On Mar 6, 6:42 pm, email@example.com wrote:
acid etching the concrete does lift out loose debris and most oil
residue but if not rinsed well enough will keep anything from
adhearing to it, there is a citrus acid i strongly recomend you can
find at lowes, homedepot, and some hardware stores, get a good stiff
bristled brush scrub the cleaner in, in about a 5'x5' area rinse and
do the next 5x5 etc... try to keep it clean as it dries and you can go
by its apperance or you can do the moisture test tape a piece of
plastic down on the floor
if there is know moisture within2-4 hours you'll be good, note; some
epoxy's dry very quick depending on the ambient temp. stay busy
I did the Rustoleum Professional solvent-based epoxy on my garage floor. I
prepped with a strong muratic acid wash, then let dry for a few days prior
to application. Wear a respirator when applying this stuff, the fumes are
nasty. The water-base epoxy is cheaper and doesn't have the issues with
fumes, but it is less durable than the solvent base epoxy.
I also applied the clear-coat as well. I have found this epoxy to be very
durable. Car tires are not an issue.
i used Sears water based epoxy on my new garage floor (wintertime - no
fumes) and the only complaint might be poor coverage making it very
pricey, and non-skid sand inclusion which I do not like. The plus side
is the recommended cleaner is included in the package. On other
projects I like Sherwin-Williams solvent based even with the acid etch
and dry hassle. Actually lower cost per square foot than others. HTH
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