Ceramic or slate tile over painted concrete

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Ceramic or slate tile over painted concrete

I want to install Ceramic or slate tile over painted concrete in my basement. Do I need to strip or etch the floor because of the paint in order to allow a thin set mortar to adhere properly?
 
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Yes you need to mechanically remove the paint from the slab. Chemical stripers that get absorbed into the slab can prevent the thinset from bonding to the slab.
 
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Ceramic or slate tile over concrete

What type of Mechanical removal are you talking about?
 
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They have mechanic floor scrapers which you can rent from Home Depot type stores. Some have scrapers, some have an abrasive pad. It will not be fun.....
 
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