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diygirl

09:23AM | 10/14/03
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I recently painted the trim around my front door with white oil-based paint. During the process, I lost my balance and turned over the can of paint on my porch, which is peagravel. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove this? I figure it will be more involved than most paint removal jobs because of the texture of the peagravel. Please help!

5slb6

01:49AM | 10/15/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If this is pea gravel set in concrete you can use lacquer thinner to remove the oil based paint and you may need to use a wire brush to get all the paint up in addition to rags.

David Balderston

10:14PM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 10/17/03
7 lifetime posts
My suggestion would be to rent a pressure washer. This is the only method I've found will remove paint from concrete completely. It should come off pretty well if the pea gravel is set in concrete and if it's the type applied with epoxy then it will come off even easier.

retisin

05:40AM | 10/19/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
If neither of these work,ive found that using hydrocloric acid,follow directions on mixing get some safty goggels and gloves old clothes,let it set in their for a little while about 5 minutes then either spray off with garden hose or pressure washer.
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