Overspray blues

Old 09-29-15, 08:59 PM
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Overspray blues

I've previously posted how happy I was on how my basement floor turned out with epoxy paint. But my wife and I after the fact decided the window wells would look better if the galvanized steel were painted white, so I opted to spray paint them with just spray cans instead of brushing them white and little did I realize how much overspray a can of spray paint can cause, fading my flooring a little bit instead of having that nice darker gray slate with clear coating over it, so the overspary gave it a little faded look with the thin coat as I saw the difference when I moved a box. So I scrubbed as much as I could with simply dishwasher soap and water, but is there any better way to remove overspray without removing the layer of clearcoat and therefore restoring the original finish I had prior to overspray? For the second window well, I learned my lesson and put tarp all over the place and had a fan blowing the over spray up through the window well, which helped immensely but unfortunately the first time I got a thin layer of over spray all over the place including my new leather furniture
Old 09-29-15, 09:12 PM
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Clearcoat on epoxy paint ??

The epoxy paints I've worked with are two parts that get mixed together. Dries extremely hard and shiny.

In order to remove the over spray you will need something stronger than dishsoap.
I'm thinking of a small bit of lacquer thinner on a rag. Try it in a small area near the wall first.
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Lacquer thinner is likely to hurt the floor finish. I'd start with something milder like mineral spirits, if that doesn't work - try liquid deglosser. If all else fails use the lacquer thinner.

It might be helpful to know what exact coating you used on the floor.

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