Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-21-2014, 08:40 PM   #31
Member
 
Dave88LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Red Lion, PA (York)
Posts: 581
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Paint concrete floor to eliminate dusting (not epoxy)


I have done a good bit of trying to search and read if it's just overkill, or will actually be bad. I can't find anything to sway me in one direction or another. I do question if I'm convinced not to use it, if S-W would let me return it (IF). I did see some other S-W products that specifically states not to use it on horizontal surfaces (ConFlex XL for example). I can't find anything regarding Loxon Conditioner.

I don't know why I always overthink the hell out of things anyways. I'll have a permanent floor down in 2-3 years anyways.

Dave88LX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2014, 05:55 AM   #32
Member
 
PoleCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 1,458
Rewards Points: 598
Default

Paint concrete floor to eliminate dusting (not epoxy)


Over thinking a situation is how I talk myself out of doing anything. In order to get anything done I have to tell myself to do something, even if its wrong.
__________________
"Ask me anything. If I don't know the answer I'll make something up."
PoleCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #33
Member
 
Dave88LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Red Lion, PA (York)
Posts: 581
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Paint concrete floor to eliminate dusting (not epoxy)


Hahaha, I agree. I spend more time thinking if I should do something than just doing it.

Got the Loxon Conditioner down today. 1000 sqft to do. Says it covers 200-300 sqft/gallon so I got a 5 gallon pail. Only used half. Either my concrete is smoother than the typical application, I didn't use enough, or a bit of both.

ProTip: Throw a rag over the cap in the lid before you go to pull it out, otherwise you'll end up with a little paint explosion everywhere.

I think I'm going to use the rest on a second coat to get rid of it. I obviously didn't put it down thick enough if I got that much coverage out of it. If I went on too thick, I was sliding instead of rolling. Purdy White Dove 1/2" nap.
Dave88LX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 07:22 PM   #34
Member
 
Dave88LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Red Lion, PA (York)
Posts: 581
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Paint concrete floor to eliminate dusting (not epoxy)


Also, an 18" roller would have been great.
Dave88LX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 10:35 PM   #35
Member
 
Dave88LX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Red Lion, PA (York)
Posts: 581
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Paint concrete floor to eliminate dusting (not epoxy)


How rude of me, I never updated with the finished product.

I used a 1/2" Purdy White Dove 9" roller. I was originally going to do two coats, but decided that one was fine. Going to sell the two+ leftover gallons to my neighbor across the street.

If I wanted a SOLID color, I would either need to use two coats, a different roller, or apply thicker -- which is it?
See the first picture.
I'm extremely happy that I painted this floor though. Nothing heavy duty. Just something to keep the concrete dust off of everything.









Dave88LX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Concrete Basics for the DIYer Mort Concrete, Stone & Masonry 7 11-22-2012 11:19 AM
Painting over Glossy Slippery Weird Multiple Layer Paint on Concrete Wall JohnClark Painting 8 02-07-2012 09:45 PM
Epoxy Garage Floor Paint Ferguson105 Painting 2 09-26-2010 02:20 PM
Concrete cement wall leaks and paint BobFar Building & Construction 7 04-16-2007 05:22 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.