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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 05:50 PM
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Keep in mind what George mentioned. A moisture resistant epoxy primer will help to keep the coating from lifting if you have any moisture issues below the slab. Also, the slab will need to have cured for 28 days before you start an application if you don't use one of those epoxy primers. Doing what we call "broadcasting to refusal" with clean 30 mesh sand on the first coat of whatever material you use for the finish, sweeping and vacuuming the next day, and applying a second coat using a white rubber multi blade window squeegee on a broom handle. Using the squeegee allows you to pull the epoxy over the sand finish thin enough that when you back roll it you leave a textured finish that will help avoid slip issues. There are a number of epoxy manufacturers that only produce materials for floors, and your material cost purchasing directly from them will be quite a bit less expensive. I've been doing epoxy floor coatings for the past 40 years in the commercial construction market. I've done some garages for friends, but mostly avoid residential.
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