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Old 03-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Removing old paint on concrete floor before applying thinset (for ceramic tiles)


[tyvm to angus242 for the rubbing alcohol tip. It works... softened the paint & just takes light chiseling afterwards.]

My concrete floor is not painted. It is only “pain splatters” here & there. Please let me know your opinions about how serious or not serious it is to remove the scattered paint splatters, because i've heard just making cuts in the paint is good enough to get the thinset to make contact with the concrete. And what about the areas where the paint is faded & not dense? I have included a picture of me starting a dry layout. The paint splatters are light orange. Thank you very much.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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Removing old paint on concrete floor before applying thinset (for ceramic tiles)


those are nothing. just scrape em flat and do your tiles.

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