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Blog entry by David Grimes posted 1072 days ago 5767 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We spent the day moving everything out of the “automotive side” of my garage/shop so that blowing, sweeping, blowing again, then acid etching the concrete could take place.

Tomorrow morning the Behr 2-part epoxy will be cut in around the perimeter, then rolled. Three hours later, it will get cut in and rolled a second and final time. I’ll move back in this weekend hopefully.

What does this have to do with lumberjocks ? Well, its the same material I used on my woodworking shop floor (the 3rd bay of this garage) and it has performed absolutely great. As always, it’s all in the quality of the prep and the material as far as adhesion goes.

Also, SWMBO graciously does not give a rat’s rectum how I arrange things (out here anyway), so when I do move back in I have decided to annex the wall (just outside the wood shop bay) to wood-working endeavors. I’ll add a foot of DC “manifold” from the existing through the wall and add a section of the Rockler Dust Right hose to take care of DC in that room as well. The planer and the “island” will reside along that wall right away.
Lathe and large bandsaw someday.

You know how imperialism works: You get your foot in the door and keep going. I’m seeing a future real work bench in the middle of bay 2.

I did not use the color chips on the wood shop floor, but the jury is still out on this adjoining floor. I’ll make a call and live with it sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Here’s where we’re at now:

This is the traffic jam that this has temporarily caused on the shop side: Can’t get to or use ANYTHING !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia



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mafe

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#1 posted 1072 days ago

Good idea, to take some land while the changes are done.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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ajosephg

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#2 posted 1072 days ago

What color are you thinking about for the garage floor? (I like red, LOL)

-- Joe

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 1072 days ago

It will be a grey color between silver and charcoal… somewhat darker than the wood shop grey floor. I did consider colors including tan and red and blue, but like car colors I tend to trust that I won’t get tired of the non-colors (white, silver, grey and black).

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Bertha

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#4 posted 1072 days ago

I put the same stuff on my shop floor. I’ve gouged a bit of it up sliding 1000+ pound plus equipment across it but it’s hardly fair to blame the surface for that. I let my fiance’ put down the sprinkles and she’s still proud of her job to this day.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Grandpa

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#5 posted 1072 days ago

I sure thought you would use orange and black. I think an orange floor with a 12 inch black border around the perimeter would look great in your shop! think about that look now…..

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Tim Kindrick

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#6 posted 1072 days ago

If you didn’t use color on one side, you might want to match the other side for resale value. Even if you don’t plan on selling soon those floors tend to last a long time and a future buyer might think it’s weird having color on only one part of the garage. Good Luck!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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David Grimes

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#7 posted 1072 days ago

Update of today’s work accomplished: Two coats of the Behr 2-part Epoxy.

North Wall

West Wall

South Wall

East Wall BTW, I just realized that the Craftsman anti-fatigue mat in the wood shop is facing East. lol

For comparison, the last picture is the wood shop floor just painted earlier this year. It is just a shade or two lighter of the same color. As for re-sale, I expect that these two shades of gray will be acceptable. If not, I want to see the garage where they lived last. lol Plus, 8.5% of the population is color blind, so that could help. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Tim Kindrick

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#8 posted 1072 days ago

Nice Job!!!!!!!..... Personally, I would be impressed that someone would take the time and effort to apply a nice epoxy paint to their garage floor. But some people are just ANAL when buying a house or try to use whatever they can for leverage. BTW I’m one of those 8.5%’ers.

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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ajosephg

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#9 posted 1072 days ago

My shop floor is also painted w/epoxy, and it is great – makes cleaning a snap, plus looks good. (I wish mine were red, though ;)

-- Joe

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David Grimes

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#10 posted 1072 days ago

Joe, my wife liked the red idea but I already bought the two kits of custom tint and didn’t want to throw away $150. BTW, with red in the one room (Craftsman color) and orange in the other (Ridgid) I would have to go into Monk OCD mode and keep the tools separated just because… lol

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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mafe

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#11 posted 1071 days ago

Looking good.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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David Grimes

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#12 posted 1069 days ago

I’ve moved a few things off the East Wall to the West wall and some other things to the other side of the shop door on the East wall… to get it ready for take-over / land grab. SWMBO has not even noticed the subtle changes yet (and may never). lol

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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David Grimes

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#13 posted 1064 days ago

Land grab mission accomplished. Well worth the effort as I can walk through the wood shop again without moving anything out of the way. Now I can get back to projects work.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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