epoxy coat and resurfacing concrete cure time questions ??
I'm planning to coat my garage floor with 2 layer of epoxy paint. I'm
wondering if it is "bad" or not recommended to use 2 different brand for the
2 coats ??
The 2 product I'm thinking are : Behr and Rustoleum
Behr 2 part epoxy paint
Rust-Oleum EPOXYShield Garage
My other question is about concrete cure time. I'm planing to put a thin
layer (1-2 mm) of resurfacing mortar on the damage area of my garage
floor before painting it.
Do I have to wait for 30 days for the layer to cure as recommended by
both paint manufacturer ?? ( I thought the 30 days is for the brand new
concrete and not for thin layer of resurfacing concrete ?)
Thanks for the information!
never having used either product yet having extensive experience w/various epoxies, i'll only address a few points: 1, its more important you invest time into prep than any other part of the method; 2, be forewarned many have eventually complained about hot tire pickup; & 3, while our mtls can be driven on w/i 24hrs, you're advised to stay off 7 days.
btw, paint is never to be applied to conc,,, of course you can apply 2 brands yet either'll ignore any claim you may have citing incompatibility.
despite several test periods, no one really knows when conc 'cures',,, resurfacing mortar IS conc, perhaps even polymer-modified,,, curing refers to moisture & strength index,,, again, your larger issue'll be prep to ensure adherence,,, we resurface & continue w/i 12hrs yet i'm not certain you'd even have access to these products,,, certainly apron stores don't stock 'em but they are avail at most pro const supply houses.
in short, the paint dept signs make it look easy,,, do NOT feign shock or surprise to discover the signs lie,,, yet, w/proper care & attn to detain, you can achieve satisfactory results,,, after all, even a broken clock's right 2x a day, no ? the trouble building idiot-proof computers is that we continually introduce new strains of idiots :laughing: nothing's as easy as it looks on signs & experience is difficult to gain from brochures, websites, & labels.
ps - we don't acid-etch prior to epoxies.
Thanks for your advice !
staining my own driveway throat today so won't be avail all that much,,, you're not applying a 'paint' but a coating,,, prep's similar, tho - its just words're defined differently to pro's,,, we clean w/tsp, rotary buffer, brush, & black pad for acid stains - diamond dry grind w/vac for coating residential garages, etc,,, no moisture at all to delay the work.
might want to consider a moisture test to be certain your floor's a good candidate for this coating
you should be good in a couple days for the crk patch.
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