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  1. Oct 24, 2019 #1

    Heanrun

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    Hi all, I'm Glen from Clifton, NJ.
    I want to repair my house but I'm newbie :)
     
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    :welcome: to House Repair Talk!
     
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    Hi Glen and welcome to the forum. We have a nice mixture of pros and avid DIYers here and you may not always get instant help we will try our best to walk you thru your projects. Get used to the forum and the search tools and when you post a question photos normally help. Again :welcome:.
     
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    1 - need some light duty flooring for the basement floor. Did metallic epoxy, clear epoxy, urethane etc for garage but don't need that for basement. Would prefer something that doesn't show scratches (cats and furniture moving) but not super high resistant to chemicals. Would like to avoid epoxy since I think no matter what it does show scratches.

    2- best way to remove drywall mud from the floor? In anticipation of possibly lightly staining the concrete and some clear coat. Would a big sander do? Was hoping that I wouldn't have to grind. The mid chips off and the floor is flat but there's some discoloration. If I don't stain and just clear then they'll probably show.
     
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    A scrub brush and some hot soapy water will get drywall mud off. Vinyl plank flooring does well in basements I’m told.
     
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    If the mud is regular diy air-dry type, yes just water or with a little Mr Clean will do it.

    If the mud is a setting type, it is not really water soluble.

    A wire cup brush in an angle grinder will knock it off easy.

    Then vacuum, then wash up the dust left over.
     
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    You are pbly going to need to acid etch before staining.

    That will also help get rid of the final haze from drywall spills.
     

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