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elyders 06-08-2013 11:58 AM

How to remove paint stripper from concrete floor
 
In a 13 x 15 room in the basement, we stripped off the vinyl flooring using a rented vinyl floor stripping machine, mopped with simple green and let it dry overnight.

Then, we used the BEHR Concrete Paint Stripper to remove the paint stains on the floor. We applied it with a brush on the areas that had paint droppings and let it sit for 4 hours.

We're now trying to remove the stripper but it's a gooey mess. A mop and water just spread it around, as does a stiff brush. I've used a scraper to pile most of the goo into a pile and then used my shop vac to vacuum it up, but there's still a very slimy residue that's left.

In another room in the basement (no vinyl floor, just carpet), we used the same BEHR product and was able to mop it up. Maybe the vinyl floor left a glue residue?

How can I remove the stripper???

joecaption 06-08-2013 12:08 PM

What's it say to do on the the can of stripper?

elyders 06-08-2013 12:16 PM

The BEHR products says "Use a scraper, squeegee or pressure washer to remove all coating and residue."

I used a scraper, but that still left a layer of gooey slime. I'm afraid of using a pressure washer in the basement, where do I wash the gooey slime to?

Maybe a squeegee? That's the only thing I haven't tried.

Otherwise, I was thinking of a strong degreaser.

stadry 06-08-2013 10:08 PM

xylene BUT turn off ALL sources of ignition as its flammable,,, never having used ANY behr products, that's all i know to do,,, there are strippers that are safer - ' franmar ' comes to mind ( soy ),,, its NOT cheap, tho

elyders 06-09-2013 06:38 PM

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xylene BUT turn off ALL sources of ignition as its flammable...
Thanks for the suggestion, but we decided it's not worth the hassle of using such harsh chemicals.

We're now going with carpet. :001_unsure:

stadry 06-09-2013 06:55 PM

elyders, what did the people at behr OR the apron store tell you BEFORE you posted it here ?

elyders 06-10-2013 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by itsreallyconc (Post 1198222)
elyders, what did the people at behr OR the apron store tell you BEFORE you posted it here ?

I sent an email to BEHR last Thursday, but have not received a reply, yet.

Home Depot, where I bought the BEHR product, was of no help. The sales rep basically read the back of the can to try and figure out what to do.

stadry 06-10-2013 07:24 PM

you expected different from an apron/vest wearer ? at least he could read :laughing: don't know many pro's who used behr but, since the apron store started advertising, many h/o's think its great :huh: go figger !


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