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How do you remove stains from concrete?

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Stains can be removed from concrete with dry or mechanical methods, or by wet methods using chemical or water.

Common dry methods for removing stains from concrete include sandblasting, flame cleaning and shotblasting, grinding, scabbing, planing and scouring. Steel-wire brushes should be used with care because they can leave metal particles on the surface that later may rust and stain the concrete.

Wet methods involve the application of water or specific chemicals according to the nature of the stain. The chemical treatment either dissolves the staining substance so it can be blotted up from the surface of the concrete or bleaches the staining substance so it will not show.

To remove blood stains, for example, wet the stains with water and cover them with a layer of sodium peroxide powder; let stand for a few minutes, rinse with water and scrub vigorously. Follow with the application of a 5 percent solution of vinegar to neutralize any remaining sodium peroxide.

In certain instances, a concrete overlay, often referred to as concrete restoration, may be the best option. If your concrete has wide spread stains that simply are not coming up with traditional methods, a concrete overlay may be a way to remove the stains and get a beautiful concrete surface. Properly applied, a concrete overlay can last between 15 and 25 years. Grinding and applying stained concrete can last a lifetime.

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