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Applying epoxy on shed concrete floor

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Applying epoxy on shed concrete floor



I started out around a month ago the transformation taking my 3 car shed for which I used to restore cars in and putting it through the transformation  to become a man shed that is setup for my kids as well with aim for a projector, table tennis, TV, PA system for karaoke nights and guitar nights, my already built Kombi bar that doubles as a DJ Booth.


So first off I had to get rid of the remaining VWs, the excess of tools that were required for restoration that I won't need, strip everything out and loads to the tip.

I moved the rest of my gear to my other sheds then I began.


With my kids we scraped up some stick down vinyl planks I put down years ago, I can tell you and this is the second time I have removed this stuff if you EVER plan of taking it up then NEVER put it down to start with the glue is horrible, it took 2Lt of glue remover, Acid wash and a floor grinder to remove it.



I attacked all the high points of dropped car bog and blobs of paint with a paint strip grinding disc and the  was hopeful that a good acid wash would get the rest but no such luck it just bubbled and I didn't want to take the chance of reaction so I hired a concrete grinder.


Now I didn't hire the Bunnings concrete grinder because Coats Hire is nowhere near me and that is where pickup is, I hired one through another company and on advice they gave me one around the same size, after 4hrs and barely scratching the surface they realised that I required the one double the size weighing in at 120kg which ripped through it in 4hrs. So if you have a surface looking like mine you need the Satellite 120kg grinder not the baby one.


I hit the with the paint stripping disc and that worked fine .


I didn't bother acid washing again as the surface was now very porous.


I bought 2 x Slate Grey flake epoxy kits from Bunnings 


 The instructions are easily followed and the instructions video good, I had also watched some other YouTube vids from floor contractors and got some tips from a fellow guy at work that used to do these floors on how not to roll just in straight lines but mix up straight, diagonal and so on.


I mixed up the first batched and was stressing the 2 kits would not be enough but I was brushing on the edges in a good coverage and rolling on a good coverage.

I had my lovely wife throwing the flake and this is important to have that second hand to do that, it is also important to always cut back over your wet edges so don't leave them to long before coming back to that section.


For coverage I ended up only using paint from one kit, no idea how it went on well and I was careful that there was no see through sections, I could have done another coat but the flake was already on. 

We did use the flake from both kits though.


Bonus for us the Garage get painted next just need some flake.


I'm pretty happy with this kit from Bunnings but I'm going to say its all in the preparation like anything, take the time or take no short cuts it will be worth it.



Looking forward to updating you all once I start fitting the Man Cave out next


And the already built Kombi Bar I did some time ago


Re: Applying epoxy on shed concrete floor

Ok great 😃 look forward to seeing your progress in your garage. 
What project are you working on now ? 

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