Re: Need to seal floor on new honey house (with pictures)
Two years ago we fired up a new bottling operation.
The concrete to be coated was about 23 years old and had propolis patches and oily spots.
After watching several utube videos about floor coating I was very concerned about adhesion and bubbles in the coating.
So we rented a heavy-duty floor machine and bought the super aggressive pads.
We started out using heavy-duty degreaser in hot water, and scrubbed until the water on the floor turned chocolate brown.
Then we sucked it all up with shop vacs and did it again.
Rinsed with hot water, vacuumed it up then degreaser.
We did not get in a hurry. That floor machine and shop vacs ran for hours and hours until the water on the floor was crystal clear.
AND THE FLOOR LOOKED GREAT!!!!
After a few extra final rinses, we mixed up some acid etch crystals in water and etched the concrete.
This is critical for bonding and adhesion.
We then applied Rustolium Epoxy Shield epoxy floor coating.
Our floor is light grey / blue with the decorative chips.
It turned out 100% perfect.
We have had zero problems and absolutely love the look and how the coating feels and works.
When we open the doors and let people look (rarely) they always mention the floor.
Regardless of what system you use; take your time in preparation.
Preparation and proper application of the coating is the key.
I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
That makes my opinion beyond dispute!