Tree Sap On Concrete – Can It Be Removed?
Concrete is very susceptible to stains because of its porous nature. Sap is a tough substance to remove, especially when it has been left to dry for any length of time. As it hardens, it turns dark and adheres even more strongly to whatever surface it has dripped on. The more porous the concrete, the deeper the sap goes. Dirt and grime also adhere to sap, causing further damage to the concrete. There are a variety of ways to remove tree sap, depending on the size of the stain. For small stains, try these solutions: Dampen a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover. Rub the tree sap with the cotton ball for several seconds, changing cotton balls when dirty. After the area is clean, wash with warm, soapy water and rinse with a water hose or pressure washer. Do not wet the area. Apply a petroleum-based hand cleaner, such as Goop, to a clean cloth. Scrub the tree sap with the cloth. Continue applying the hand cleaner as needed and scrubbing until you have removed the sap. Wipe the excess hand cleaner off the painted concrete with paper towels and rinse with a water hose or pressure washer.
For larger stains, you may need to hire a professional pressure washer. Give us a call and we will come to your property and discuss solutions.
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