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cancerbasement 10-09-2012 11:56 PM

Let me tell you a story about the mastic basement blues.
 
So here goes...
Remodeling basement. I have ripped out old nasty drywall from the celing. Used 10 gallons and a power sprayer to paint the celing joists and walls. Thought I was done. Notsomuch...wife wants to rip out carpet:censored:. Ok Ok so I goes to rip it out now people, and low and behold there is effing black mastic all over my entire 900sqfeets. Bummer. Lots of research later and I still have questions. Here is my plan and then I will pose questions and concerns.
i. Tape off bottoms of walls and floorboards
1. 5 gallons of Bean-e-doo($129.95) to remove mastic.
2. 1 gallon Emerge degreaser($19.95) to remove residue.
3. Acid etch (Muriatic acid?) ($?)
4. Powerwash (Or hopefully mops alotsa times?)
5. Test for concrete moisture :mad:
6. This is a lot of steps
7. Paint with roughly 4 gallons of Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield (~$200)
8. Have a kick-ass basement floor.
If any of this sounds wrong or crazy please let me know. Here are some of my concerns.
A. Mastic won't come up as easy as it does in Franmar's youtube videos.
B. Powerwashing in my basement doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm worried about soaking the drywall. Think I could mop a bunch and use some bases to clean up after acid etching? Or should I skip the acid etch alltogether?
C. If I get done with all this backbreaking work just to find out I have moisture problems, then I will have to stop by my local bar, and tell the bartender to come down here, and get me one bourbon one scotch and one beer. What options would I be left with if I have moisture coming up through the concrete?
Thanks in advance for any help. I been standing on a corner leaning up aganist a post thinking about this. :huh:

oh'mike 10-10-2012 05:07 AM

You have cut back----

To many details---what are you using to strip this off?

Many strippers desolve the cutback and soak it deep into the concrete---

Forget about a power washer inside of the house

cancerbasement 10-10-2012 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1027953)
You have cut back----

To many details---what are you using to strip this off?

1. 5 gallons of Bean-e-doo($129.95) to remove cutback.

2. Then the degreaser to remove the leftover residue.

joecaption 10-10-2012 09:25 AM

What do you plan on laying for a new floor?

cancerbasement 10-10-2012 07:53 PM

It was number 7.
Quote:

Originally Posted by cancerbasement (Post 1027899)
7. Paint with roughly 4 gallons of Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield (~$200)


JazMan 10-10-2012 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cancerbasement
If any of this sounds wrong or crazy please let me know.

It all sound wrong and crazy!:yes:

among the steps to get there, I would re-think the end flooring choice, I doubt you'll be able to be able to do that without more steps than listed.

Jaz

joecaption 10-10-2012 08:59 PM

Never did reply to the most important question of all.
What type flooring do you plan on installing?

JazMan 10-10-2012 09:28 PM

Joe,

He wants to paint the floor with epoxy stuff. See # 7.

Jaz

joecaption 10-10-2012 09:34 PM

Got ya, post was so long I missed it.
My mistake.

cancerbasement 10-11-2012 07:16 AM

Thanks for the reply Jaz. What would you suggest for flooring in my basement? Carpet is expensive and I worry about water down there ruining it. Might be a little too unlevel for tile. What other options do I have?

JazMan 10-12-2012 08:36 PM

If you want cheap and rule out carpet and tile, I guess the only thing left is vinyl composition tile. You can install it using the same kind of black adhesive with very little prep.

Jaz


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