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middie8

09:46AM | 04/23/04
Member Since: 04/22/04
8 lifetime posts
I want to drylok the basement but want to get the old paint off first? sandblasting? how do you sandblast? rental?

plumber Tom

02:19PM | 04/23/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Just an idea, but maybe good old fashioned elbow grease such as scraping might work. Also depends on the type of paint they used before on the walls. If it was an oil based paint, then some kind of chemical stripper might be an option. Sandblasting sounds a little dramatic, but if the paint is that heavy that might be your answer. Best of luck to you middie, plumber Tom

homebild

03:09PM | 04/24/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Sandblasting is the only way to fly.

You need to hire a professional to do the job.

No amount of elbow grease or chemicals will remove paint once imbedded in a masonry product.


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