||05-15-2009 04:20 PM
Concrete Floor Paint - Nestor???
We're wearing out. We are trying to finish the floor, but we are going on 3 maybe 4 wks.
We stripped the concrete and patched the tack and cermanic tile holes. It is a terrible job. This is the worst part of our job. No Mapei Patch - I did find it at a warehouse, but we don't have an accountant and we are commerical..... We ended up using Henry.
We painted with big box epoxy 1 part paint. I don't think it's doing well. First - darn those fish eyes in spots. It's like painting on big finger nail with a brush. I couldn't find a nylon roller down here. I ended up using a poly roller and back brushing.
In the past we used siliconized acrylic paint topped with an 1 part epoxy clear coat. Those rooms held up like champs during the flooding/hurricane. We were able to squeegue the water right out. The paint was at the orange box store and we don't get good service there so we went to the other one.
I need to be able to mop this floor down when we're finished. Questions:
1. Do I need a clear coat on top of the colored epoxy paint? I believe they make a 2 part epoxy top coat.
2. Will the epoxy paint stick to the siliconized acrylic paint or do we have to get a stain close to the siliconzied acyrlic flooring?
Here are some pictures of the mumpy floor painted in chocolate, the bedroom with the acid stain sealer removed, and stripping the floor.
The stripping picture shows all prior the flooring types - lft acid stain, rt lower corner - acrylic paint with epoxy clear coat topping, middle - patches from the cermic tile removal. I know that the divots were put there by people who didn't want to remove the cutback to set the tiles. We've made friends with the guys who set the tile for the previous - 2 families past- owners. The bare concrete was where the walls were.
Please provide many options. We have to get creative down here. Thanks in advance ---