Building my dream shop #2: Paint and Paintings...

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Blog entry by rep posted 04-29-2010 07:50 PM 1918 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got some floors painted, and moved some pictures from storage and hung them up out of the way in the shop.

Painted Floor
NOise Room paint

Shop Gallery

Hoping to get another coat of paint down this weekend, and get started back with finishing the wiring. Once the wiring is done, I can start work on setting up the sawmill.

-- rick

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 09:15 PM

looking good sofare
but must atmit it´s the first time I have seen a workshop
with artgalleri and a librarycorner but I sure it will bee a blast to work in
just turn the head to find new inspiration for new ideas
like it, like it, like it,like it ….........when can I move in…...LOL


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#2 posted 04-29-2010 09:32 PM

you might want to add “buy some new pens” to your to-do list. I’d suspect yours are about to run run out!

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 02:42 AM

This is quite the shop. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 07:56 AM

Hey Rep,nice looking floor paint. is it epoxy? if it is can you give me the details on type and prep steps?
i’m planing to do my shop floors this summer too.
looks like your shop has plenty of space to set up for almost anything.
keep the postings comming on your progress

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#5 posted 04-30-2010 01:10 PM

Nice shop!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Don Butler

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#6 posted 04-30-2010 02:30 PM

I wonder how hard it is to dust all those pictures and books?



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#7 posted 04-30-2010 02:48 PM

The paint is 2 part epoxy from Lowes. Just followed the instructions with the kit. (clean floor, acid wash, dry, paint). With the new concrete, I did not have to worry about removing grease and oil in the floor.

-- rick

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#8 posted 04-30-2010 03:15 PM

Looks like you did a great job on painting the concrete. Won’t be too slippery?

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#9 posted 04-30-2010 04:44 PM

I added the “traction grit” to the paint before I put it down. Like a fine sand. If it seems to be adequate, I will add it to the second coat as well. If the first coat is too slick, I will add more grit in the second round – or a different type, like ground walnut shells.

-- rick

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