I've been lurking here for a while, but now I have a real question.
I've read about epoxy floor coatings before, but here is a specific
case to consider.
I have a new garage shop floor, about 60 days since it was poured, and
I'd like to coat it before it accumulates the usual tire
marks/oil/grease. First question, should I wait for more concrete cure
time? Second question, will a shop heater be sufficient, or do I really
need to wait for summer? It gets cold up here in northern PA. No matter
how much I heat the garage, the floor will still be cold.
Next set of questions, who has used what products and what do you
recommend? I've seen the Rustoleum epoxy at Home Depot (which gives NO
clue as to square footage covered on the packaging), in the Google
group archives someone recommended Sherwin Willians floor epoxy. Any
experience or opinions here?
I don't mind doing lots of prep, muriatic acid, etc., as long as it
pays off in the end! I have about 800 sq ft to cover.
Also I was thinking of mixing sand in where the autos go and none where
they don't, any technique or type of sand preferred?
Thanks in advance.
- posted 17 years ago