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Old 10-20-2006, 10:24 AM
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Default Garage floor sealers/finishes

So I have a branny new garage floor, and I want to keep a clean shop (for once...).

Advice on garage floor sealers and finishes? One-part epoxy, two-part epoxy... tons of brands and some horror stories from what I see. How expensive is it to contract that out? (I'm thinking, way more than DIY, as usual).

Any club members do that sort of thing as a side biz?
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:57 AM
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I did that many years ago with my Dad for my Grandparents garage. They are out in Buffalo, NY. What we ran into was ground moisture wrecking the coating from underneath. That is, it began to peel and bubble pretty quickly.

I'm sure the products have improved since then, and we did prep the floor properly...etc

One trick I heard was to duct tape a piece of a garbage bag to the floor, let it sit for a couple days...see if moisture seeps up and discolors the concrete. We probably don't have as much of an issue here as in NY. Just a thought as you're moving toward sealing the floor.
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I have seen that trick too. Our soil is pretty sandy and drains exceptionally well, so I'm hoping...
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More questions in addition: I'm hearing that 3-4 weeks is not enough time for the concrete to have cured, and that doing it this time of year is iffy due to the cold. True?

I was really hoping to not have to pull out everything while I coat the floor... That's why I wanted to gitterdun before I move in.

I guess I could do 1/2 at a time, next spring...
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This site needs one of those This Thread is Worthless Without Pics smilies that CO4x4.org has. I wanna see that new garage!!

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After reading and hearing about the problems people were having with owner applied epoxy floors I went the pro route in my new garage. I had them do a textured finish to limit slipping and they also did the base of tha walls where the concrete meets the drywall. It was about $2000 but it has a 5 year warranty. It has proven very durable and chip resistant, oil/grease spills are a breeze to clean and it is nice to be able to hose out the mess after all the mud flakes off from 4 wheel'n. This is the only pic I have

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Old 10-23-2006, 08:28 AM
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Mark, you'll just have to drive by!!!

I *think* your double-wide will still skinny down the alley...

Tch, thanks for the suggestion. $2K is a bit out of my range, that sure does look sweet though.
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sherwin williams tile clade. Do it right.

if you have to do a sealer it's schofield concrete sealer 3 coats with the 3rd being shark grip

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Mark, you'll just have to drive by!!!
Are you guys in the house? My "double-wide" (you knew I was from WV, didn't you? ) is stored for the winter, but I'm sure the Taurus will fit.

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Old 10-24-2006, 07:04 AM
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Not quite just yet. I'm there most afternoons and evenings (this week excepted). The first-ish of November we will be in. Our lease on the rental is done on Nov. 30, so we will CERTAINLY be in by then!!
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