I'm laying tile on a basement floor. It's concrete with crappy old paint on it. I don't want to rent a floor sander to remove all the paint, but neither .
My basement concrete floor is painted with what I assume is some type of. Do I really need to remove the paint in order for the adhesive to stick?. and self levelling compounds and must be removed prior to installing tile.
. 12:21 PM. I suspect you will need to coat the floor with paint remover and scrape as much off as possible, and then sand it before laying tile.. . 4) You want to cover the entire floor with 1/2 in cement board. This stuff goes by .