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Old 02-01-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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I am getting my floor ready to stain but I need to get paint off of the conrete before I do so. How can I remove the paint from the conrete (the floor is inside

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Old 02-10-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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There are several ways you remove the paint but whatever you do if you are planning on using a concrete acid stain don't use muriatic acid to clean the floor. Franmar.com carries a product called SoyGel that is excellent for removing paint. It is manufactured with soy bean esters and is therefore both eco-friendly and safe to use.

The second method would be to pick up some Citrus Strip from Home Depot or Lowe's, it is a citrus based product and safe to use.

The third method would be to scrub the flooor with a black pad and a floor buffer and it might be necessary to put a sandscreen under the buffer pad. A sandscreen is similar to what they use to sand drywall with but it comes in 17" round screens that won't scratch the concrete surface.

Hope this helps

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