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Old 05-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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My parents recently tore down their wood patio deck. I'm not sure how old it was... around 10-15 years I guess. The concrete slab that was underneath is still in good condition, but it has some stains from the wood stain that dripped underneath when they re-stained it.

They want to try and preserve this slab. Does anyone have some suggestions for how to remove these stains?

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My parents recently tore down their wood patio deck. I'm not sure how old it was... around 10-15 years I guess. The concrete slab that was underneath is still in good condition, but it has some stains from the wood stain that dripped underneath when they re-stained it.

They want to try and preserve this slab. Does anyone have some suggestions for how to remove these stains?

Given the length of time it's been on the slab,i doubt your going to remove it.

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Sand blasting is about the only way.
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Why not think about concrete staining and then sealing the slab? Pick a color that blends with the deck stain the fell on it. In the hands of an artisan the results can be quite spectacular. These are interior floors but you get the idea. No reason they could not be outside. You might be able to DIY but it will take some painter's tape and layout ahead of time to get a tile look like shown in the two pictures.

You cannot sandblast or you will have pits and divets. Water will get in them and if you live in a freezing climate you are in for trouble. If you polish you will have to do it all and you still may not get the stain that dripped out of material.

Two final option would be to epoxy coat it or to paint it with porch and patio paint. Either option will not hold up as well as staining and sealing.

Where are you by the way. You might want to modify your profile to include basic location. It helps us out in responding to know what part of the World you live in.



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