I just recently had my driveway replaced with a concrete one.
While pouring the concrete, the contractors splashed spots of
concrete all over my garage door. The spots are about 1/4 inch
to 1/2 an inch. I tried using a plastic scraper to remove it,
but that only partially works. I've also read that you can
use muriatic acid to soften the concrete, but I'm wondering
how effective that is. Any suggestions would be greatly
Dilute the HCL with water about 40% water will still be okay and use a stiff
brush (not wire in this case) to brush the concrete stains away. Rinse well
with clear water after brushing.
<%= Clinton Gallagher
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And put down polythene sheeting to keep the splashes off the condrete
driveway, or you'll be calling the contractors back to lay another, when
they'll undoubtedly splash the garage door with concrete (repeat ad
nauseum...) Once you're finished, a rinse with washing soda will neutralise
the acid, sprinkle more on the plastic to neutralise the splashes before
(The engineer formerly known as Homeless)
It wouldn't be a repeat because this time he would learn that if you clean
off the concrete within a couple of hours it comes off easily with water.
And the longer you wait to clean it, the harder it gets.
Before you try acid, try spraying one of the spots with some type of
oil..penetrating oil or maybe some spray silicone.
If the door is VINYL, this may soften up the crete enough to simply wipe it
BTW, I ve never seen a vinyl garage door
I have a great suggestion:
Pick up the phone, call the contractor and tell him he has a choice of
restoring your garage door to original condition or buying you a new
one. Why are you cleaning up his mess?
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