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concrete paint

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by BowtieBlazer, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for something to paint the smooth concrete under the carport. Something to resist staining and that cleans up easy. I've seen the shop floor textured paint which I like as the neighbors used plain concrete paint and its slick as owl **** when its wet. Anyone found any specific type that works well?
     
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    We just did the basement with a Benjamin Moore system and it worked out awesome. I know Rustoleum sells complete kits too.
     
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    Use a two part epoxy paint made for concrete. After you roll it on, before it cures, toss a few handfulls of coarse sand on top. You might need a friend following you with the sand, you rolinng it on, friend 'dusting' it with sand, 'cause I don't know how fast the stuff dries. It's durable as all hell, like all types of painting, the key is the proper prep work.
     
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    excellent idea, I wonder what the cost comparison is gonna be...
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm certainly no authority, but from everything I've ever seen, you get what you pay for.. Cheap stuff has always failed on me in my garages.... Catalysed paint is definitely the way to go... You can also buy non-skid granuals that can be added to the paint cheap.... think the bucket of non-skid we get for boat decks is under $10...
     
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    ok , question
    how do you get all the oil and crap up well enough for the paint to stick like it is supposed to

    i HAD a brand new garage floor, and was trying to keep it clean till summer when the temps were better to paint,
    well leaking mini and real leaky truck kinda screwed that up for me.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    From my understanding the best thing for oil spots is hot water and an alkaline degreaser..

    stuff like this
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    but I'm sure a surfactant like laundry detergent or dishwashing soap would do a decent job too..

    then cleaning the overall slab with some TSP (tri-sodium phosphate), then thoroughly dry it...
     
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    i was also told to etch it with a acid
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yup, I've heard the same...

    I love a shop that has a killer floor... Worked in a boat place once when I was mobile that had some crazy $40,000 floor job with chunks of rubber in it and stuff.. It was pretty cool...

    just make sure the pad is well dried.. thats pretty critical from my understanding...
     
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    we did my bosses pad with the rustoluem stuff, turened out pretty nice, i welded on it and it diddent do much to it
     
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    i have a rustoleum one my dad did her prepped it pretty good and i have beat the crap outta the floor it still peels etc but oh well you get what you pay for he said next time around a pro will do it
     
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    Yep, muriatic acid is what you use. Pool supply places carry it since that is what is used for cleaning pools. :thumb:
     
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    There is this really cool comany called por15 , Im pretty sure they sell a floor paint. If it is anything like there other products ive used , itll work great. Just search online for por15.
     
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    we carry it to
    (HD)
     
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    I have been thinking about trying this stuff, anyone use it?
    http://www.usfreeads.com/331512-cls.html
     
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