So doing as much painting as I do I sure make a real mess! This is one of the reasons my husband does not like what I do. I shouldn’t say doesn’t like my hobbies of choice, I just mean it pains him, literally, to see me outside with a paint brush in my hand especially since I’m usually wearing new clothes and I should be inside cleaning or something! LOL not really he’s not that cave man-like, well, sorta’….
Anywho as you should know by now I have no patience and when I wanna do something I just wanna’ do it already. I absolutely do not like prep-work, it takes waaaay too long. So that means no tarp, no paint clothes, no gloves, no goggles, usually no measuring (though I usually have my trusty Ray-Bans on), etc.
So in saying all this I am a real clean freak. I know! Doesn’t really jive well together, right? Right! So I do spend a lot of time cleaning up after myself. Now my husband hates our concrete driveway and he plans (not me) to get a new one real soon. I’m against this plan as it costs as much for a new concrete driveway as it does for a college tuition. The old one will do just fine thank you very much! AND if we get a new one I am NEVER going to be allowed to paint AGAIN!!!! Not OK with me.
So I’m going off in the wrong direction again. Which brings me to my point. To get back in the good graces of the old man I went on a secret mission. For what you say? To clean up all those little paint spots all over the outside of our casa on the concrete. So at Home Depot I spied this ——
Isn’t the name cute? Pumie? It was pretty cheap, I want to say a couple bucks?
“Pumie Power Works when the strongest chemicals quit.” I will say this is why I was drawn to this particular product. I have 3 kids and I’m just not into chemicals. They make me dizzy and all that jazz.
Here are said paint spots. We have stain spots and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Now I know ASCL is supposed to come off pretty easy but our concrete is old and I think it might even be porous?
I wet down the stick like it said but it didn’t work so hot. So I wet down the concrete too….
I’m figuring this is the same concept as Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, which I adore. But much tougher. The stick seemed to wear down really quickly.
BUT! It did work and it left a funny gray, chalky paste which you just rinse away.
And there you have it. No more spots. The only problem was, once I was that close to the ground I realized how many paint spots are on the concrete. 🙁
Pumie – after one little area. It literally ate half of the stick. I should have bought 10!
Another Lisa Lee oops. This time white semi-gloss from last year.
After a few scrapes of the sticks back and forth it started to disappear but it was a lot harder on this sort of concrete, I think because it is rougher and has more grooves.
And see how it is actually cleaning the concrete? Maybe we don’t need a new driveway…just a whole lot of Pumie’s!
My sad little stick after only two spots and the said paint offenders.
Verdict? Pumie does work well and I like the fact it contains no chemicals.
BUT you may need to buy quite a few to clean up your mess!
Be Blessed! XOXO Lisa
I was in no way paid or compensated for this product review.