This post was updated on June 9, 2022
How to Remove Deck Stain from Concrete
Applying a deck stain can be messy and sometimes you can spill or drip on your concrete or brick pavers that are under or around your deck. Once this happens, it is not easy to remove. We have found that using a deck stain stripper and pressure washing will remove much of the spilled stain but not always as concrete can be very porous. Another option is using a graffiti remover cleaner. You can find these at your local paint store. Popular brands at Goof Off or Mostenbocker’s Lift Off.
Tips to Avoid Deck Stain on Concrete
Tarping under and around the outside edges of your deck is a must! Deck stain can drip between deck boards on raised decks fall onto patios below. Make sure to use plastic or poly tarps. Never canvas to cover pavers as stains can bleed through.
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