How To Remove Epoxy Coating from Tile

Spilled Epoxy coatings can be removed from the tile by melting with extreme heat, removing with acetone, rubbing with sandpaper, or/and using Paint strippers mage for epoxy.

How To Remove Epoxy Coating from Tile

Epoxy coatings are high-strength glue resins that bond with a chemical reaction, which makes it very difficult to remove when it spills on a surface. When it has not cured, however, you can easily dissolve it with alcohol since it is in a liquid-like consistency. Vinegar and acetone can also be used.

Acetone Removal

This method is used to remove cured and uncured epoxy stains.

Dampen a soft cloth with acetone or any other epoxy solvent such as vinegar. Rub the affected areas just enough to loosen the epoxy. When soft enough, use a plastic scraper applying moderate effort to avoid damaging the tiles.

Clean the scraped surface with a dry and all-purpose cleaner to remove any dust and residue that is left.

Other chemicals and solvents that can be used to remove cured epoxy coating are: Paint thinner, isopropyl alcohol, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), Methylated spirits, etc.

Epoxy removal with acetone

Heat Removal

The good thing with tiles is that they can withstand high temperatures that can melt Epoxy. At 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, in about 30 seconds to a minute, Epoxy softens. Just after heating, don’t let it sit for long, get a plastic scraper, and remove as much epoxy as you can, as fast as possible.

If the Epoxy gets hard again, repeat the process as before. When you’ve scrapped all the epoxy, clean the surface with an all-purpose tile cleaner and a soft non-abrasive rag.


Removing epoxy coating from tile can be a difficult task, but it is possible with the right tools and techniques. Before attempting to remove the epoxy coating from the tile, make sure to wear protective clothing, goggles, and gloves to protect yourself from any potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.

1) Start by using a razor blade or paint scraper to remove any loose pieces of epoxy coating from the tile surface. Work slowly and carefully to avoid damaging the tile underneath.

2) Once the loose pieces have been removed, you can start to use a chemical remover to break down the epoxy coating. There are various chemical removers available on the market specifically designed to remove epoxy coatings, but be sure to read the label to ensure it is safe to use on your particular tile surface.

3) Apply the chemical remover to the tile surface and let it sit for the recommended time as indicated on the label. After the chemical has been applied, use a scraper to remove any remaining epoxy coating.

4) Finally, rinse the tile surface with warm water and a mild detergent to remove any remaining traces of the chemical remover.

Removing epoxy coating from tile can be a time-consuming process, but it is possible with the right tools and techniques. Be sure to take the necessary safety precautions when working with hazardous chemicals and always read the labels carefully before use.

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