I suppose there's no cleaning up this mess....

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Old 10-09-04, 02:20 PM
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I suppose there's no cleaning up this mess....

I came home to the smell of spray paint - my kid had taken a can of spray enamel and painted a cabinet he was making a bright blue. He didn't do a bad job, but unfortunately he did it in my workshop. Luckily most of my tools were out of it when it occured, but the problem now is there is a film of blue paint on the floor. The problem is it is not even, he put newspaper under the cabinet - so under there it is clean. There are several other areas of the floor that were covered w/ something so I have this un-even mess. I took some paint thinner and spashed some on the floor - didn't do much but move blue around.

Any suggestions on how to remove? It isn't completely but will be soon. The floor had been painted w/ epoxy paint (w/ flakes), I imagine I can re-do it.

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Bob w/ the funky basement floor.
 
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Paint on concrete

There are chemical strippers for removing paint from concrete.
 
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Old 10-09-04, 05:17 PM
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Try laquer thinner on a rag, but be careful, use with ventilation, and make sure it won't take up the epoxy.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I couldn't get at it for 16 hours, in the meantime I picked up some grafitti remover (aerosol) - that worked but was very noxious. I tried other things, paint thinner, spot remover - but I settled on mineral spirits. It worked about as well as anything & the fumes were not bad (I was very ventilated). Most of the paint came up - there's still a bit of a tinge on the floor, but I can live with it.

Thanks again!
 
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