I am thinking of putting down a epoxy floor plaint & Dust Collection Equipment

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Forum topic by edwood1975 posted 01-28-2015 02:02 AM 757 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2015 02:02 AM

If anyone has any comments on this, such as brands, cost?? I think Im looking at 400sq ft…

I have a solid concrete subfloor and basement sometimes gets a little water from ground seepage…

Just looking into the idea, as well as dust collection ideas as well

-- Ed

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 03:18 AM

Ed, I put an epoxy floor coat on and love it. I picked a really bright yellow color and my daughter wanted these crazy glow in the dark flakes. First off wait till it warms up. Make sure your floor has no oil or grease. I use armor garage stuff. If your doing your basement get the low VOC. I had both garage doors, man door and both window open. I still got a headache should have bought a mask. I did not get a great job done and really should have ordered more to get a complete thick cover. After it dried and the fumes cleared out it was great. I immediately noticed less humidity in the garage. The light color made an incredible difference in regards to the lighting. It also cleans up super easy unlike bare concrete where there’s always a little left on the floor. It was expensive but very well worth it. This is my first and probably last workshop/garage so I’m trying to do it right.
The epoxy floor is a must have in my book.

Burly Bob

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 11:13 AM

I think I’d address the water seepage problem first before you do anything to the floor

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 12:11 PM

We have that epoxy coating on our garage floor. The only caution I offer is that when it gets a little damp, it’s slicker than snot. On top of glass smooth concrete like our garage it can be downright dangerous. I’m thinking a light coat of saw dust could be a little slick as well. It does make sweeping easier and it looks really nice. As for DC, you’ll need to figure out exactly what your expectations are of the system. If you want to capture all the finest particles possible, it’s takes a higher level of equipment than it would to, say, just avoid sweeping the floor. You might start by taking a look here the FAQ section.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 01-28-2015 12:18 PM

I have a light gray epoxy floor in my shop. I did not put the flakes in so it would be easier to find any small parts that always seem to fall off the bench. My floor was not super smooth to begin with, but the epoxy did smooth it some and saw dust does make it more slippery. But, not so much it is a problem. A few spots came up after trying to scrape off some epoxy glue. I should have waited another week before covering the new floor.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 01-28-2015 02:21 PM

Clean the floor well before applying the paint. The cleaner that comes in the kits is not strong enough. Really need to use muriatic acid, or another weak acid to get rid of any oil on or in the floor. Use the TSP to neutralize and lift the acid. Any residue on the floor will prevent adhesion and the paint will lift when parked on with warm tires.
Fix the moisture problem first. Moisture comeing thru the floor will lift the paint no matter how well it is prepped.

It is well worth the price more light cleans up great.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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