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09-24-2014 07:38 AM
hduff
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Originally Posted by Pats55 View Post
It is pricier than epoxies.
And this is probably why you don't see it discussed.

We're always pinching pennies.
09-23-2014 05:38 PM
Pats55 I don't see any mention in this post about two component polyester urethane floor coatings. Having been in the industrial coatings business for 25 years and having dealt with some of the industry leaders in floor coatings, most of them will choose the polyester urethane over epoxy.Mercedes-Benz and high-end dealerships usually coat their shop floors with this type of product.This type of floor coating offers a high-gloss, and is resistant to all types of chemicals. It is pricier than epoxies.
09-21-2014 06:31 PM
hduff
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Originally Posted by Choptop26 View Post
I was kinda thinking the same thing Stick . I know folks are pleased with por-15 products in general , but the fact that I can't find any feedback on their floor coating anywhere , speaks volumes . If it was good stuff , you would expect to see testamonials all over the internet . Thanks for the observation !
This thread is a little old, but I note that nobody responded to a request for a POR-15 floor installation info. Some can be found at the Garage Journal.

tl;dr -- Fast Cop had bubble sin the floor from installation issues. His installation was in 2007 and he never completed his thread, no response to a 2014 PM. In this thread, Fast Cop indicates he has no issues after 2 years.

In this thread at Garage Journal, Value experienced coating failure from hot tires.
02-16-2012 12:37 PM
Choptop26 I was kinda thinking the same thing Stick . I know folks are pleased with por-15 products in general , but the fact that I can't find any feedback on their floor coating anywhere , speaks volumes . If it was good stuff , you would expect to see testamonials all over the internet . Thanks for the observation !
02-16-2012 10:57 AM
Stick895 I don't have a dog in this fight but I think that there haven't been any POR 15 coating posts tells you all you need to know. JMHO.
02-16-2012 07:57 AM
Choptop26 As far as value per dollar I'm sure you are right about that . It's just the total out of pocket right now doesn't work for me . It is definitely my floor of choice , but I was looking for other alternatives that aren't quite as costly but still do a respectable job . I hope to be able to do the wolverine floor but need a backup plan in case the money just doesn't come . Anyone use the Por-15 Floor Armor ? I've read quite a few posts that are a couple of years old now and am hoping to get some feedback as to how well their floors have held up . Thanks .
02-15-2012 05:51 PM
roger1 Keep in mind that "per mil of thickness" the Wolverine is actually not near top of the cost list.

It's 100% solids. Some of these epoxies are less than 50%. The water based ones are in the low 40s.
02-15-2012 05:35 PM
Choptop26 roger1 , thanks for the input . I have looked at the Wolverine products and compared them to the others and it looks like a superior system for several reasons . I would like to use it if it just wasn't so expensive . I am sure I only want to coat the floor one time but right now it's just not in the budget . I was looking for something less expensive with good results . Maybe I should just wait until the budget allows the " good stuff " . I would still like to hear about other's experiences .
02-15-2012 12:04 PM
roger1 My Wolverine floor is holding up very well.
Just over 3 years old now and my shop gets used just about every day since I'm retired.
02-15-2012 09:33 AM
Choptop26 I used the search function of this website and read for hours , all of the posts related to floor coating products and procedures . I still have not come to a " concrete " (pun intended) conclusion as to what to use or if I want to do it at all . I thought I would revive this thread to see if anyone has any new product reviews , especially in regards to the por-15 floor armor coatings . A previous poster asked for feedback from guys that have actually used it but it kind of died there . I would love to hear from guys that not only have done this recently but from those of you whose floor coating is a few years old now to see how it is holding up . Thanks in advance for the info . This is a great site ! Choptop26
11-23-2011 09:58 PM
apollosign
floor coating

recently opened and upholstery shop to support my restorations. painted floor with Devoe epoxy. They sold me the wrong clear an ruined my floor.
leasons learned. I rented a floor snader from Sunbelt Rentals (about $100 with stones) took 7 hrs for 1000 sq ft of rough floor. If you do not sand, you must acid etch with muratic acid from a swimming pool supply company (dilute 28% acid by 1/2 to 1/3) and wash off. Seal with concrete sealer. roll this on with a roller. It goes on very thin. I did 1000 sq fet with one gallon and a fine nap roller. Let dry for 24 hours. then with fine nap roller roll on unthinned 2 part epoxy floor coating very quickly in 10ft x10ft areas. I used 3 2galon kits for 1000 ft. I bought colored paint ships and sprinkled on floor and thenclear coated. Grab handfull of chips and toss upwards into the air. Let dry for 24 hours and roll on 2 part epoxy clear coat. PPG, Sherwin Williams, Devoe all sell about the same product at about the same price. Devoe has a good color selection, but I guess I will have to hire a lawyer to get my floor redone, because they sold me the wrong clear and it ruined my beautiful job. Even with the yellowed clear coat my floors look a 100 time better than they did and they are much easier to sweep and keep clean.
Good Luck
Fred at apollosigns.com
10-19-2011 12:08 PM
Jon This category of our Knowledge Base may also be helpful: Garage Floor Coatings.
10-19-2011 11:57 AM
roger1 Check this out:

http://www.alphagarage.com/

He uses a few pictures from my Gas Station themed workshop in his gallery.

The Wolverine is excellent quality. My floor is coming up 3 years old and has held up really well. I'm really glad I went with the upgrade urethane clearcoat versus the epoxy clear coat. I used the epoxy clearcoat on my workbenches and it has yellowed some near the windows. No surprise though as it's known clear epoxy will yellow in sunlight and urethane doesn't.

I have a writeup on the Garage Journal of my Wolverine floor install if you are thinking about going this route.
10-19-2011 11:36 AM
TexasFiddler
Thank you!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone on this thread for the wealth of practical information. I am about to move into a new house and this saved me some regret in the garage floor coating department.
04-30-2011 06:45 PM
my68fb
u-coat it

Dont waste your time with the ucoat it. the life time warranty they claim to have is crap, I put their product on my floor brand new never had anything parked on it. did the prep work as stated in the instructions and on the dvd.
it went down ok looked great for may be 6-8 months with normal work in my garage. jacks and droping tools it chipped and started flaking off, thought ok no major deal these guys warranty their product so its all good. well after jumping though all the hoops they asked for samples and pictures about 3months later they told me i had soft concrete and that my claim was void. but I could get 20 percent off an order to redo my 21/2 car garage. armor coat is much better product ,
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