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Old 12-17-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Removing Paint From Concrete Floor


Ive been asked to remove paint from a painted concrete floor. The floor has been painted with some sort of oil based product and has failed, mainly due to improper surface prep over glossy painted surface. Im assuming the new coating didnt bite into the old. The floor needs to be completely stripped and new SW coating applied, following their exact procedures. Sandblasting with my equipment is out of the question because of dust and i cannot get equipment down there.


What are my options to remove the paint from the floor?

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Old 12-17-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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Floor sander/grinder... will leave a nice tooth for the SW (epoxy?)

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anything i can use with my buffing machine?

it might be their epoxy. Sw is paying for the job.
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Naw, I don't think so...no nearly beefy enough.... though it's kind of like a buffing machine
Except these screen/disc/cutting things instead of buffing pads



There's three round discs underneath that thing
You can switch them out for decks/concrete
...and they ain't cheap...diamond...carbide...

It's slow going, heavy (that black collar over the white part is a removable weight), but effective
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Sw is paying for the job.
Huh...the machine's over 3K
I also though SW had one...maybe it was the BM store
But I'm sure you can rent one if need be
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My QC Products distributor will 'loan' one if I'm using their products for the floor.
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How about a shot blaster. Either rent one or have someone come in and do it for you?
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what about the edges?
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what about the edges?
Whatever you can get in there
That big beast gets pretty dang close
If you need a little guy, they have those too
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Try soda blasting, it will not open up the surface of the concrete, but will remove the paint. We have a local sub who uses extension hoses to reach interior areas. Don't know about dust control though.
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I hope you go broke trying to get this one. I would use a........
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If you know someone with a floor grinder that is the best way to get paint out of a concrete floor. Only because the concrete is pourous and the grinder will dig out the paint from the pours.
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'Gel' stripper. Something like Rock Miracle. Buy a 5 gallon of it and apply with a roller. When it starts to come up grab a broad taping kinfe and scrape it off.. like butta

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