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Old 12-09-2009, 05:33 AM   #1
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epoxy paint for garage floor

We are building a new home for the moho and I am researching epoxy finishes for the floor. I know there are several brands available and probably just as many variences in quality and durability. Any advice/recomendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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Check here The Garage - The Garage Journal Board

Look in the flooring section

More info than you can assimilate, might even get ideas for the building!

good luck!
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We used to operate multiple fertilizer plants. When the concrete floors started to fail we bought some 2-part epoxy paint from Acklands-Grainger. Putting it on a deteriorating floor was a huge challenge for the paint but it stood up well. I don't think you likely "need" epoxy paint on a motorhome garage floor but if you go that way I'd call Acklands. If it was me I'd trowel in a good hardner and a surface sealer. If you do that right the surface will be like cast iron and will stand up to way more abuse than the average moho is likely to give it. Most guys who make a living pouring concrete have very little knowledge about the real range of options available for finishing concrete. Ask around until you find somebody who actually knows what he is doing and have a look at some of his finished work before you commit to dealing with him. Good concrete done right is a once in a lifetime investment but concrete done wrong can be an expensive ongoing PITA.
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Thanks for the info, DW doesn't want plain old concrete. "when mama isn't happy nobody is happy". She wants it to look like granite and wear like steel.
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Thanks for the info, DW doesn't want plain old concrete. "when mama isn't happy nobody is happy". She wants it to look like granite and wear like steel.
You can absolutely do that without paint. Find a concrete finisher that actually knows his business - what you are asking for is simple.
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Go into a Lowes, look at the floor. Ask around and find out who finished it, that will hold up to anything an RV can throw at it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:12 AM   #7
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Large warehouse type floors are usually finished with a densifier application on highly polished concrete ie. Lowes/Home depot. Thats not what I'm looking for.
I would like to know if there are any recomendations/experiance as to quality and durability of a certain brand or type of epoxy finish.
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I used a product called U Coat It. It's been down for 7 years with no lifting, and oil spills wipe up easily. Caution: a painted floor that gets wet is like walking on ice. You can put down sand like products in the wet paint which makes it slip resistant, but then it's a pain to clean.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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There is a myriad of concrete floor coatings. You are limited only by your pocket-book. Want a granite-look floor coating, it's out there.
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Thanks for all for the replies. Think we found the finish we want after doing some more research. The floor has been poured and building starts today with the help of our grandson that is on Christmas break from UofA.
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You must allow the moisture out of the floor before you paint it.Leave a rubber mat on the floor for a few days.If it is dark under the mat it is not ready.I used Weldbon glue mixing 1 part glue 6 parts hot water.It works well.
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