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Can a power sander get paint and adhesive off of Concrete floors??

We are going to stain our kitchen floor which is concrete/cement. We are trying to prepare the floor to stain it, the floor previously had vinyl flooring on it so now the concrete has glue and also paint all over it. We tried the old fashioned way of putting an adhesive remover on it, letting it set and scraping it off with a razor blade. Well it doesnt exactly get everything off and it is going to take FOREVER to do, this kitchen is huge. So i was wondering if a Power sander that you can use while standing up would do the job. Except a clerk at Lowe's told us that using a sander will open the pores of the concrete and then when we go to stain it , it will not go on right??? Any suggestions would be awesome.

Asked By: Cruegirl - 10/7/2007
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A concrete floor sander will do the job. You can rent them at your local rental center.
Answered By: papercutfaint - 10/7/2007
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You could, but have to agree with Lowe's. And be prepared for a huge mess, you will have fine powder all over your house unless you are very careful. Here's a link you might fine helpful http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/cleaning_concrete/cleaning_floors_before_staining.htm
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Answered By: absolutelycats - 10/7/2007
 
no.i will tell you the best and quickest way to get rid of that mess,but you have to follow and adhere to instructions,pick a day that is warm,open all doors and windows and have several big fans blowing,buy a protective cover for your mouth and nose,buy murettic acid(concrete cleaner at home depot(it is cheap)),wet... More
Answered By: man_marathon - 10/7/2007
 
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