Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 37
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by djbazz Garage floor -- sealer and paint stripper
The Concrete Paint Stripper applies like a raw egg -- can be spread thin with lots of goop to drag. The best application method may be with a trowel because a brush just pushes the goo. It didnt work where I applied the product thinly, even though I kept working it to keep it wet. It did work where I put large 1/8 thick puddles. I was trying to mostly 'etch' some sealer in the floor where water seemed to still repel after deeply cleaning and using degreaser.
Bottom line: If you are doing a large area, better off mechanically abrading and repainting (for paint) or using muriatic acid for etching. The product smells very strong - sometimes an indication of a powerful product - but not in this case. It may be useful for smaller projects. Application and cleanup is too difficult for a large area.
January 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RianAnthony Behr-ly works
I've done everything everyone said in other reviews (ie plastic covering to keep moist, waiting 4+ hours, etc) and I used this product on concrete with little success. I will say that it does work, but ONLY IN SMALL AREAS. If you are doing a large room get ready to buy 8 gallons and spend a month tackling the paint. After scraping the paint off, the primer underneath was much harder to get off and I was on my hands and knees will a wire brush, sponge, and mop bucket. For some reason a reapplication of the stripper does not want to "wither" the primer underneath the top coat of paint, so I've been scrubbing and sanding it. Like I said, this product is decent at best, but if you have a large room (mine was about 250-300 square feet), you are in for one heck of a messy, labor-intensive headache.
December 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Medic654 Read the reviews before buying....
This product is a horrible waste of money. Used it in an attempt to strip paint off my basement floor (approx 300sqft). The previous owners of my home didn't prep the concrete properly prior to painting the floor and just slapped some paint on it. Bought 4 gallons, followed the instructions. I used a paint roller to apply and had a thick coat to the entire floor. I checked the progress once a hour and after 7 hours only about 1/4 of the paint had bubbled. Not once during this period had the product dried, the heavy coat I applied stayed wet. After almost 7 hours had passed I tried scrapping the paint off with both a floor scrapper and 4" paint scrapper....it would have been the same if I had'nt used this product and tried scrapping it dry.
March 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CDLL2000 Very Poor Quality and high priced.
I higher price item with poor results. I used this product I put more work into the application with a very poor result. It really does not work very well at all! Wasted money buying this product.
March 16, 2015