Saturday, March 2, 2013

Garage Epoxy - Part 6 of 10 - Garage Floor Grinding

Fig.1 Grinding bad spots
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Electric grinder
Extension cord
Brooms floor,  soft
Dust masks (purchase a package)

Rue Phon hired my repair service to clean up his three car garage because his domesticated research rats had invaded the area. He owned a beautiful home overlooking Azusa Hills, California. In this post my partner Carl will be helping me solve and work this job. You may need more than 6-steps to do this job. If the job is done correctly than this is one more step that will guarantee that the epoxy paint will adhere to the floor. 

This post shows the six steps to grind the paint or rust stains or any cement bumps or bad cement stains. 

Step 1: Sweep the entire garage floor. Put on a dust mask if sensitive to dust. Use a smooth push broom to do the job. 
Step 2: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the electric grinder removing any bumps or deformation of the garage cement.
Fig.2 Grinding paint of cement
Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows these pictures show the paint or rust stains that need to be removed before painting the garage floor. These little imperfections could cause the paint not to adhere to the cement floor.
Fig.3 Oil spots
Fig.4 Old paint lacquer
Step 4: Fig.5 and fig.6 shows Carl grinding a bad stain at the garage door.
Fig.5 Cement high spots
Fig.6 Carl grinding
Step 5: Fig.7 through fig.9 shows Carl removing bump along the garage wall.
Fig.7 edges grinder
Fig.8 Carl grinding edges
Fig.9 Carl removing paint
Step 6: Fig.10 and fig.11 shows this is the final grinding near the garage work cabinets, most of the stains were in this location. Mostly because this is the location where all the paint, stains, and tools were contained.

Fig.10 Carl grinding 
around furniture
Fig.11 Carl with grinder
Garage Epoxy:

    Note: A 50-foot electrical cord is needed to work all three sections of this garage. This eliminates unplugging the grinder several times and using one cord will make this job faster.

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