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You might get the stains off by power washing, but that may knock some of the stucco texture off as well. If you're willing to give it a try, use (rent?*) a power washer with an adjustable power setting and start with the lowest setting available. So long as it's not causing damage, and since it's probably not getting the stain off, go ahead and wash the ...


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I always use diluted muriatic acid to remove rust stains from masonry, but it's a dangerous chemical that can cause burns, blindness and lung injury if misused. It's also known as hydrochloric acid. There is a product called Bar Keeper's Friend that looks like scouring powder, but it contains oxalic acid, which removes rust stains and is not as dangerous as ...


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You need to match the solvent to the type of material you trying to remove. Fundamentally there are polar and nonpolar molecules. Water and denatured alcohol are polar and mineral spirits is nonpolar. Oils are nonpolar, which is why oil and water don't mix. So to clean up an oily surface, you need mineral spirits. Somehow some dishwashing liquids also work (...


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Jack's answer makes sense. I have done something similar to clean vacuum hoses, and it works. One additional suggestion would be to use a grease cutter product as a second stage after the dish soap. They sell stuff like this at automotive and hardware stores.


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Start out by soaking the hoses in hot water and blue Dawn dish soap. It's the best for dissolving grease and I'm not affiliated with them in any way. Then you'll want to thread a heavy string or rope through the hose and wrap one end around a big rag and pull the other end so the rag gets pulled through the hose. You'll have to do this a few times to get rid ...


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Anyone try putting the brush in the freezer after you rinse with paint thinner? My grandpa use to tell me this worked.


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Maybe not politically correct but I found a quick dunk & swoosh in gasoline works better then any paint thinner or solvent. After dunking, I squeeze out what I can by hand & then apply liquid dish soap (like dawn) & work into the bristles to remove the gas. Rinse in hot water & allow to dry. I find that placing a rubber band on it helps to ...


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I used paint stripper followed by soap and water and it worked well. A bristle comb helps (for paint brushes).


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