New shop! #3: March 2016. Epoxy floor

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Blog entry by Steve Felsheim posted 08-18-2016 11:16 PM 628 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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As mentioned by BurlyBob in my first post, epoxy seemed like a good thing to do. I hate sweeping up concrete, finished epoxy looks nice and brightens things up a great deal.

The problem is, it was early March in WI and still below zero. I needed to get the floor up to 63 F before I could apply the epoxy.

So, I cranked the heat, and waited. After two days, I was getting close.

It took 3 full days to get the concrete up to temp. Then comes the acid prep and rising. Bleh.

Here we are, ready to go.

I used a 2 part epoxy from Sherwin Williams. It went down very easy with a roller and I am very happy with it.

Here we are all done. Couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. This is the last time this floor will be this clean :-)

The only thing I wish I would have done was to put some grit in the epoxy to make it less slick. It can be slippery when covered with sawdust or when you track snow in. Guess I have to clean up after myself.

A couple of days of curing, and I can bring in tools and let the setup begin.

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#1 posted 08-19-2016 02:03 AM

Their you go. Now paint the walls in a semi gloss white and you’ll be wearing sunglasses to work.

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