I have a large garage w/ workshop also so I understand your excitement.
I used Thompsons and I think it is too thin; I used 5 coats. It does make
oil stains easy to clean up. You have to reapply every year or so. Our
local Army National Guard unit uses an epoxy sealer as does our airport.
When I worked on a B-25 one of guys forgot a seal on the oil sump and 5
gallons of oil seeped out on the floor--NO STAIN!
Easy to clean up (if 5 gal. can be easy to clean up). I do not have a brand
name and will try to find out what they use. Maybe some one else knows???
Richard D Arnold wrote:
> The significant other (in what I have teased her is an effort to get me
> to commit matrimony or similar high crimes) has bought a home. Nice
> place, well constructed, good roof, reasonably new fixtures, etc, etc,
> yada, yada, yada, and one big honkin' detached garage.
> We're talking something like 3.5 cars wide and a couple deep, with a ten
> foot ceiling, and about a five year old construction. Not insulated at
> this point, but it's only a matter of time before insulation, heat, and
> AC find its way in. A previous owner (non-DPO at this point) evidently
> planned one heckuva work shop: Outlets are placed at three foot
> intervals four foot off the ground all around, wired for 110 and 220 with
> separate breaker boxes, overhead storage, alarm system, a fifteen-foot
> work bench, a perfect smooth concrete floor..... but my excitement
> overwhelms me.
> I wanted to ask the list's advice on how to best protect the floor from
> stains, etc, and keep it easy to clean. I was considering sealing the
> floor with a commercially available sealant such as Thompson's, or the
> like. Has anyone used anything like this, and what were the results?
> To say I am looking forward to having this much room to play in is an
> understatement; I am practically salivating. Even leaving one bay open,
> one could fit a bunch of LBC's in there.
> Whoever said the way to a guy's heart is through his stomach?
> Council Bluffs, Iowa
> '74.5 RB MGB "Miss Maggie"
> '78 Chevy Half-Ton "Waltzin' Matilda" (LBC Support Vehicle)
> '79 Midget "Miss Molly"
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