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Problem Solving Forum (10)

How do you strip paint from a cementitious substrate if you can’t alter the surface texture?

When a specification calls for removing only loose coating from a masonry substrate, what methods are effective without damaging the intact coating that is left on the surface?

What are the pros and cons of using shotblasting to remove a coating system from a concrete floor?

Considering cost, productivity, and thoroughness, what is the best way to remove paint from cement blocks (CMUs)?

What environmental and safety precautions must be taken when using chemical stripping and water blasting to remove lead-based paint from a commercial building exterior in an urban business district?

What is the best way to remove thick-film elastomers from floors and ship decks?

I need to remove coatings from masonry on a historic-preservation project. What are my options for doing so without damaging the mortar joints?

How do you strip paint from a cementitious substrate if you can’t alter the surface texture?

What is the preferred method to remove 25-year-old coal tar epoxy from a carbon steel tank in order to reline?

What are the pros and cons of using shotblasting to remove a coating system from a concrete floor?


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