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#1 posted 11-29-2009 12:30 AM

In 1992 when we moved into the house I painted the garage floor with Sherwin Williams 2 part epoxy, at that time the only one I could find. I also added fine sand to prevent the floor from being slippery. The kids would use the garage to go into the house from the pool. Epoxy when wet is very slippery.
It has held up extremely well. I now have a couple of thin spots, but otherwise it has done very well.
Back then it was a couple of week process. Clean the floor with muriatic acid. allow it to completely dry. Mix the epoxy, the one I used gave me a 6 hour drying window. Cut the edge and corners and then use a roller to apply the rest. IT is dry for walking after 24 hours. But no cars for 2 weeks. Of course things may have changed since 1992.
The main reason I did the garage floor is because I owned an older Mercedes diesel. They usually drip oil and the black oil really stains the concrete. The epoxy just uses and detergent do clean it up. And it will look almost new again.


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