Can you lay pavers over painted concrete without removing paint?

by Lra23041233
Can you lay pavers over a painted concrete surface without removing pa
  2 answers
  • William William on Jun 11, 2017

    Paint is a bond breaker. The paint would have to be removed for any adhesive, mortar to stick. One option is to remove paint along the perimeter. Then you can use a stone/brick construction adhesive or modified thinset and lay a perimeter of pavers. Then you can lay pavers inside without any adhesive and fill the grooves with sand.

  • Sin7584079 Sin7584079 on Jun 12, 2017

    Lrabern is correct. The only thing I would add is to spread a thin (1/4") layer of level sand over the concrete to ge rid of any unevenness in the old walk.