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Use a paint stripper with SARA to remove from concrete

Dear Glenn: We have an old, painted 8-foot-by-12-foot concrete floor in the bathhouse at our Michigan camp. It has a few layers of paint, possibly epoxy, that are peeling. We want to get down to the bare concrete so we can put a "garage floor paint" that will last and be more durable. Our trouble is in removing the old paint. We have used various strippers and a grinder with wire brush to no avail. Some of it does peel, but it's been a tedious process. Do you have any suggestions?

Tim, Paw Paw

Dear Tim: Napier (800-663-9274, www.napier.com), makes a stripper for concrete floors that uses SARA (selective adhesion release agent) technology.


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