Blue Painters tape left stains on concrete floors


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Old 04-21-08, 01:20 PM
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Blue Painters tape left stains on concrete floors

Hi,

I just uncovered my concrete floors which had 2 layers of building paper during construction and discovered that the blue painters tape that held the paper to the floor bled in a few places. I tried scrubbing it out with TSP but this only worked a little.

Can anyone recommend a stain remover that won't leave a residue? Or should I try and grind/sand the stains out?

Thanks,
/Doug
 
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Old 04-21-08, 04:53 PM
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I'm not sure I fully understand but paint thinner should remove any tape adhesive/residue.
 
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Old 04-21-08, 06:07 PM
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Marksr,

Thanks for the reply. I'm wondering if paint thinner will leave a residue that might subsequently show up when the concrete is painted with a soy-based stain (soycrete)?
 
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Old 04-21-08, 06:26 PM
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3M says: "If you encounter problems with Painters' Tape, please contact 3M customer service at 1-800-494-3552."

As part of soycrete's recommendations for surface prep, they recommend ecoprocote Eco-Etch<SUP>tm</SUP> Gel Concrete Etch & Sealer Remover. This product etches to the depth of same as hydrochloric or muriatic acid and should solve your dye bleed in concrete problems.

http://www.ecosafetyproducts.com/Eco...ee3-7000-1.htm

SoyCrete<SUP>tm </SUP>Instructional DVD (28 minutes) and lots of links to helpful info can be found here: http://www.ecosafetyproducts.com/Soy...p/s9-scv-1.htm
 
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Old 04-21-08, 06:31 PM
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twelvepole,

That looks like the ticket. Thanks!
 

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