I have Bluestone interior floors in new construction. Ready to finish but slight paint overspray and several glue spots. Is there a problem using a diluted muriatic acid to clean?

  • Which type of bluestone do you have? It ranges in toughness from basalt to limestone: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluestone Sep 22, 2013 at 1:28
  • What kind of paint?
    – HerrBag
    Sep 23, 2013 at 19:59
  • Just be sure to test your chosen method on a inconspicuous portion before diving in on your favorite part.
    – Trout
    Jun 21, 2014 at 2:04

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Muriatic could be a bit harsh, causing a 'bleached' spot. Many natural stones are sensitive to acids, most being alkaline (from types of limestone).

A "citrus" paint stripper could be less harsh, but it is acidic, also.

I would use ammonia and a soft nylon hand brush, alternating after rinses with a mild detergent.

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