Workshop floor resin type coating

Fast Eddie

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I’ve tried ‘proper’ garage floor paint but it flakes after a while. And the Avon bike tyres stick to it when parked and pull chunks off!i

I don’t want the interlocking floor tiles as oil etc will get underneath when I spill it (which I will do).

Has anyone got any experience with proper resin type floor coating? Any recommendations?
 
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Obviously no recommendations , but that stuff seems to be top shelf long as prep and application is to spec , lots of floors in auto dealers , they could fill you in
 

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Yes I have and all positive. On new and old floors.

On the old floor which had oil stains I had the surface ground. Which was not cheap. For new floors the important thing is to wait long enough for it to dry out. Clean and scrub it as per the instructions.

They recomend a moisture test where you tape plastic to the floor and check for moisture under it.

As Craig said you must follow the instructions to the letter including temperature and humidity.

I did it in NZ so the product will not help you. Here it was made by Resene. Two part epoxy water based.

 
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I am considering 2 part epoxy for my new garage / workshop. Preparation is all-important! Since my project is new concrete, preparation is simpler than applying over a previously painted floor.

Another factor to consider, is what is under your floor .... does it have a sand cushion with a vapor barrier? As johnm states, moisture coming up from the soil below will take out anything you put down, and nothing will adhere to oil stains.

If you are confident you do not have a moisture problem, I would recommend machine sanding the existing paint which will serve two purposes: it takes off the problematic paint and scuffs up the concrete to accept and retain whatever new you put down. Treat oil stains with concentrated sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The household oven cleaner Easy Off is basically NaOH and will suffice for concentrated sodium hydroxide. Then acid etch, pressure wash and let dry.

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Don't consider it, do it! You'll never regret it. Used this product, follow directions and worked exactly as advertised. Come in Kit form includes rollers, gloves, grit and flakes. I really recommend it! Power washed loose grit off top let dry for a couple days, rolled first coat of gray and it got very spotting(as described in directions). Second coat looked way better and got better every coat Three total coats if I remember. Gas did discolor it slightly when new but oil wipes up with ease
$3000 to $4000 to have professional, cost me $1200

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Don't consider it, do it! You'll never regret it. Used this product, follow directions and worked exactly as advertised. Come in Kit form includes rollers, gloves, grit and flakes. I really recommend it! Power washed loose grit off top let dry for a couple days, rolled first coat of gray and it got very spotting(as described in directions). Second coat looked way better and got better every coat Three total coats if I remember. Gas did discolor it slightly when new but oil wipes up with ease
$3000 to $4000 to have professional, cost me $1200

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I read about that picking up on tyres. Have you seen that issue at all?

Its a moot point anyway as it doesn’t seem to be available here :rolleyes:
 
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No tire marks! I might of bought it thru Amazon if that helps
No not tyre marks, much worse than that, I read someone’s complaining that the product stuck to his car tyres when parked and was then ripped up when he moved the car…!

I can relate to that cos that’s what my current floor covering does with my bikes… but only those with Avon tyres…!?

Seems the Por product is just not available here. But there are other vendors / products I’m checking out.
 

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I think it depends on what you plan on using your garage for. I'm always dragging floor jacks across mine. Plus I have lawn mowers, quads (those tires look like they will tear up a finish if you try to turn the handlebars w/o moving), and all the other yard equipment. If the weather is bad I will also do my welding inside.
I did have my floor power troweled when it was poured, which left a hard, smooth finish. The only way to go IMO. My only regret was not running tubing in the concrete for heat.
Those finishes are real nice, just not sure how they will hold up in a "working" garage.

Just my .02 cents

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