View Full Version : Different kind of clean up and LSP..........

08-06-2013, 06:59 AM
The Epoxy kind,

Emptied the garage and got the fridge on a dolly and covered it with a tarp to spend a few days outside.

Quick summary of the work. I needed to remove my old epoxy floor coating I installed DIY in 2008. It had been damaged due to the Hurricane Sandy flooding and ensuing use as a construction site for home repairs.

The floor was professionally ground, defects filled, repairs ground, slab vacuumed, 100% medium gray epoxy applied, chips and non slip additive sprinkled on the the color coat. The following day the company will return to top it with a clear 2 part marine grade Pollyurethane to uv stabilize it and add some gloss.

Company showed up today at 8am to begin and job was completed at noon. Much faster than I imagined.

Going to let the pictures do the talking on this On this one...

Pics before


http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps6cc28564.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps6cc28564.jpg.html)

Damage around center pole

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsd0ff2142.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsd0ff2142.jpg.html)

Damage filled

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps4f2c87e5.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps4f2c87e5.jpg.html)

Completed Pole area

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps62d0b318.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps62d0b318.jpg.html)

Old patch not quite level.

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps352b23df.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps352b23df.jpg.html)

Patch after grinding

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps94d3837a.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps94d3837a.jpg.html)

Patch after Epoxy and Clear

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsb0b1e682.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsb0b1e682.jpg.html)

After grinding and clean up in process

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsd15e9033.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsd15e9033.jpg.html)


http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps59f0ece7.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps59f0ece7.jpg.html)

Cutting in the edges

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsbbacc09d.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsbbacc09d.jpg.html)

Squeegee application of epoxy.

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps0f0eb728.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps0f0eb728.jpg.html)

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps15dabf9b.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps15dabf9b.jpg.html)

Color coat complete

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsa233a9ab.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsa233a9ab.jpg.html)

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps9205e612.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps9205e612.jpg.html)

Back rolling

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsafbaadf1.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsafbaadf1.jpg.html)

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps889f80e9.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps889f80e9.jpg.html)

Adding flakes

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps1451b6bd.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps1451b6bd.jpg.html)


http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/th_IMG_0140_zps4081ee77.jpg (http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/IMG_0140_zps4081ee77.mp4)

Finished (before Clear)

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps74a094ed.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps74a094ed.jpg.html)

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsc6abf68e.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsc6abf68e.jpg.html)

100% Completed Job after Clear and after 12 Hrs Cure Time

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zps70b60cd7.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zps70b60cd7.jpg.html)

http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af73/Jsf721/photo_zpsf6e1f2ff.jpg (http://s995.photobucket.com/user/Jsf721/media/photo_zpsf6e1f2ff.jpg.html)

As always, thanks for looking .................

08-06-2013, 07:08 AM
Awesome Jeff!!! I have been thinking about doing something similar to my garage this winter. Did you do this one yourself as well? Does walking on the curing epoxy leave foot prints? It looks great! :bigups

08-06-2013, 07:55 AM
I did not do this myself. It is not too hard to do but if you don`t have the right tools it can be a lobor nightmare. I had installed water based epoxy like you get at the local paint supply shops. Better than the big box stores but not 100% Epoxy. As I began researching floors, I decided that I wanted to do this once for the foreseeable future.

I decided on the materials I wanted to use, 100% epoxy base coat with a Clear Marine UV stabalized Polly Urethane (2 part). This will keep the floor from yellowing over time from exposure to the sun.

The reason he did not leave foot prints walking on the wet Epoxy is becuase he is wearing spiked shoe covers. They look like pointed screws and they do make holes that fill-in within seconds. You can only walk on this stuff when it is very wet. Once it starts to skin over you can no longer walk on it. There is a 30 minute pot life after mixing the ingredients where you can walk on it before it begins to cure. The hotter it is, the faster it cures. 30 minutes is at 80 degrees. Higher temps mean faster curing and colder slower.

The 100% epoxy does not come on colors. They actually add various colors to make what you want. We adjusted it a few times until I was happy. It goes down darker than it dries by a few shades. I kept telling the guy, it is too dark and he kept telling me, trust me. i was a little nervous until I saw it the next morning.

The color and chips are totally your choice and you can have some real fun with it.

No doubt a gut with your skill could pull this off. What made me hire a company was 2 fold one I needed the floor ground this time to remove the old coating. Cost for that was 400.00. Materials were another 700.00 and this company charged me $ 1,500.00 for a 2 car garage for everything you see above. So basically I paid 400 bucks to sit this one out and take pictures.

If you want their number PM me. Not sure exact TOS here or if I should post it publicly.

Hope I answered your questions.

Awesome Jeff!!! I have been thinking about doing something similar to my garage this winter. Did you do this one yourself as well? Does walking on the curing epoxy leave foot prints? It looks great! :bigups

08-06-2013, 08:10 AM
that`s money well spent jeff. looks very nice.

08-06-2013, 08:46 AM
Very cool Jeff !!!

I am sure you will love this.

08-06-2013, 09:09 AM
Thanks guys. I think the price point was excellent and it looks great to me as well.

that`s money well spent jeff. looks very nice.

Very cool Jeff !!!

I am sure you will love this.

08-06-2013, 05:42 PM
Nice !!

Surprised how well the old floor paint held up after flood

Paul Mitchell
08-06-2013, 09:54 PM
Great looking floor! It`s the color I want to put in my shop.