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Old 07-09-2015, 09:20 PM   #21
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TNT, I think it's irrational, egotistical, and snooty of you to give me crap for not using top dollar supplies and/or outsourcing for specialists in this application.
You didn't give us any information other than you were going to try product X on a customer's house and you were/are unfamiliar with it and the process. If you had give us more detailed information about the situation, then maybe Rob wouldn't have come across like that. I had the same reaction, but as I read down, saw more.

Just tell them it's a cheap product and and probably won't stay stuck in places and or look good over time. People still can be OK with it and want it, but you did your part. For application, see what the mfgr data sheets say.

There are a lot of people in the world doing work they don't know how to do. We see it here and in the real world, sometimes a lot more than we should.
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I think I would skip the epoxy and just roll out an oil based floor paint like Glidden porch and floor.
Isn't one of the problems hydrostatic pressure? I've done slabs, never basements, so I don't know.
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The cheaper the product the more time spent prepping and grinding is what I say! The only way you can cut corners on prep, is if the product is very good
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As has been noted, epoxy systems are very moisture sensitive to MVT (moisture vapor transmission) in the slab. Surface prep and a moisture mitigation product is key, if costs are prohibitive...what about tile? Tile system can withstand moisture within the slab better than epoxy systems.
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Sand off any old paint or any other uneven areas. Vacuum entire floor, then wipe with tack cloth to remove any residue. Fill Cracks and Holes with concrete patch compound, Apply Primer, Apply Epoxy Paint, Apply Masonry Sealer. Let the floor dry completely between coats.
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The cheaper the product the more time spent prepping and grinding is what I say! The only way you can cut corners on prep, is if the product is very good
Eh, I'd never cut corners on prep, regardless of product. With epoxy flooring, there is such a fine line between a successful project that will last for years and one that will fail within a year or two. It's simply not worth skimping on prep work.

The margins on these projects are good enough that even if you spend a few extra hours on prep work, it is well worth it to ensure a quality job.

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