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PostPosted: June 13, 2019, 7:20 am 
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You know Bill, iffin I were 30 years younger I would have an excellent come back for that statement and it has nothing to do about paint and floors.
And yes way back when I had hair, when it was wet it was slippery :lol:

You confuse me. The hair was slippery?
Bill, for garsh sakes, DO NOT encourage him... This can only go downhill from here, trust me... :rofl:

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This is quickly going to turn into one of those :lol:

So far the floor is swept, dusted off with the leaf blower, pressure washed and acid etched.
Now I'm waiting for the weather to get out of this El Nino cycle before I spread epoxy.

This broomed surface is so rough I can't imagine it every being slick.

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No rain in the forecast today, so I got up early to do some work before work.
Opened the garage doors, blew out one final time and started mixing epoxy.

According to the rustoleum directions you should mix the two cans of Part A together to achieve uniform color, then separate back to original amounts as it's best to work 1 gallon at a time.

DAM GOOD ADVICE!!! At least the work a gallon at a time part.

I mixed the color, and returned 3 quarts back into can 1 and sealed it up.
Added Part B to my mixing bucket and stirred per the instructions. They don't suggest using a paint mixer to prevent introducing a lot of air bubbles, so stir stick it was.
Did you know 3 minutes is a surprisingly long time using a stir stick? :lol:

Set timer for 10 minutes dwell time and waited.
Then grabbed my brush and began cutting in. Goal was to get close enough to the bottom of the wall for 1x4s used as basedboards to cover. In reality I should have done this prior to putting up drywall. It would have made cleaning up my drywall messes easier with sealed floors and I would have easily gotten plenty close to the studs to be able to cover paint edges. oh well feces happens

Once I had cut in around the garage door at the back I started rolling. With the broomed finish the epoxy much prefers to be rolled in the direction of the brooming, then re-rolled at a 90 degree angle. The revelation changed my game plan a little.
Original plan was to roll the back half with the first gallon and the front half with the second rolling on epoxy just at 90 degrees to the brooming... With that not happening I switched to doing one SIDE. Problem with doing one side is there is NO WAY to do the other side until the epoxy cures. :( Again, feces happens, learn to adapt.

Got half done, came in and did a couple of conference calls then went out a little while ago to take a pic and see how it looks.
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I see a few thin spots and rough places where the roller nap didn't fully cover. Other than that the color is remarkably uniform considering how much variation there was after acid etch.

Now kicking back at my computer doing some paperwork and waiting for tomorrow to roll around to do the other side. Or maybe I should do a second coat on the first, I don't know. I'm leaning toward doing side 2 tomorrow and hopefully a full second coat all over the garage after Church on Sunday. We shall see.
The instructions say that recoat window is up to 4 days after that it needs a cleaning prior to recoat.

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PostPosted: June 14, 2019, 1:11 pm 
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My neighbor came over to check on what I was doing and I showed him the garage with epoxy half done. I told him I was dead in the water until tomorrow because I couldn't walk on it.
He says I've got some of those Spiky aerate your yard shoes, you can give them a try.

TaDaaaaaa
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Those spiky things are exactly what they recommend for the metallic epoxy floors. And a big plus them is the spikes add some "features" to the finish. I've been considering doing that to my utility room. It's 3 layers tho.

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Hmmm. A buddy of mine, who works for the local EMS, did a lot of research when they coated the EMS garage floor. They have had a lot of trouble with oil and tire stains. So they did the epoxy thing. When he did his garage floor he tiled it with porcelain tile. It only took one day and looks beautiful. BUT, $$$$ Mine is neked concrete.


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Epoxy is cured.
Last night I sanded the ceiling and put on the first coat of paint.
Tonight after work, tough up paint and second coat on ceiling.
Tomorrow FINAL INSPECTION from the City.

Picked up a 43" smart tv pretty cheap at Wallyworld. Turned it on, signed into my home WiFi, and downloaded the Spectrum TV app.
All my channels in full HiDef now playing in the garage.
:D

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TooBusy wrote:
. . . <snip> . . .

Picked up a 43" smart tv pretty cheap at Wallyworld. Turned it on, signed into my home WiFi, and downloaded the Spectrum TV app.
All my channels in full HiDef now playing in the garage.
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Geeez, I liked ya until I read that part. :mrgreen: I've got definite garage envy. :cry:

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Hanging on the slatwall. A couple of bolts and washers in the wall mount holes let me put it just about anywhere in the garage.

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Still waiting on the inspector to show up and sign off on final.

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The inspector came our right before lunch and signed off on Final Inspection.

Move in has begun.
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Now it's a garage

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This evening I'll move the welders, plasma cutter, drill press, and band saw in.

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