Asked by: Iolanda Gluckhobbies and interests painting
How do you remove paint from concrete statues?
Simply so, how do you remove old paint from concrete statues?
For a basic cleaning, use a mixture of one part muriatic acid to five parts water. If there are particularly stubborn areas, the mixture can be made stronger by adding less water. Brush the acid onto the statue and, in the extremely soiled areas, use a bristle scrub brush to work in the acid.
- Remove crumbling bits from cracked concrete areas by knocking them away with a wire brush.
- Widen the bottom of each crack that is larger than a hairline crack by using a chisel.
- Scrub the concrete statue with concrete-etching cleaner and a scrub brush.
- Create a paste for patching the statue.
Also question is, does vinegar remove paint from concrete?
Plain, white vinegar, any brand, will instantly remove the paint residue and brighten your masonry. After the fireplace was stripped with a chemical paint remover there was still a little bit of paint residue and a light film the covering the stone. Our contractor told me how vinegar would remove the paint film.
Use acrylic latex paint on concrete statues. For concrete statuary, water-based acrylic latex paints are recommended for their ability to soak into the concrete and stain it beyond its surface. Acrylic latex paints also don't dry and crack like a shell over time, like oil-based paint does.