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How to remove paint from stone paving

How to clean paint stains from stone paving?

Some home maintenance jobs can create a mess, and it can seem like never-ending work is being created whilst trying to improve the home!
A typical example is exterior house painting. However careful the painter is, odd spots of paint can become stuck to adjacent paving and pathways.
Painting gates is another fiddly job, where paint applied to vertical surfaces will drip down onto driveways and paths, where if left it will dry and become very difficult to remove.
In more severe cases, a lot of paint can be spilt! Whoops! What can be used to remove this paint?

Do not use brick acid!

Unfortunately, we are seeing a lot of cases where customers have been advised to use brick acid, but we strongly advise against this course of action. Brick acid is an extremely harsh acid that works by dissolving the top layer of the stone to which it is applied. This can in some cases cause irreparable damage to the stone.

Use Rob Parker’s Best Stone Stripper to remove paint and varnish stains from stone

Our advice is to use Rob Parker’s Best Stone Stripper. This is a gentle formulation that will dissolve multiple layers of paint, varnish and sealants from stone surfaces without causing damage to the stone. This product needs to be applied generously to the affected area and left for up to 24 hours before scraping and rinsing clean. Up to five layers of paint can be removed with a single application.