removing old paving paint

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:38
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has any one got any ideas how to remove an old oil based paving paint ? it has become flaky and loks bad. i have tried turps , thinnerns , and all that does is make it stickey and terrible messy. oh and yes i have tried the old paint scrapper aswell . cheers
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Reply By: Ozboc - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:47

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:47
have you tried paint stripper ? nasty stuff - might make the EPA cranky at you if you try to wash it down the storm water drain ....

seams to work on all other paints inc paint on car panels .

maybe get a small tin and try one section out of the way and see what the results are. It has consistency of custard so will need to be brushed on

Boc

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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:57

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:57
Karcher, Gurney etc....any of the high pressure water blasters. I have a small Karcher; by no means the biggest or best, but it still does a brilliant job on all that sort of stuff. It may work better if you soaked the pavers in some sort of degreaser or turps etc, but I don't think it would be necessary.

If you have water restrictions, this may not be possible without incurring the wrath of the authorities. ;-(
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:30

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:30
Brake fluid? Seems to work a treat on duco ;-(
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Reply By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 13:08

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 13:08
Haven't used one on concrete, but why not try a heat gun, they work well on timber.

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Reply By: John Davies - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:36

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:36
Go to a trade paint shop and get some real paint stripper, not poly stripper. Do small sections at a time using a gernie/scrapper to remove, once the stripper has done it job of softening the paint.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:50

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:50
grit blasting...one can buy the tool from local hardware...could use sand as alternative to grit...but DO USE appropiate safety stuff...
hot water steam cleaner or as someone said above...Karcher mat also do the trick
dont use strippers etc etc unless small area.......its just too costly....

what about a concrete surface grinder from Kennards Hire?
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