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billymac

01:53PM | 08/03/03
Member Since: 08/02/03
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The 12 year old house I bought last year has a painted floor which I want to prepare for Lenoleum flooring. The problem is that I think the floor was painted with latex paint- a few times I spilled water on the floor/stayed there for a day or so/paint bubbled up and was easily scraped off. Under the bubbled paint was a rust colored coating that could be partly scraped as well but not so easily, perhaps another type of paint.
I have been laying a large water soaked towel on the floor for a few days causing it to bubble and scraping the floor one section at a time.
Questions:
Is there a power tool I can rent to sand the floor easily removing all the paint and rough spots more easily that this ?
Also, Should I use floor leveler- floor seems to be a bit uneven as some small puddles form when I pour water on the floor.
Also, If I put down Lenolium, will I need to cement just around the outside or the entire floor (about 12X10 feet)

Thanks

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