On Sun, 23 Aug 2009 00:40:31 -0400, the infamous "Bill"
He saw YOU coming, eh? <heh,heh,heh>
I recommend forgetting the acid cleaning, grinding, and epoxy paints.
They're overkill. Just clean and paint.
I scraped mine down and found the concrete had already been sealed. I
then mopped (paint thinner or denatured alcohol, I don't recall), let
it dry, and rolled on porch paint. I've had to touch up some scuffs,
where I dragged metal feet around, but it has otherwise worn really
well for about 7 years now.
Anything's going to get scuffed, so just use a good grade floor/porch
paint and get on with it. I spent lots of time scraping off the
glued-down carpet padding, but the paint only cost me $30 or so.
Mine's a 2-car shop with attached home.
"Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free
than Christianity has made them good." --H. L. Mencken
By the time you get the surface prepped (90% of the work?), I'm not sure
the epoxy covering is that much more difficult to apply than paint. In my
case the covering will cost less than the cleaning. I've heard alot of
people rave about epoxy, less so about paint. Although I've seen pictures
samples, I haven't (knowingly) seen an epoxy floor firsthand, so I can't
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:23:06 -0400, the infamous "Bill"
Hey, if you spent 4x the money and lots of extra prep work on a
standard paint job, you'd rave about IT, too. I like epoxy about as
much as Thompsonz WaterSchmeal, and that ain't saying much.
Ask some of those ravers about repair costs sometime. (I've chiseled
the info out of some who didn't repair due to the extra costs.)
I don't really like 'em. The half a dozen I've worked on have been
more slippery than any paint when wet. You can sand 'em, but then
they're hell to sweep.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight
very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.
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