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August 2008



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Should have done this last summer as the concrete started to flake a bit this past winter as the temperature was all over the place (melt/freeze and repeat some more).

What the floor was like (from March 2007).

All organized (by Tanner.)

Degreased it, then treated the concrete with a mixture of muriatic acid and water (1:3 ratio). This was probably the worst part which took 4-5 hours to do myself.

After cleaning (by Tanner.)

The day later, letting the floor dry.

A little damp still.... (by Tanner.)

It’ll be interesting to see how the epoxy will stick to the patch work I did and on the part that hasn’t been patched, near the front of the garage floor. In hindsight, maybe should have got that fixed properly, but we’ll see.

Unfortunately I didn’t get the Pratt & Lambert epoxy in time for that weekend, but nevertheless, the guys at Colours of Maple in Vaughan were extremely helpful. So the floor had 4-5 days to dry out completely.

First layer of epoxy, and the first time I rolling paint.

One down, one more to go (by Tanner.)

Put down another layer…

Done (by Tanner.)

… or so I thought.

Not even (by Tanner.)

So off to Colours of Maple to get more paint, lucky for me, they brought in a few more when I placed an order for just one set. Now with a good coat, about 2/3 of the epoxy used for this final layer. The floor is done!

Floor is done! (by Tanner.)

So I have 1/3 left, and decide to use it on the concrete flash. In hindsight cleaning the concrete flash should have been the first step.

Flashing painted (by Tanner.)

After a bit of cleanup it’s finally done.

Concrete flooring... DONE (by Tanner.)

And I didn’t really want to park a dirty car on a pristine floor!

The floor has been defaced (by Tanner.)

Yes the car really needs a clean, badly.

Dirty car (by Tanner.)

So is it worth it? You bet it is! Also thanks to Dave Hord out west for recommending the Pratt & Lambert epoxy and telling me what I need to do.

What’s next? The drywall. I need a break after all this, but will sand down the rough edges on the drywall and paint it. I suppose I could do the ceiling also, but I’ll just leave it as is.


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While waiting for the paint to dry on the garage floor, noticed the gorgeous colours in the sky during tonight’s sunset.

Calm before the storm (by Tanner.)

Of course, it was 40% chance rain tonight, nothing, and right now we have a thunderstorm watch in Markham.


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…forgot about this one, but same composition more or less of one of the night shots but taken during sunset.

Saskatoon's Broadway Bridge at sunset

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