How To Remove Paint From Concrete
Over time, paint can peel or chip for whatever reason. Maybe because it wasn’t base coated right or it was dropped and chipped the paint or even hit with a lawnmower! (don’t ask how I know about the last one! lol)
Here I’ll tell my best method to get the old paint off statues. It works for me, but it will take some elbow grease.
How To Remove Paint From Concrete Statue
The best way to remove paint from a concrete statue is by sandblasting it. That will remove paint clear down to the concrete. Problem is, sandblasters are a little expensive. Unless your planning on doing a big bunch of statues, this probably isn’t the most economical way to go about it.
Another way that you could remove paint from a concrete statue is using paint remover. I recommend this paint remover. Goof Off FG653 Professional Strength Remover, Pourable 16-Ounce (Link To Amazon)You apply the paint remover on the paint you want to remove and let it sit awhile and then use a scrub brush or a wire brush (I personally would use a wire brush to get the paint off.
Whatever paint is left after the first time around you can remove after the concrete statue is dry by repeating the first step, it will eventually come off.
There you have it! That’s how I personally do it and it should work for you. Remember to check out my painting guide for concrete statues, Then if you do it properly you won’t have to go through this process again. Painting Concrete Statues