Any concrete surface having any type of coating applied to it needs to be prepared first. Even if you are painting the concrete floor it is imperative that the surface be profiled and cleaned to ensure proper adhesion. All the above are techniques used in concrete floor and surface preparation. If there are coatings that need to be removed first before installing any type of new coating such as Epoxy it MUST BE removed. Diamond Grinding, Scarifying, or Shot Blasting is the best way to remove old coatings. Contact us to assist and consult you on the best method of removal. Shot blasting is most commonly used on new concrete Surfaces but not always. Old concrete construction usually has coating materials that need removed before new ones are applied.
Methods for line removal include:
Why so many methods?
Depending on how many layers of paint, sealers, and possible coatings will allow us to understand what would be the best option to start with.
When removing multiple layers of paint we oftentimes use a combination of these methods. There is no easy answer to line removal. All these methods are used in different steps to remove painted lines so there is the least amount of disruption to the surface of the concrete floor. Each method above has several different steps and tooling attachments that make line removal truly something unique that requires experience. For example, diamond grinding has dozens of different diamond heads, and diamond pads that will leave a smooth finish or be more aggressive. Before even getting to that finish the painted lines may need to have been scarified and shot blasted before this step.
Line Removal at US Stationers – Cranbury, New Jersey