how to remove epoxy paint from wood floor?

Removing epoxy paint from your wood floor is a simple process, but you’ll want to take care not to damage the floor while doing so. To remove epoxy paint from your wood floor, use one of these two methods:

How do you remove epoxy from hardwood floors?

Heat the epoxy with a heat gun. Heat will soften up the coating, making it easy to scrape off.

Use a sander to remove the epoxy. This method is similar to sanding down paint and should be done carefully so as not to damage your floor finish.

The best way is with an orbital sander or angle grinder fitted with rough grit sandpaper (80–120).

Apply chemical stripper according to manufacturer directions, then let it sit for several hours before scraping off the softened material with an old credit card or putty knife, and then rinse thoroughly using warm water and soap (or scrubbing bubbles).

Use paint stripper according to manufacturer directions, then let sit for several hours before scraping off softened material with an old credit card or putty knife and rinse thoroughly using warm water and soap (or scrubbing bubbles).

How do you get dried epoxy off floor?

You can remove dried epoxy from your hardwood floor by using a sanding block and fine-grit sandpaper. First, mix up a solution of 50 percent white vinegar and 50 percent water in a spray bottle.

Spray this solution directly on the painted area, then scrub it with a brush that’s been dipped in soapy water (use dish soap).

Once you’ve removed as much paint as possible, rinse off the area with plain water—don’t use any harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia!

Finally, apply a sealer to protect against future stains from appearing on your flooring.

What dissolves epoxy paint?

There are many options for removing epoxy paint from wood floors. You can use a solvent, a chemical solvent like acetone, denatured alcohol, or methylene chloride.

You can also use a paint stripper; this will soften the paint so that it is easier to remove. A heat gun will also work to soften the adhesive bonds between the wood and epoxy paint.

Finally, you can choose to scrape away at the epoxy paint using either a scraper or some other tool designed specifically for this purpose (such as an orbital sander).

Will vinegar remove epoxy paint?

Vinegar is a mild acid that can be used to remove epoxy paint.

But vinegar is not as strong as muriatic acid, hydrochloric acid, or sulfuric acid.

It won’t work on concrete floors (unless you have a really good steel brush).

Can you sand epoxy off wood?

You can sand epoxy paint off wood, but it’s a time-consuming process. The best tool for the job is coarse sandpaper, followed by fine sandpaper.

Use a piece of plywood or cardboard as a sanding block to get an even finish.

When you’re done sanding, wipe down your floor with mineral spirits and follow up with a coat of polyurethane or varnish.

Does rubbing alcohol remove epoxy?

Rubbing alcohol will not remove epoxy. Rubbing alcohol does not soften, dissolve or sand epoxy. It will not strip epoxy—not even the resin-based one that is often used by professionals.

So there you have it–no, rubbing alcohol will not remove epoxy.

How do you strip epoxy?

If you’ve been stubborn about removing epoxy paint from your hardwood floor, it’s time to get serious. Epoxy is a very tough material that takes some serious work to remove.

You’ll want to start by wearing protective clothing and a mask, as the solvent solution could be very dangerous to breathe in.

Once you’re ready with these precautions taken care of, you can begin working on the actual removal process itself by using one of two methods: either stripper or heat gun.

If you choose the stripper route, there are several different kinds available—some good and some bad (you don’t want any harmful chemicals).

The best type of solvent stripper is one that contains acetone or methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), which will dissolve the epoxy without damaging your wood flooring underneath it too much; this method will usually cost around $40 per gallon but should work if done correctly!

You can find this at most hardware stores or online retailers like Amazon; just make sure whatever brand name product(s) come up under search results so that it doesn’t have harmful ingredients in its formula such as sodium hydroxide (NaOH), sodium sulfide (Na 2 S), sodium carbonate peroxide ((NaCO 3 )2O2) or even hydrochloric acid (HCl).

How do you soften epoxy resin?

For this step, you will need to use a heat gun or hair dryer. These tools can be used to soften the epoxy resin without damaging your flooring.

The key is to not use too much heat and keep it moving so you don’t burn the wood.

You can also use a chisel if you have one handy, but be careful not to scratch up your floor as you work.


We hope you were able to learn something from this article and that it will help you remove the epoxy paint from your wood floor. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below!

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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