Mastic is a strong construction adhesive most commonly used for flooring materials like tile or vinyl. With a makeup and characteristics similar to plastic, this can be a very difficult substance to remove once it has had a chance to harden and bond to the concrete floor. Mastic removal is a simple enough task that can be easy to complete with the proper tools and instruction.
Things You'll Need
- Metal putty knife
- Citrus solvent
- Steel sponge
Apply and soak the citrus solvent to the mastic and floor as indicated on the solvent package/container.
Scrape the softened mastic material from the floor using the metal putty knife and discard.
Reapply the citrus solvent and scrub the floor with the steel sponge to remove any remaining mastic residue. Repeat as necessary.
- Working with Concrete; Rick Arnold; 2003
- Tiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish; Michael Schweit and Robin Nicholas; 2008
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