Removing Paint From Stone Wall


Old 06-12-15, 06:37 PM
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Question Removing Paint From Stone Wall

Hello everyone
I'm currently about to begin my basement waterproofing project and I was wondering if any of you had some suggestions for me.
I'm going to be using sanitred waterproofing coating and the first thing I need to do is strip my stone down bare and clean all my walls.
I live in an older home with a stone and mortar foundation and the previous owners have a thin coat of white paint or perhaps an anti bacterial paint currently on the walls.
I have to find a way to get this paint off without sandblasting. I'm looking at many chemical strippers but before I even try anything I would like a little input from someone who knows more about stone work than me.

Any ideas or suggestions would be useful. Thank you.
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Old 06-12-15, 07:17 PM
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Why not try a pressure washer? You can rent them in several sizes and pressure-capabilities. Just be prepared to deal with the watery mess you'll create.

I'd rather deal with dry sand (from sandblasting) myself.
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Welcome to the forums Dillion!

Is the the interior or exterior side of the foundation? I was also thinking paint stripper followed by pressure washing but wouldn't want to use it on the interior side. Waterproofing is always best addressed on the exterior!
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This will be on the interior of my basement. But it might still be an option to use.
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you can rent a pressure washer that will inject dry sand into the water stream - no dust & much easier cleanup,,, dry sandblasting w/o enclosure will ensure the dust WILL travel to your mother-in-law's house - its gets EVERYWHERE !

sanitred's kind of pricey - why not try aquafin instead ? you may have drylock or whitewash on the walls now

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