Re: Honey house questions
We coated our floor with Rustoleum EpoxyShield.
We are VERY, VERY happy and impressed with the result.
There are many very helpful You-Tube videos about this epoxy floor coating and others as well.
But a word of warning:
PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING!!!
If the floor is anything other than brand new concrete, and you want a perfect, long lasting floor, preparation goes way beyond what they show in the video's.
We rented a super heavy duty floor machine and purchased several very aggressive pads to clean the floor.
First we mixed up some heavy duty industrial degreaser and hot water and scrubbed the floor with the floor machine.
The soapy solution turned into a soupy dark brown yuck.
Then vacuum it all up with a wet and dry.
Rinse and repeat, over and over vacuuming it all up until the wash and rinse water stayed clear.
Then SEVERAL more rinses.
Next step is to etch the floor. Carefully chose the etch material and method. This step is very important!
Let the floor dry.
Now you can fill cracks, floor joints, dings and holes with the matching epoxy joint filler.
Then coat the floor.
We also sprinkled the decorative chips on the coating as we went. Looks really nice.
Cracks and floor joints disappear completely if done right.
Watch the videos and DON'T CUT CORNERS or get in a hurry.
Our floor makes our honey room sparkle!
Couldn't be happier!
Just say NO to excuse-izm!
If my bees die, I am responsible.