Removing Paint from Concrete Window Sills

Old 07-03-16, 12:22 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 4
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Removing Paint from Concrete Window Sills

We just purhcased a home, and the previous owner painted the concrete window sills, but the paint is cracking and falling apart. It looks disgusting. What's the best method to completely remove paint from these concrete window sills? Thanks.
Old 07-03-16, 03:55 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 49,125
Received 622 Votes on 550 Posts
A paint and varnish remover generally works best. are the walls brick/stone? painted?
a pic or two might be useful -
Old 07-07-16, 09:41 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: wv
Posts: 399
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
If the method mentioned does not succeed, because some older longer setting paints sometimes refuses to react to paint removers completely, unless you apply several applications. In any case, you could use a more aggressive approach such as a wire wheel attached to a a hand held electric grinder, if the window sill does not respond well to chemicals, the wire wheel may tear into the masonry sill depending on what the material is and how hard it is, care needs to be taken in any case.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: