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My garage floor has been sealed with Eagle aggregate sealer.

The floor was sealed with Eagle solvent based acrylic aggregate concrete sealer.  Can it be stained or painted and if so how should it be prepared?

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Posted 2013-06-24T19:27:23+0000  by austinb austinb

Hello AustinB!


Oil-based products like Eagle provide long-lasting coatings, but they repel almost any other coating that follows them.


Because your surface is oil-based, the only "Drive On" solution would be to strip the Eagle clear coat off the floor, etch the floor, prime and paint with product that can be driven on ... like Behr Bonding Primer and Behr Garage Floor Paint.




For best results, thoroughly clean your surface and use Behr Oil-based Primer # 434.


This product should stick well to your existing clear coat and it the designated as the primer of choice for Behr Porch and Floor Paint.


This combination of products will allow you to easily repaint your existing garage floor, but will not withstand vehicle traffic.

Posted 2013-06-25T19:03:21+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Thanks.  What product/technique do you reccomend to remove the aggregate sealer?

Posted 2013-06-26T12:55:26+0000  by austinb

Hello again austinb!


You describe your aggregate sealer as "solvent based."


Behr Concrete and Masonry Stripper is one product designed for your application.




Aggregate is often held in place with the sealer you describe. Stripping the surface may loosen pieces or even whole sections of the aggregate. You will certainly want to test a very small area before proceeding.

Posted 2013-06-27T13:32:42+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

 One other possibility for removing such finishes is the rental of a concrete grinding machine. These look like a typical floor buffer, but in place of the brushes or buffing pad, are stones that literally grind the paint off.This also has the advantage of abrading the surface, helping to assure a good bond with the new coating. They are usually equiped to fasten directly to a shop vacumn to control the dust. Some can be used with water to control dust.


Hope this has helped

Posted 2013-06-27T15:58:20+0000  by ordjen


Posted 2013-06-27T18:13:23+0000  by austinb

You're welcome austinb!


Staining your floor would require completely removing the existing finish from the floor ... stain is a penetrating sealer and must absorb into the concrete. Any remaining sealer would prevent proper absorption.

Posted 2013-06-27T19:53:37+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
More recently, we discussed using a Diamond Blade Etcher to remove coatings from concrete floors.

In this short video, we discuss how the tool works and show two blades ... one for cutting adhesive and thicker coatings and the other for smoothing.

As stated in the thread, you will need to remove the Eagle Sealer before stain will absorb.

Click the link to see the video.

Watch Our How-To Video

Posted 2015-12-08T20:52:44+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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