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Epoxy garage floor paint

Posted by pee-bee (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 6, 10 at 19:38

I have a combination two car garage work shop. About five years ago my wife and I applied two part epoxy floor paint which shortly began to lift. We followed the instructions including the prep work faithfully. I failed to take into account the fact there was no insulation or poly under the concrete and the moisture is migrating up and lifting the paint. (we live in a four season area with below freezing temps with no heat in the garage)So my question is: how to remove the paint without a whole lot of mess such as would be the case with sand blasting?I should point out the interior is finished and painted with built-in cabinets and benches.Anybody have any experience in this area?

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RE: Epoxy garage floor paint

You don't want to sandblast. You will need to have it beadblasted or shot blasted to remove everything. I imagine the epoxy you used was the box store two-part epoxy. They do not last. Sunbelt rentals also rent a floor polisher that has a carbide adapter for stripping paint. It will not harm the concrete but it will also not prepare it for another cheap coat of epoxy either. Check this site out And read through what some of the expert say on there about proper floor prep

Here is a link that might be useful: Garage Journal

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