How to Remove Paint From a Concrete Wall

Written by melynda sorrels | 13/05/2017
How to Remove Paint From a Concrete Wall
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Unwanted paint can alter the look of a smooth concrete surface. You can use several methods to leave a concrete wall looking as though there was never a trace of paint on it.

Things you need

  • Clean cloth

  • Paint scraper or razor blade

  • Acetone or paint thinner

  • Heat gun

Clean the area of grime and debris using a clean cloth.

Scrape away as much of the paint as possible with a sharp object such as a razor blade or paint scraper.

Apply acetone or paint thinner to the area and continue to scrape until all the paint is gone.

Use a heat gun on the area to soften the paint.

Scrape away as much of the paint as possible, alternating between the heat gun and a sharp object such as a razor blade or a paint scraper.

Apply paint thinner or acetone to the remaining bits of paint and scrape them away as well.

Tips

  • A pressure washer may work well in removing paint from an outside concrete wall, but use caution as it may damage the surface.

Warnings

  • Wear gloves when handling acetone or paint thinner. Use caution when handling sharp objects. Do not use a heat gun too close to a window; the heat could break the glass.

Tips and Warnings

  • A pressure washer may work well in removing paint from an outside concrete wall, but use caution as it may damage the surface.
  • Wear gloves when handling acetone or paint thinner.
  • Use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Do not use a heat gun too close to a window; the heat could break the glass.

Things you need

  • Clean cloth
  • Paint scraper or razor blade
  • Acetone or paint thinner
  • Heat gun

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