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January 12 - January 16, 2015

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?

Selected Answers

From Rodney White of Independent Consultant on January 19, 2015:
It depends. Where is the structure with the failin more

From kevin sharman of QIC Protective Coatings Pty Ltd on January 16, 2015:
Use a broom or hand brush. more

From john schultz of o-gee paint co on January 15, 2015:
Given that there is loose coating material on the more

From robert conn of GATX on January 13, 2015:
Sponge blast or CO2 (dry ice) blasting will work i more

From Chuck Benesch of Anchor Paint on January 12, 2015:
Use power washing to 5,000 psi or soda blasting. more

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