Removed Tile from Basement floor, can I use EpoxyFloor Paint

mr.skippersAugust 18, 2011

Hello Everyone,

I recently removed some very old tile from my concrete basement floor and I would like to put an epoxy paint where the tile had been.

It looks like there is still some black mastic glue on the surface of the concrete, and I am not sure if i can apply the epoxy seal with it there. The glue no longer has any stick to it whatsoever.

Can someone please steer me in the right direction? Can i just put a bonding primer on it before applying the epoxy or do i need to remove the glue? If i need to remove the glue substance, what should i use??


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If removing the mastic be aware that it may contain asbestos and should be handled accordingly. (See link.) Too late to help you with the tile.

Here is a link that might be useful: Asbestos floor tile removal

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 8:45PM
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If the tiles are 9" by 9", the are likely ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials).

The tiles themselves are not the real issue because they are not very friable. The Mastic is the issue and caution should be taken when removing that as the previous poster mentioned.

As a general rule, if the mastic is black, get it tested at a minimum.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 5:34PM
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