Boy the original thread is old...
I used Sherwin Williams garage expoxy on a 500sq ft in my garage/gameroom/workout room. Its great for in there but I wouldn't use it out in my shop. IT's Too expensive, stains with welding spatter, most of this expoxy stuff won't hold up to steel wheels on creepers, jacks and cherry pickers.
I wouldn't use any enamels or otherwise as they won't "wear-off" it will start peeling and might even catch fire if you are welding.
If its a working shop then you could just apply a concrete sealer and once in a while use a floor machine with and 80grit 3m scotchbrite type pad to scrub it and then just use and industrial mop and some hot water in between jobs to keep it clean. (Rent a floor machine for about 25 a day and the pads are 6.00 each)
I used Orchard Supply Hardware concrete stain,2nd garage,it's been on 3 years and looks great. I did not have to treat the cement,but if yours is old,you may need to acid etch first.Thay have about ten differant base colors,I spilled tranny fluid,alot,and it came right up. Welding or grinding has no effect on it.
I used the baer garage floor stain and it sucks!
hot tire pick up was really bad.
I applied on a 2 month old floor.
im getting ready to apply some 2 part industrial epoxy
made by quikcrete
you need a contractors license to obtain this.
Epoxy (*All epoxy pricing is for a single coat.)
Professional (Solvent Based): $0.18ft (Clearcoat Available)
Garage (Water Based): $0.24ft (Flecks Included)
UCoat (Water Based): $0.50ft (Includes Installation Kit)
Clearcoat and Flecks Available
Epoxy-Coat (Solvent Based): $0.47ft (Includes Flecks and Installation Kit)
Muscle Gloss (Solvent Based): $0.84ft (Includes Flecks and Installation Kit)
Armorseal 1000 HS (Solvent Based): $0.17-$0.63 (Not Including Reducer)
*May need a contractor's license to purchase.
TC-200 (Water Based): $1.50ft
Four Step Process, 125 mils thick
Industrial (Solvent Based): $0.42ft
Garage (Water Based): $0.30ft
Garage Floor Paint:
Diamond: $3.00ft shipped
Circletrac: $3.00ft shipped
Diamond Grip: $2.93ft
Concrete Patch and Repair
Rustoleum Concrete Patch
Epoxy-Coat Joint Sealant
1 tube $7
Last edited by dawg; 03-31-2007 at 06:24 AM.
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