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Re: Garage Floor Paint - OT?
I bought my house on the basis of the attached garage. it's a large 2 car size, and the previous owner was very anal about neatness. It was already sheetrocked, painted white, and had nice windows and CURTAINS! Not even a cobweb in the corners when I moved in!
The concrete floor was very clean, with no oil spots on it. I wanted to preserve the floor as long as possible, so the 1st thing I did was paint it.
I found a nice, 2 part epoxy kit at Home Depot(don't even consider anything but a 2 part epoxy for durability), I think Rustoluem makes it...First, ya have to make absolutely sure the floor is dust free and degreased. then you etch the floor with a solution of Muriatic acid, then let it dry for a couple of days.(all the instructions were in the kit)Then mix the kit up. I just about used the whole 2 gallons. I applied it with a short nap roller, although I tried a squeegee, it didn't work well at all. I didn't add grit.
2 years later the floor still looks great, and I do not think it's very slippery when wet. I live in New England, and without the grit it's easy to squeegee out the slush and water after the snow melts off our cars inside.
The only stains it has is from motor oil. My 258 leaks (is there one that doesn't?) and before I learned to park on cardboard it dripped on the floor. I think the acid in the oil stains the paint. Oh well, it's easy to keep clean, it's not dusly, and it looks great.
Bob in Ma