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Old April 29th, 2013, 10:58 AM   #21
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100% solids epoxy is the way to go. Diamond grind, primer, then epoxy. I had a quote for $3700 for 1800 sq ft. I have called several places and only one has returned my request for a quote. Business must be really good.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #22
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I used exterior latex house paint, it chips but not bad and I recoat it every year or two
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Old April 29th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #23
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100% solids epoxy is the way to go. Diamond grind, primer, then epoxy. I had a quote for $3700 for 1800 sq ft. I have called several places and only one has returned my request for a quote. Business must be really good.
Buy that product we were talking about the other day on the phone so I can pay $3700 to have it done.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #24
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Have you looked into having the concrete ground down, sealed and polished? It looks pretty good.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 01:21 PM   #25
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Have you looked into having the concrete ground down, sealed and polished? It looks pretty good.
That looks incredible. My concrete is not "show quality" otherwise I'd do it.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #26
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Just get some regular paint from home depot in the big buckets and throw some sand in it, should be able to do it for like 50 bucks.

If it gets dirty, repaint over it.

Non-stick and cheap.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #27
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I used exterior latex house paint, it chips but not bad and I recoat it every year or two
This is what my dad did for his shop. The price of epoxy would have been outrageous for a 9,000 sq ft shop. It saw a lot of abuse with sliding equipment around, driving the forklift on it, and moving lifts of wood. The only spot it deteriorated was where we parked the box truck, mainly from the salt brime from the roads that dripped off in the winter.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #28
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I used Rustolem oil base brand from Menard's and didn't put clear on the first half of the floor I did. A year later I did the other half and clear coated both sides. I like the clear coat and it cleans up so much better. I wrench in my building and it's holding up well. I can tell you it doesn't like the torch splatter at all!
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Old April 29th, 2013, 07:00 PM   #29
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I used u coat it on my new floor blue with tan fleck and their clear topcoat. The topcoat takes all the abuse and I can just hit the floor with a 120 grit and apply more at any time. 6 years I've had it and love it. My 24x24 cost me $550 to do it myself. Money well spent

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Old April 29th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #30
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100% solids epoxy is the way to go. Diamond grind, primer, then epoxy. I had a quote for $3700 for 1800 sq ft. I have called several places and only one has returned my request for a quote. Business must be really good.
sounds like someone did their homework. just over $2 a sq ft doesnt sound to bad. Is that with a clear too? do you know what product they were installing? Is your shop a home or business.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #31
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I did not use the clear coat and am very happy with my floor. I did however apply the epoxy over fresh poured concrete, there were no stains at all, so its held up through some serious jeep projects. The only place that's jacked is where I cut metal close to the floor and a piece of real heavy metal gouged the floor. Its held up through brake fluid, a carb cleaner fire on the floor, some welding and a lot of mud and oil on the floor. Ive had the floor 4 yrs now.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #32
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Only thing i know is if you ride a bicycle drunk in the rain and pull into a garage with an epoxy floor, you will go down fast and hard, and your friends behind you will laugh for a split second before they follow suit. Yes thats a run-on...
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Old April 30th, 2013, 06:11 AM   #33
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Only thing i know is if you ride a bicycle drunk in the rain and pull into a garage with an epoxy floor, you will go down fast and hard, and your friends behind you will laugh for a split second before they follow suit. Yes thats a run-on...
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I scrubbed the garage yesterday with two rounds of TSP after two rounds with a heavy degreaser. Did the "water drop test" yesteday and it is very porous.

I have some rust marks where I had some heavy pieces of steel laying down, and I can't remove the marks. Other than that, the floor came out very nice.

I'm going to go rent a diamond buffer after work to do the majority of the garage and I'm going to use muratic acid around the edges and on the steps.

Looks like I will be putting down a clear coat with anti-slip additive..
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I acid stained my concrete porch floor last spring and then used a sealer on top. Turned out really cool.

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Old April 30th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #35
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I acid stained my concrete porch floor last spring and then used a sealer on top. Turned out really cool.

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Old April 30th, 2013, 10:41 AM   #36
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sounds like someone did their homework. just over $2 a sq ft doesnt sound to bad. Is that with a clear too? do you know what product they were installing? Is your shop a home or business.
I do not know what product they are using. Their quote was "diamond grind and prime first day. 100% solid commercial grade epoxy, flake, and anti-skid on the second day". $3655 for 1800 sq ft.

This is for my home garage.

Are you still doing epoxy? If so, I would be interested in a quote.
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Ended up settling with aquapon 35 (thanks aber61 for all the help). I'm going to start this process Sunday night... We will see how it works out.


Going with primer/ base / clear...
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:17 AM   #38
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Just wondering - how did your project turn out? I am thinking of doing my garage this weekend or next.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:32 AM   #39
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Just wondering - how did your project turn out? I am thinking of doing my garage this weekend or next.

ended up gutting the garage and insulating / drywalling it. Almost done painting, and will hopefully do the floor next weekend.

I did not want to have the pretty floor down and then decide later to insulate the garage, so I thought I would take care of that first.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #40
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