Mike, I had a garage burn down a year ago and when it was being rebuilt
the contractor over looked certain things so to make restitution he
provided me with a 2 part floor coating. I had to apply it, but it gave a
real nice durable finish. I think it is much better than paint because it
is several millimeters thick, but it can be scratched off when or if I
place a jack stand on floor instead of on a wood block. I can't remember
name of product but can look it up and get back to you on Monday, I checked
at paint supply places and they forwarded me to suppliers that could get
in all sorts of coatings. Found out the stuff my contractor gave me was
fairly expensive ( 5 gallons did a 24 ft X 26 ft garage ) but would have
cost me about $150.00 if I remember right. The suppliers were good in that
they sent me material info sheet with proper specs on how to apply,
something contractor conveniently forgot to give me. Will look for info,
talk to you later.
Mike Lee said:
> Yet another question about garage floor painting....
> I recently bought a house, and expect to be moving in within a couple of
> Like everyone else, I'd like to get the garage floor all prepped and
> prior to moving all my junk in there.
> The house is about 2 years old; the garage was used as a sales office
> entire period. Currently, they are in the midst of scraping all the
> mastic/assorted junk off the concrete, and patching holes where carpet
> used to be. So the concrete should be "seasoned" except for the patch
areas (I'm not
> sure what they're using to patch it), and maybe a little damp from
> Luckily, there are no old oil/grease spots I need to remove. So I plan
> some muratic acid from Home Depot, mix in a 1:10 ratio with water, and
> to wash down the floor. Rinse with water, and if I'm feeling energetic,
> repeat. Then dry overnight and sweep with a brush/vacuum with a
> final step would be to actually paint the floor (see? I've been paying
> The biggest problem is actually obtaining the paint. I've called an
> paint supplier (for Imron), and they said to try a house paint place.
> those don't have anything that they think would be suitable. The one
> did, said it was something I should leave to a professional (I do have a
> respirator and bunny suit, and the house is unoccupied, so fumes aren't
> The industrial flooring places won't supply the material, but would be
> to come by and do the work for me. So where have you guys been finding
> Home Depot had something by Thompson (whose quality reputation I've heard
> suspect w.r.t deck treatments), but it did seem like the "right" stuff.
> required a "special" Thompson cleaner, and had a two part paint that
> dry until mixed. Is that the stuff I should be using?
> Thanks for any recommendations,