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Offline oberlin1

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Recommendations for removing paint from concrete...
« on: March 23, 2019, 02:58 PM »
Any ideas would be helpful....right now I am using a RO150 with 40 grit granat.....anything/combination from Festool better?

Thanks much in advance.

Larry
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Offline DashZero

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Re: Recommendations for removing paint from concrete...
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 05:34 PM »
I would take a look at this http://m.dumondchemicals.com/pro-peel-away-1.html

It says environmentally safe and biodegradable paint stripping system for removing up to 30+ coats of paint in a single application from most surfaces, (i.e., wood, brick, concrete, stone, stucco, plaster, cast iron, steel, marble, and most fiberglasses).

Offline stickman

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Re: Recommendations for removing paint from concrete...
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 05:53 PM »
The Festool RAS is definitely the right tool for that project. It will eat through paint on concrete very well.

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Offline Pnw painter

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Re: Recommendations for removing paint from concrete...
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 06:08 PM »
If it’s a small amount the RAS or a Rotex will work, but you’ll burn through abrasives quickly.

At some point it makes sense to get a concrete surfacing grinder. This will be a lot faster and easier. If you go this route don’t plug it into a Festool vac. I believe they draw too much power.

https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-CSG15-Concrete-Surfacing-Grinder/dp/B00UVXYX6I/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2JBFNGPI8T5YW&keywords=bosch+concrete+grinder&qid=1553378738&s=gateway&sprefix=bosch+con&sr=8-3


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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Recommendations for removing paint from concrete...
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 06:18 PM »
If you want to continue with Rotex try 24 grit Saphir.

Seth

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Recommendations for removing paint from concrete...
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 07:27 PM »
In the UK, I bought some stuff that was like a thick paste, you brush, or better still trowell it on, leave it to work it’s magic, then peel off,and hose down.

I used it to removed paint from concrete, mortar and decorative brickwork, and it worked very well, much better than I expected.
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Offline IronStool

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Re: Recommendations for removing paint from concrete...
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 04:27 PM »
Another vote for Peel Away. 

It's been a number of years since I purchased or used the product.  It comes in varying strengths, 1 and 7, with 7 being the more gentle.  I used Peel Away 1 on some wood trim and found it difficult to neutralize once done, which caused issues when re-painting.  Peel Away 7 proved to be a better product for interior work.  I've never tried it on masonry. 

When you run out of the paper that comes with the product, you can use freezer paper, with the coated side up - a cheaper alternative to buying more of the Peel Away branded paper.
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