Removing Paint from Cement Blocks

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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