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cvontobel
Astro turf porch

I bought a home that has an astroturf front porch. I'd like to install a slate porch and walkway. The base is concrete. But, there is glue adhering the turf to the porch. I can't remove all of the glue. What should I use to make sure the thin set sticks to the concrete, through the glue?

jcconstruction
Re: Astro turf porch

Call different tool rental stores and find a heavy duty floor sander. Ask for a floor scraper attachment, it looks like a orbital sander attachment with metal blades on it. Should remove most of the adhesive. Use a putty knife around the edges if necessary. If residue remains find a chemical means of removing whats left. If those methods dont work or you dont want to take the time try 1/4 concrete board. Screws or nails with tie wire to fasten done.

odd_artist
Re: Astro turf porch

UGH! I had the same astroturf crap on my front steps - worn across the edges, torn, rotten - yuk! I ripped it off (didn't take much), used a putty knife to take the glue off, and spent about 2 hours with some painter's tape. A little 'oops' paint, and look at the difference!
The exterior paint I used has held up through the summer, fall, and now the winter. I may have to touch up a couple of spots next spring, but it seems to gripping nicely. Of course ANYTHING is better than astroturf!

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