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    How do I remove cement from a pavement?

    Driveway Contractors

    Due to some recent building work at my home, some cement that was being mixed on my pavement has now left the pavement by my property discoloured. So far I cannot remove it. Nothing I have tried has had any effect so far! Is there any way to remove this effectively?

    Asked by kashif on 26th Feb 2019
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    "Try brick acid, It's available from most builders merchants."

    Answered on 23rd Jan 2020 - Member since Mar 2017 - report

    "You could use a wire brush firstly, then apply brick acid in the right quantity, or use a jet wash to blast clean"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Oakley construction and surfacing LTD

    "Yes you can use brick acid or patio cleaner, highly hazardous so wear the appropriate PPE."

    Answered on 14th Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
    Tk home improvements

    "Try some Bostik cement or brick and patio cleaner you can by at B&q then jet wash instructions are on Bottle."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2019 - Member since Feb 2017 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "Best way is a wire brush but with patio acid and a jet wash I did use this on a job and came up amazing"

    Answered on 11th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    HL Property Maintenance

    "Have you tried any kind of mortar/brick cleaner? It’s a very strong acid which can dissolve the cement. It is something to be careful using. Always follow what the instructions on the bottle say and make sure that you are using proper protection for yourself; goggle, gloves, long sleeves, etc. Ideally, make sure not to use too much in one go.
    You can buy most mortar/brick cleaner liquid for about £10 (for 5 litres or so), from a builder’s merchant, online or any local DIY-type shops. After the cement has been dissolved (it will foam up in the process) you can use a jet wash to clear it away. Again, be careful with washing it away as it is still going to be very acidic."

    Answered on 26th Feb 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Pro decs

    "Try using some brick acid but make sure it’s all washed of afterwards."

    Answered on 17th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    Originalstonepaving company

    "Need some more information what surface are you trying to clean a picture would help if your unsure"

    Answered on 29th Apr 2019 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Stm paving

    "I think if you use a high pressure jet wash and some brick acid it will come of."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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