07:24PM | 05/30/07
Member Since: 05/25/07
4 lifetime posts
I have a big concrete clean-up project ahead of me and need some advice on best way to tackle the job.

I want to clean it up to either stain or paint and seal it up as I think this would be the least expensive way to go and I want to do it right because if I do a good job on the prep work, I'll have much more success on the finished product.

The first area is about 160 square feet, needs some leveling, has a lot of brown glue and a layer of leveling compound that is cracking in places. Is this just a matter of trial and error with various methods: heavy duty razor scraper, heat gun, mineral spirits, floor sander, grinder etc. in order to get down to a clean and sound level?

The other area is about 3 x as large and in similar shape, so I wont be going there just yet, not until I find out what the best methods of clean-up will be.

I am hoping someone out there has faced a similar tough situation and I can learn from your experience.




09:45PM | 06/02/07
Member Since: 06/02/07
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Just got done doing a similar job.

Depends what was on it before.

Rent a roto cleaner with a hexbit, you'll also want to buy diamond encrusted bits they clean well. About19$ but the rental is expensive.


01:44PM | 06/03/07
Member Since: 05/25/07
4 lifetime posts

Thanks, I'll see if I can rent one around here.


10:28AM | 06/04/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
It is called The Hexpin Surface Preparation System made by Pearl Abrasives.

here is some more information:


There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.


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