What is the easiest way to remove paint from concrete walls?

the walls are the exterior walls of a walkout basement. It is painted white but i need to take it down to the bare concrete agian. It will look better with the brick home. Any ideas.

Asked By: insanecntryboy - 7/8/2008
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there are a few ways this can be acheived depending on what you want the end result to look like... More
Answered By: Irishrebel - 7/9/2008
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The easiest method would be to rent a pressure washer.
Answered By: TOMMY D - 7/8/2008
I would sandblast it.
Answered By: Ed - 7/8/2008
Wow! Concrete is really porous. This would be way too much work for me! I'd just paint it the color of natural concrete with concrete paint.
Answered By: RosieM - 7/8/2008
Maybe a heat gun and and then a sand blaster for cleanup?
Answered By: - 7/8/2008
Easiest way is to watch and wait. The paint will flake off eventually. Or you could paint it concrete grey(color that is)you decide on the shade of grey.
Answered By: Grainov Truth - 7/8/2008
It's darn near impossible. Pressure washing won't do a thing, the concrete is way too porous. Sandblasting would work if it is a finished concrete surface or brick and morter but not on cinderblock (it'll really damage the surface of the cinderblock). There will be some damage to the finished concrete surface giving it... More
Answered By: utgovols80 - 7/8/2008
The best you will be able to do is have the surface sandblasted to remove most of the paint, then skim-coated with grout to hide the rest. It would be cheaper to paint over it with a grey color to closely match the color of concrete if that is the effect you are looking for.
Answered By: Jeffrey S - 7/8/2008
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