Help on Floor Preparation


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Old 06-25-06, 07:32 PM
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Help on Floor Preparation

I have just taken up some saturated carpet from my old basement floor. the carpet had a mesh material underneath and then some glue on top of the concrete. I now just want to paint the floor with concrete paint. My problem is, how do I remove the leftover glue type stuff that is there now, it barely scraps off and i dont' want to spend weeks doing that. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 06-26-06, 04:31 PM
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Please read the asbestos warning first and then you can try sanding it.
 
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Old 06-26-06, 06:18 PM
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I just didn't want to use acetone or the like cause all the warning labels tell me I will blow up my house if I use them even just a little bit wrong, I had not thought of sanding, and thats a great option, the time thing I was talking about was in sitting crosslegged with a scraper for the rest of my life. Thanks for the tip on sanding.
 
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Old 06-28-06, 05:28 PM
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Heat gun and scraper may be helpful. You may run into adhesion problems with paint due to glue residue in concrete. Many are going with staining of concrete.
 
 

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