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Garage Floor Coating

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Maddevill, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Mar 28, 2021
    Maddevill

    Maddevill Member

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    So, I've always wanted a nice, clean garage floor. Started looking at epoxy etc. Had a company come up
    and give me a quote.
    400 square ft
    A couple cracks and low spots to fill
    Polyurea coating which they, of course, said is way better than epoxy.
    Nothing difficult or special.
    $3600 !!!!!!
    Does that sound remotely reasonable ? I can get a DIY kit using Poly including etching solution
    and grit along with a roller for around $250 tops. I'm thinking of doing it myself. Doesn't have
    to be perfect.

    Mad
     
  2. Mar 28, 2021
    Dne007

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    $$3600 :cry:

    When we had a lake house on Lake Conroe, we had our garage coated by our daughters boyfriend. Sorry for the terrible picture, but's all I had. He "prepped" it, sprinkled the little flakes in it, we allowed it to cure for several day, as soon as I drove my 57 Chevy onto the floor, the tires made imprints into the floor, evenually started coming up in places. You can do it, just prep it yourself and do it correctly. I too would like to do part of my shop someday, but 3600?? eek!
    can't really tell much, mostly leaves in the pic
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mar 28, 2021
    PeteL

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    Everyone I know that has ever tried it has been disappointed.

    How about getting the concrete polished?
     
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    Dne007

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    That would be awesome~ ;)

     
  5. Mar 28, 2021
    PeteL

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    ...and slippery.
     
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    Dne007

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    Except for that :shrug:
     
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    PeteL

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    Our new firehouse, the finish is polished, but not glossy. Definitely concrete but easy to clean without being dangerously slick.

    The Goldilocks surface, "just right." Not sure what it would be called, technically.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2021
    Jw60

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    I prefer the non flammable surfaces for when I stop drop and roll.

    No coating for me.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2021
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    I like concrete with a bit of a "finish" on it.. My old shop the PO had over finished the concrete to a dang near glass finish and it was scary.. Even a drop of water turned it into a Laurel and Hardy skit..
     
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  10. Mar 29, 2021
    Maddevill

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    My concrete has too many divots in it to polish. I'm just going to do it myself. Got another quote and they said,
    to have a warranty, they'd want to fill the cracks and low spots. I keep telling them I don't expect a super pretty,
    smooth surface. I just want something where, when I drop a bolt, I can find it. Second quote was $3200.
    So I'm going to fill the cracks and divots, rent a floor polisher with a diamond wheel. Grind the floor,
    etch it and put a polyurea coating on it. If it lasts a few years ill be happy.

    Mad
     
  11. Mar 29, 2021
    Siskiwit

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    I color acid stained mine. Got some dark brown and diluted with water till light brown and moped it on. Then mopped on the dark brown in swirl patterns. Neutralized with vinegar washed and dried then sprayed acrylic sealer on it. Just have to recoat with sealer every couple of years.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2021
    aallison

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    In the new shop I've been looking at floor coatings. I have yet to find something affordable that seems to work. I was thinking about staining it but did not find much about the sealer and how often to reapply. I also don't want to have to empty the shop every few years and mess with resealing it.

    Maybe I can find some old style laminate like was on Grandmas kitchen floor and go with that.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2021
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Mine is rough finished, which is to say "unfinished". I'm not interested in something shiny/purty but I would like to seal it to get rid of the dust.
     
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    windyhill

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    Steve's 70-5

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    Get some kerosene and boiled linseed oil. 3 parts linseed oil and 7 parts kerosene. Spread on floor and get a high speed buffer and buff it in. Will have a shiny floor and not slippery when wet. Can buff in the future and will shine again.
     
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