Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 32
Rated 2 out of 5Â by freelyelee Might work if your paint's already peeling
I used this to try and strip an existing layer of concrete paint off an outdoor patio. The paint had started to chip in places and was starting to look terrible and I also didn't like the color, so I thought "Why not strip it and replace it with something brighter?"
This was LITERALLY the worst decision I've ever made in my entire life and this project consumed 2+ months of my life that I'll never get back.
I started by power washing the patio which removed a few chips and then followed the instructions for this product EXACTLY. This bubbled in a few places, but generally did absolutely nothing. I scrubbed with a wire brush and sander, re-applied NADA. I purchased 6+ bottles of this and got almost nowhere. Basically, it removed just enough paint to make the patio look worse and leave me in a weird limbo. Apparently, the previous owner applied the concrete paint in the appropriate way (with etcher) which made this useless.
I ended up using Soygel with significantly more success. But if you're planning on undertaking a project similar to my own, may I suggest hiring someone to do it? Save yourself the frustration!
April 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DGinDE Works when using it properly!
Let's set the record straight. It works but you will need a lot of it! I found out that if you apply it fairly thick and use a plastic cover to cover it up and keep it from evaporating quickly then it works so much better! I did a 440 that was about 50% covered in paint, the other half had peeled up over the years hence The need to do this. Put it on with a roller, cover it, and in 5-6 hours it will come off fairly easy with a pressure washer. Pric and you will go through it but use my tips and it works! Before pic below. All gone now.
May 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DidItAll PLEASE DONT!
This is the WORST product I've ever used in my ENTIRE life! I was hesitant at first reading all the reviews thinking most didn't read. Well, I read. EVERYTHING! They guarantee the product and you can call about any problems/questions or a refund. Customer support had some friendly guys. George claims he's actually used the product with success. However I would only recommend this product for very small areas such as less than 70 sq ft. I've used 3 gallons of this junk and it's more labor intensive than anything else. This product is so bad it couldn't even remove white spots from priming and ceiling paint applied 2 weeks ago! I'm left with patches and bare pockets with after the elbow grease I've put in. PLEASE, I beg you to take heed from my horrible experience and avoid this. Save your money and important time as I can't get any of it back. Consider an alternative such as sanding or dry ice blasting. As the saying goes, once you paint concrete/brick, that's it. There's no going back.
May 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MIKESPAD DO NOT USE
SIMPLY PUT: DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. IT WILL NOT WORK.
October 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Megstoo Not as good as you think
I ended up needing to by 2 gallons of this to take off 4 layers of paint on my outside steps so I could re do them (4 steps with a small landing - not more than 100 feet)
You're not supposed to let the product dry however in the nicer temperature days that's literally impossible. It says on the container that it will strip the paint using just the hose - WRONG. Put this on the steps on a Saturday morning and by afternoon figured enough time had passed to clean it up however it wasn't. I could see the bubbling like it said though.
I ended up using a pressure washer the next day without the product and I think is what worked better.
Make sure if you use it you COVER everything, it's very toxic to grass, plants, flowers. We had to tarp everything off just to protect it and make sure you wear gloves.
June 11, 2013