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    • Loretta
    • By Loretta 10th Sep 05, 7:03 PM
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    Paint on driveway
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    • 10th Sep 05, 7:03 PM
    Paint on driveway 10th Sep 05 at 7:03 PM
    I've found the right place for this now! a friend of mine has dropped a gallon of dark blue gloss paint on her driveway, the surface is sort of ornamental bricks with a rough surface, we don't know where to start removing it, any suggestions or a product we could buy to try and get this off
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    • withabix
    • By withabix 10th Sep 05, 9:00 PM
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:00 PM
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:00 PM
    Apply nitromors paint stripper, then scrape off as much as you can. Retreat with Nitromors and then use a pressure washer on it.

    Repeat with further coats of Nitromors and pressure washer until it's all come out of the blockwork surface.

    I've done this with graffiti on brickwork, so it should work OK. Definitely worth a try.
    Last edited by withabix; 10-09-2005 at 9:03 PM.
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    • Loretta
    • By Loretta 10th Sep 05, 9:26 PM
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:26 PM
    Paint on driveway
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:26 PM
    Thanks for your help, does the paint spread when you wash it off with the pressure washer, I am worried about making it worse or cover a larger area
  • Coldon
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:30 PM
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:30 PM
    If the paint is still wet then get some sand or even top soil to soak up most of it just use a bass broom to get the excess up then nitromors and a wire brush will do the trick on the left overs,

    Be carefull with the pressure washer you do not want any nitromors on your face or in your eyes

    Coldon
    Last edited by Coldon; 10-09-2005 at 9:33 PM.
    • Loretta
    • By Loretta 10th Sep 05, 9:40 PM
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:40 PM
    Pain on driveway
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    • 10th Sep 05, 9:40 PM
    Thanks for the suggestion, the paint is now dry, it was the whole 5 litre tin and is a real mess. I know whatever is done it is going to be a horrible and mucky job, I suppose it is a question of diluting it with nitromores and keep washing it away and being very careful. I was hoping there would be some magic method but I knew there wouldn't be!!
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