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Hap 09-09-2010 10:36 PM

2 Part Epoxy Paint Touch Up Tips
 
I finished painting my garage floor using a 2 Part Epoxy coating. After finishing half of the floor the first day, I noticed the following day some spots where I wasn't keeping the roller wet enough and the concrete was showing through. I needed to finish the 2nd half of the floor, so after activating the new kit to cover the remaining garage floor, I lightly touched up using the activated kit with a brush on the spots that weren't covered completely from the previous day. Now, after completing the entire floor 3 days later, I can noticeably see those spots that were touched up. They show up much glossier than the rest of the dried floor.

How can I bring down the gloss in those touched up spots, and also, how can bring down the gloss on the overlaps that dried glossier?
I also used a small 4 inch roller in one small area on the 1st day of the project instead of a brush which caused THAT particular spot to dry with a DULL ring around it (much duller than the rest of the dried floor). Is there any way to correct this ring that I touched up too?
P.S. I used Behr 2 part epoxy coating (semi gloss, light gray color) and sparingly sprinkled decorative paint chips.

mark942 09-10-2010 11:36 AM

Epoxy touch up is not some thing that is done with good results. The floor might need one more coat to achieve the results you are looking for.

Hap 09-10-2010 12:04 PM

Mark942,
I sprinkled decorative paint chips during the job. I'm pretty sure another coat of light grey colored epoxy would cause the paint chips to show up as a 'shadow' underneath the second coat and cover up the different colors in the chips.

Did you mean apply another coat in 'clear' epoxy to get the best results ?

jimmy21 09-10-2010 07:34 PM

just ignore them for a few years and it'll all start to match up, but by that time you probably won't be worried about it anyway

mark942 09-11-2010 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hap (Post 498922)
Mark942,
Did you mean apply another coat in 'clear' epoxy to get the best results ?

Yes. I think you will be happier with the end result...............:thumbsup:


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