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Old 02-10-2014, 06:01 PM
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I had to give up my old shop and have been putting my new shop together. It's pretty small and I can't do full blown restorations anymore. But, I can still do a lot of fun things. Right now the problem is the floor (concrete). I want to paint it. I went to Lowe's and bought the best oil based concrete floor paint they had. I start to put down exactly to the manufacture's instructions and it was like trying to paint with iced tea. Like there was no pigment in it, even though it looked good in the can. Does anyone know of a good paint to use for a concrete floor?

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IMHO there is nothing that you can buy at any home improvement store that is with a flip. Hands down the best floor finish is ArmorPoxy it will be the last floor finish you will ever put down. I helped a bud put this down in his new shop two years ago and it still looks new, nothing will affect it.

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Epoxy, as stated above. Many out there. Be sure to treat/clean per instructions. Of course the concrete must be stable and not chalky. If it's disintegrating nothing will last.
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Are you planning to do any hot work in your shop; welding, torch cutting, etc.?

I contemplated a floor coating back when I built my shop about 9 years ago. I didn't because I knew of nothing that would hold up better than the concrete itself.
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Are you planning to do any hot work in your shop; welding, torch cutting, etc.?

I contemplated a floor coating back when I built my shop about 9 years ago. I didn't because I knew of nothing that would hold up better than the concrete itself.
Sliding under a car on your back on raw concrete, or an epoxy finish? Hmmmm. I'll put up with the need to touch-up a spot or two once in a while in exchange for the ease of sweeping up and wiping up. 'sides, it looks more professional.

I get a kick out of the Nascar garages' floors. It's a matter of pride at this level.
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Sliding under a car on your back on raw concrete, or an epoxy finish?
My creeper doesn't care either way...... But I usually use my Rotary Lift.

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'sides, it looks more professional.

I get a kick out of the Nascar garages' floors. It's a matter of pride at this level.
Professional??? Pride??? Coming from a guy who has an avatar with no teeth?
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Professional??? Pride??? Coming from a guy who has an avatar with no teeth?
Hey, sonny-boy, you must need glasses. When this photo was taken I had at least one tooth left... you can clearly see it.

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Your assuming that is him in the avatar.

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