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Old 04-03-2017, 10:21 PM
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Looking for a quality long term sealer for my concrete . Any experience with something that will stand up in a work shop?? Would like something with easy cleanup after a project..Thanks
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:59 AM
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All sealers are a joke since they lowered the VOC's. That stuff is what made them actually work. Since then, epoxy coatings are really the only choice. The more expensive they are from top producers, the better they work.....usually.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:44 AM
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Looking for a quality long term sealer for my concrete
The sealers I used at the farm on slabs early on up till about 80 worked great. Would not let oil etc soak in, but just keep a puddle on top. Not anymore.

I tried using a high dollar sealer from one of the box stores a couple years back and after cleaning the crap out of a small section to try it, this stuff was little more than Thompsons Water Seal.

I cleaned that area again and used an epoxy, cleaning and etching afore I painted two coats. Best finish I've ever gotten and easy to clean. Hell I'll even mop in the machine room to a nice shine. lol

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I have no idea how well it works but, I've noticed that POR-15, now makes a finish for concrete.


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Have to look that up. My ears went up when you said POR-15. May mean a pretty good epoxy.
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A wealth of the hotrod, car, garage forum guys have used it to good ends.

I've been a shop that had it on the floor and was impressed at it's forgiving nature to drops as well as a nice slick, if wanted, finish and easy cleaning aspects.

I've not personally used it as it is quite pricey depending on whom you get it from.
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If I have learned one thing about coatings, the best ones cost a fortune. Of course there are exceptions, but the good ones are the most expensive.
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I'm a pretty big fan of Sherwin Williams Armorseal 1000. Heres a garage we did last fall.
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When I had my garage floor poured I was trying to figure how to seal it. While it was curing I sprayed Thompson's water seal on it. If I remember correctly I used three coats (about four gallons) on the two sections (24X40 and 12X18). I know paint and oil wouldn't stick to it. That was a bout 20 years ago. I haven't seen the floor in it's entirety in about 18 years.
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I'm a pretty big fan of Sherwin Williams Armorseal 1000. Heres a garage we did last fall.
I like the look a lot. But I wonder about how slick it could get.
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