Best Floor Coating Removal Services

Coating removals are performed to make sure that essential components, structures, or surfaces are fully clean and clear of any rust or coating residue. Utilizing our floor coating removal services will allow you to almost completely restore the original condition of your fabrications or component parts. We mostly provide epoxy floor paint removal services. But, we remove other kinds of concrete coatings as well.

While rust, paint, or any other undesired coating is removed, the integrity of the surface material is kept intact thanks to our skilled coating removal procedure. After the material surface has been cleaned and treated, a variety of coatings may be restored, and our specialists will make sure they choose the proper coating depending on the necessary features.

Benefits Of Our Coating Removal Services

There are a few benefits of coating removal

  • Helps you restore the original design
  • Helps to clean leftover residuals
  • Helps to clean rust from the surface
  • Saves from more corrosion
  • Enhances the beauty of the surface

If you want coating removal services for your house, garage, organization, etc give us a call. Best Coast Epoxy Coatings will be always there for your services.

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Why choose Coating Removal?

A lot of people get a flooring option for their homes without proper research and they end up with a really bad flooring situation. And they will have no option but to get it removed. Sometimes, floorings get worn out and old after years of use and they need to be replaced. In those cases, you need to have coating removal. Without removing the old worn-out layer, you cannot really put in a new layer of coating. Hence, for those reasons, it is very necessary to remove the old coating with the help of coating removal services. Also, sometimes people need coating removal to remove the upper layer of rust that is deteriorating your floor. Or, sometimes people need a coating to restore their original flooring because the original flooring looked way better than what they currently have.

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Floor Coating Removal For Surface Preparation

If you are looking to apply a brand new epoxy coating on your concrete floor, it is necessary to remove the existing floor coatings. If you don’t remove the existing floor coating, you will not get the results that you want. There will be too many inconsistencies in the surface after the epoxy has been applied. The epoxy may not stick properly if the existing coating is not removed. When you hire us to apply us to apply epoxy coating, we will also remove the existing coating for surface preparation.

How To Remove Epoxy Coating From A Floor

There are mainly two ways to remove an epoxy coating from concrete floors. They are:

  • Using chemicals
  • Using mechanical tools

Using Chemicals To Remove Epoxy Coating

You can use a paint stripper and a solvent to remove the epoxy paint. You can use them to weaken the epoxy and scrape it manually later from the concrete surface. Normal paint strippers may not be able to remove the epoxy coating on its own. So, you need to look for a paint stripper with MEK.

When using a paint stripper and solvent to remove the epoxy floor coating, you need a large bucket. Pour the solvent and a paint stripper of your choice into that large bucket. Mark the area where you need to remove the existing coatings and apply the chemical using a mop or a paintbrush in that area. Then look at the instruction given in the package and leave the chemical for an appropriate amount of time and wait outside the room to make sure you’re not exposed to chemicals too much.

Once you have waited long enough, you can use a paint scraper or a putty knife to see if the epoxy paint can be scraped out. While After the appropriate amount of time has passed, use a putty knife or paint scraper to lift the epoxy away from the surface. Use different angles and take your time to scrape the epoxy completely. To remove the epoxy inside small dents and crannies, you can use a toothbrush or toothpick. 

Once you have scraped out all epoxy coating, use either vinegar or water to clean the floor. Here are some common types of chemicals that we use to remove epoxy coating:

  • Acetone
  • Methylene Chloride Stripper
  • Caustic Strippers

Using Mechanical Tools To Remove Epoxy

Shot blasting and diamond grinding are two of the most common methods to remove floor coating for surface preparation. You can rent a grinder or a shot blaster to complete your work. But, when you hire professionals like us, we come with our own equipment. 

A shot blaster consists of an airless, centrifugal wheel that controls the flow of the final metal beads when they are used on the surface of the floor. You have to use this over the surface where the epoxy coating has to be removed. Shot blasting is a quicker method. But, you should only use this method if the thickness of the floor coating is quite small.

Diamond grinding is a more methodical approach than shot blasting. In this method, grit sanding pads are kept in the rotating head of the grinder, and then it is applied over the surface where the floor coating needs to be removed. It may take a longer time to complete, but the result is a smoother surface.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, epoxy coating on your floor can be removed. While epoxy coatings are very durable, there comes a time when you will have to remove them.

No epoxy floors are not hard to remove. You can handle the epoxy coating removal on your own. But, hiring professionals will give you the best results.

Yes, a shot blaster will remove epoxy. Even the most stuck on debris can be removed by shot blasting. While it is a quick process, it may end up creating an unwanted mess.

Shot blasting may be a better option if you need a quick solution. But, if you need a completely polished surface, grinding is a better option.

Author

Ryan Pepple

My name is Ryan Pepple and I am the founder/president of Best Coast Epoxy Coatings Inc. I do all the residential jobs myself and use a crew to complete commercial jobs. You can call the number mentioned on the site to talk to me.