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How do you clean a concrete splash?

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Try to remove concrete splash while it's still wet and easiest to clean off. To clean up dried concrete, gather together soap, water, a non-abrasive sponge and a blade for scraping, such as a paint scraper or putty knife. Thick, dried-on splash may require a commercially available concrete solvent. Don't use acid-based solvents.

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How do you clean a concrete splash?
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  1. Spray concrete splash with a hose

    Begin by spraying the splash with a hose to remove any concrete bits that are still wet. Use an appropriate water pressure for the affected material, using a softer spray on more fragile areas, such as wood or vinyl siding, and a stronger spray for hardier materials, such as glass or cars.

  2. Soften the concrete with a damp sponge

    Soften the remaining concrete with a water soaked sponge that won't damage the underlying material.

  3. Create and spray soap and water mixture

    Combine dish soap and water in a spray bottle and spray the concrete.

  4. Scrape off the softened concrete

    With a scraper or knife, begin scraping away at the concrete. Be careful not to scratch or damage the underlying surface.

  5. Apply commercial solvent

    For any remaining concrete, apply a commercial solvent, such as Cretewash or Cemix, according to manufacturer instructions. Allow it to sit and absorb into the concrete, and then scrub or scrape away all the concrete.

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