Listener Question

Old house

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our April 4 broadcast:

5-years ago Kevin painted his cement block basement, and now it’s peeling. He wants to know what he can use to take all the paint off.

A good tool for Kevin to grab is a disc sander.  He can grind away at the paint and use a wire wheel brush and a drill to work off the paint.

To keep the blocks protected, Kevin can add an elastomeric coating

After the blocks are cleaned, Kevin can add an elastomeric coating to keep them protected. Behr, and Sherwin Williams provide great elastomeric products.  He can also use 100% acrylic paint.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer! Read the blog from the April 4 show and listen to the full broadcast here.  

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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