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Larry Whitlow
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Re: Shop Floor - PAINT THAT THING!
Reply #30 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 7:04pm
 
Tom Coghill wrote on Apr 8th, 2013 at 11:41am:
Larry,

This past weekend I painted the other half of my garage floor.  I used the same stuff I used on the other half - oil based concrete paint (inexpensive at Lowes ~$17/gallon). One gallon does one bay, so at that cost, I would rather recoat the floor a few times than apply a more costly material (epoxy here is about $80/kit).

I do not think stain will fill the pores in the concrete floor, so cleanup will not be any easier with the stain.  I was looking for a finish that would clean up easily (1x with a broom).

As I mentioned, I painted the floor.  I did that on Sunday morning at about 9 AM.... it is still tacky this morning.  I opened the garage goor a crack on Sunday afternoon to let the fumes out, however it snowed about 8 inches on Saturday and the temperature this morning was 10 F, so it is not curing quickly.  I look to apply two coats, so ...  all the stuff in my garage is packed around my lathe ... no turning for me until the second coat dries. bang head  I hope to apply the second coat tonight.  The weather guy is calling for another 7 to 14 inches of snow in the next 48 hours...ugh! smiley=doh.gif

Maybe its time for me to work on my surface texture technique on my completed turned projects... 


This is food for thought.  I would be very happy with the results in your photos.  My concrete floor has suffered from 40 years of abuse and looks like it.  I'll probably have to do some surface grinding no matter which product I end up using.
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Reply #31 - Apr 9th, 2013 at 10:37pm
 
I have painted nasty floors with two part epoxy at the airport.  There is an acid etch that is not very expensive but will clean the floor of all that matters for the paint to adhere.   They don't look absolutely clean after the etch, but it is all that is needed.
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Re: Shop Floor - PAINT THAT THING!
Reply #32 - Apr 10th, 2013 at 7:08pm
 
dennis nagle wrote on Apr 9th, 2013 at 10:37pm:
I have painted nasty floors with two part epoxy at the airport.  There is an acid etch that is not very expensive but will clean the floor of all that matters for the paint to adhere.   They don't look absolutely clean after the etch, but it is all that is needed.


That would be a heck of a lot easier.  Might have to put this on the list of things to get done this year.
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Reply #33 - May 12th, 2013 at 11:09am
 
I used the epoxy paint a few years back.  It is nice for sweeping up and for brightening up the shop.  But what I like best is it works real well as a moisture barrier.  We live next to a river and the concrete garage floor used to soak up the moisture like a sponge from the soil and release it into the garage, now it doesn't Wink

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Reply #34 - Jul 27th, 2013 at 7:39pm
 
JimQuarles wrote on Jan 10th, 2013 at 7:39pm:
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That is what I use.
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Reply #35 - Aug 7th, 2013 at 9:37pm
 
looks nice!  I live in New Orleans and have a case of beer..... and my address is... LOL!!!   Grin
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Reply #36 - Aug 7th, 2013 at 10:10pm
 
Just don't give them the beer until it is done.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Reply #37 - Aug 7th, 2013 at 10:14pm
 
Ill Drink It Myself First!!!   Wink
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Reply #38 - Oct 30th, 2013 at 9:10pm
 
Looks good, I did my floor in 2005 and have just a few wear place's
As for slipping I haven't had a problem with dust or chips but I did put the non slip in my paint. Oh ya even with the non slip it cleans very easily.
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Re: Shop Floor - PAINT THAT THING!
Reply #39 - Jul 10th, 2014 at 12:45pm
 
I wanted to follow-up here.

I have found that for more than a year now my work (dry or wet) has been easily removed with a broom and dust pan from my standard oil based floor paint ($16 / gallon) from Lowes.  The paint has withstood spills of all sorts.  For the money I spend (and the time) it has served me much more time in the long run. 

Attached here are some photos during a recent rough-turning session with some wet Birch.  I was able to complete clean up the shavings from the floor in just 10 minutes.... Wink now I need to figure how to get that stuff off my work bench that is also covered with tools and such.... Angry


PS - this is not all the shavings - I had already filled 2 trash cans with shavings before I took these photos  - GREAT FUN!  Cool   ... I need to find someone with a horse and a barn ...
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Re: Shop Floor - PAINT THAT THING!
Reply #40 - Jul 11th, 2014 at 8:17pm
 
When we moved into our new house just over ten years ago, I painted the basement floor in what was to become my shop with the two-part epoxy paint.  I waited until I felt the concrete had cured well enough so it's been about nine years now.  it still looks great and sweeps up much like others here have experienced...very cleanly.

However, a few weeks ago, a piece of wax paper from a glue-up had fallen onto the floor and got covered with chips.  I didn't see it and stepped on it and my foot shot out from under me.  Luckily, I caught my balance, but even a few weeks later, that spot on the floor that was under the wax paper is slicker than ice.  Even in tennis shoes, whenever I step on it and put any sideways motion on it, it's like stepping on a wood floor in socks after the wife oversprayed Pledge while waxing the furniture.

The point here is if you paint the floor, be very careful with scraps of wax paper lest you wax the floor.
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Re: Shop Floor - PAINT THAT THING!
Reply #41 - Jul 30th, 2014 at 9:23am
 
Wow, I had no idea the painted floor would make that big of difference.... Looks great
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