Yeah, I was in Lowes yesterday and saw the Rust-O-leum brand of epoxy. It was in a kit with cleaner and pretty little chips. $60 a gallon.mikester said:but I ended up deciding to go the epoxy-coating route. It'll be a bit of a cleaner look, not as industrial (which I can see being both a good and a not-so-good thing), mostly I think the epoxy (professionally applied) will look good for a long time and be nice and easy to clean.
Carefull! The Griot's approach is sound and logical. Anything less is likely to be unreliable. I've heard bad things about cheap garage floor paint (no specific brand comes to mind though). I researched this extensively a year ago, and found that the single most important factor is good surface preparation. I ultimately abandoned this idea because the thought of hydrocholoric acid being splashed up against my nice wood walls (which mount directly to the garage slab), then hosing that all down and getting the walls even wetter, wasn't that appealing. Not to mention that all that HCL would be washed out onto the driveway, etching only parts of it until it finally makes it to the street (a legal way of disposing of that stuff due to dillution)...leaving a long 'racing stripe' on my driveway where it flowed. Additionally, my slab is not sealed underneath - meaning, moisture can and does come up from underneath (which would break the bonds of the floor paint).Genjuro said:It looks like an easier process than the Griots Garage floor paint which asks for all kinds of time and work..
Steer clear of the Lowes/H.Depot crap in a can. I made the mistake of believing their salesman who told me it will never lift. Guess what, it lifted.Genjuro said:Yeah, I was in Lowes yesterday and saw the Rust-O-leum brand of epoxy. It was in a kit with cleaner and pretty little chips. $60 a gallon.
It looks like an easier process than the Griots Garage floor paint which asks for all kinds of time and work..
Muriatic acid IS sulfuric acid.xxxotic said:That acid is dangerous... It sizzles, turns green and smokes up when you put it on concrete. I think it is similar to sulfuric acid.
Make sure you have a hose nearby and wear heavy vinyl boots, like firemen or fishermen wear, so it doesnt seep thru your sneakers and burn your feet too.
OK, so I'm not good at chemisty. The bottle I have says Muratic acid on it, but on the bottom it says HCL on it, so I guess hydrochloric acid is the same thing. I thought sulfuric acid would have Su listed as a chemical compoundNMRJock said:Muriatic acid IS sulfuric acid.