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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 http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20 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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