Naomi Rieder on mon 10 dec 01
Thanks for the posting site; I'll try it. As to sanding the concrete floor,
I was told to use a drum sander and very coarse sand paper. But you're
saying that even with using a diamond grinder, not all the paint comes off.
What about sandblasting?
The anti-fatigue matting I've seen (Home Depot) comes in a 3' wide roll, the
surface some sort of fibre-like ridging, and the back looks like rubber, but
is probably a synthetic. I was thinking of putting it down with the rubber
side up, but that might not be flat enough and the clay dust would get
underneath. If I could see the pond liner, that would help, but where I
am--upstate NY--it's a seasonally stocked item. Another Clayarter suggested
a flat textured indoor-outdoor carpet, which might work. Or I might just end
up working on the hardwood floor and fastidiously cleaning it up every day.
Thanks for your help!
Naomi Rieder, just outside of Woodstock, NY, where we just had 6" of snow and
the icey deck had me trapped inside until the sun rose high enough!
Klyf Brown on tue 11 dec 01
Hi again. Lots of floor stuff tonight.
The drum sander like any other sander fits the definition of
frustranious. A true nightmare. Sandblasting is lots of fun. Use a fine
silica sand. They bounce great. If you like being pelted by high speed
sand and finding sand in everything you own for the next year this is
the way to go.
Really for a do it yourself, the best way is to rent a big angle grinder
(7inch) and buy a diamond cup grinder. The diamond WILL
remove all the paint. The rental places have them for about $350, you
can buy one for $150. I also advise a dust muzzle with a vacuum
cleaner, if you are grinding flat there is hardly any dust in the air this
way. A sears wet vac with a gortex filter is the best cheap way for
concrete and paint dust removal.
If you go to this guy http://www.dustmuzzle.com/ (no affiliation) you
can get both the muzzle and the diamond. You will have to know the
kind of grinder first. If you look at his site; the pic of the large grinder
that is silver and red is the Milwaukee 7", this is one of the most
common in rental (to buy is about $200). Rent this one if possible,
then buy a 7" Turbo diamond cup 24 tooth and a 8" muzzle for the
Milwaukee (or whatever you rent or own).
This is the most effective method of paint removal I haver found (I do
this for a living) and it leaves a nice smothe finish to the concrete,
much easier to properly seal, therefore easier to clean.
Klyf Brown in New Mexico
12/10/01 9:03:16 AM, Naomi Rieder
>Thanks for the posting site; I'll try it. As to sanding the concrete
>I was told to use a drum sander and very coarse sand paper. But
>saying that even with using a diamond grinder, not all the paint
>What about sandblasting?