Removing mastic is one of the toughest and messiest jobs you can do. It's necessary to remove all mastic before applying an epoxy coating to your floor. We suggest using our mastic remover and etching. Or renting a floor grinder or having it done by a professional.
Our 100% environmentally safe mastic remover works wonders on removing mastic and glue from ceramic tile, asbestos tiles, vinyl tiles and carpet. Non solvent-based formula allows much longer 'sit time' without evaporating like other removers. Simply roll or pour on, let stand (about 45 minutes up to 4 hrs or until mastic is soft) then scrape or squeegee off the jelly-like dissolved surface, leaving a clean floor! Certain mastics may turn into a 'puddle' and should be squeegeed into an area, then absorbed by commercial absorbant, then shovel up. Coverage for vinyl and carpet glue 200-250 sq ft/gal. Coverage for ceramic tile adhesive 150 sq ft/gal. Coverages may vary based on type, thickness and age of adhesive. Not for use on wood. May slightly darken concrete. After removal of mastic, there will be a black residue left, we suggest cleaning any residue with our Acid Etch Kit in a 2:1 ratio. If you do not have a floor or perimeter drain you will have to grind/sand off the residue. Another option is to wipe down the residue with Xylene, available at Home Improvement Centers. Call our office for larger size purchases in 5 gal. or 55 gal drums. Discounts are available for larger sized jobs.