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Removing masonry paint from patio

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by MuBuPlu, 8 Sep 2020.

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    Hi there.

    I need some help please...!

    Can someone please suggest the best way to remove white masonry paint from patio/stone?

    I painted the house white and some has fallen on the floor below. Tried white spirit and it was useless, so was a jet wash. And now reckon I need something a lot stronger. But also don't want to discolour the patio too much (they're old red and beige stones).

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Really? Sanding works?! If that works, I'll be over the moon!

    Thanks.

    Read about brick acid but read on here it can just clean the brick/stone but not actually remove the paint? But may be an option. Do the wire wheels work?
     
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    Wire wheels on a drill should work.

    Sanding requires a better quality paper that won't go blunt after a minute or two.

    The paint is unlikely to have penetrated by more than 0.5mm at the most.

    Photos of the stone work would be useful.
     
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    I don't think the paint stripper will make much difference. They normally only break down oil based paints. Cellulose breaks down wb paints pretty quickly but I am not sure that cellulose will help much given that the paint has soaked in.
     
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