Apply a layer of suction mixture to the paint stain on the concrete surface. Allow for the mixture to react. The process will take about 20 minutes to several hours, depending on the chemicals you use. Add paint thinner to the mixture to keep the ingredients active (if needed).
Then, scrape the mixture away. The paint thinner can make it easier for you to clean most of the paint using a hard-bristled brush. If there is still remaining paint, add a second blend layer and repeat the process.
The final step is rubbing stains. Use a hard-bristled brush, scrub powder, and water to scrub the paint stripper’s surface. End the job by rinsing the powder with clean water