Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How would you...

...clean concrete? Somebody told me I can use a floor sander, that seems like it wouldn't be TOO hard. The more the rest of my yard improves, the more my back porch is looking nasty. There is a mix of green paint and yellow adhesive all over it (from when it was covered in AstroTurf, apparently) and it is gross. And I don't just want to blast it with a pressure washer and get the rest of my yard filled with green paint and adhesive too.

Sigh. Projects, always projects.

Although this is kind of just stalling to avoid thinking about the fact that we have ants. AGAIN. Extermo-dude should be here any minute to fill my house with toxic chemicals, oh great. Thankfully, these don't look like the ones that were eating my house, they are much smaller and there is not a ton of sawdust around them. Double sigh.

2 comments:

Kerry said...

They sell a concrete cleaner at Home Depot type places, but it is of the TOXIC! DILUTE! DILUTE! variety.

Anne (in Reno) said...

Yeah I found some left from the prior owner and when I picked up the bottle it leaked all over me and I had to go take a shower. So I am kind of looking for a manual way to do it instead of putting more chemicals in my yard.

Seriously, how do you clean that stuff up? It gets all the crud off and then you are supposed to hose the crud and chemicals into your yard? I guess if I diluted it...