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garage floor

posted by: diana3 on 02.07.2013 at 04:54 pm in Garages/Workshops Forum

I power washed my garage floor then put grey epoxy on it. I let it dry for 3 days. The first time I drove my car in it left tire marks. There are also places that are white. The grey crumbles right off. What did I do wrong and how can I remedy it?


clipped on: 08.20.2013 at 12:45 pm    last updated on: 08.20.2013 at 12:45 pm

Concrete counter and copper vessel sinks

posted by: cornweer on 10.02.2004 at 12:47 pm in Bathrooms Forum

This project was a DIY that my husband and I both worked on. We arent finished yet, we still need to reface the cabinets, but I am so proud of how well our counters turned out I had to share it with someone! We poured the countertop ourselves. It took a lot of time, and a lot of grinding, but I think it was worth it. For the counter we bought the following:

4 - bags of Quickrette 5000 (approx $5/bag at Lowes)
2 - bottles of Quickrette Concrete Dye - Color Buff (approx $5 per bottle at Lowes)
1 - 4 inch electric grinder (Cheapest one Lowes had at around $40)
1 GFI extension cord (pretty important when you are wet grinding with electric)$25 at Lowes

Grinding Pads - I used diamond grinding pads from Harbour Freight, they were the cheapest. I got 2 of each grit: 100, 200, 300, 500, 800, 1000, 3000, and 10,000. For all of the grinding pads and shipping it was about $65.
I also had to buy a rubber backing pad and hook and loop backer at Lowes for about $15 so they would attach to my grinder.

Penetrating Sealer for Concrete - I bought a gallon can of it and even after putting 3 coats on I still have most of the can left. Approx $10 at Ace Hardware

Carnuba Wax - I had some in my garage for waxing my car, so it didnt cost us anything.

"Concrete Counters" book by Fu-Tung Cheng. This is a must have item for creating concrete counters. $20.00

The sinks I got on ebay for $175 each.

The faucets are by Fontaine Faucets. I bought them online for around $75 each.

Antique Bronze Tailpieces for the drains. $50 each special order at plumbing supply store. Little did I realize when selecting my sinks and faucets that you have to have a special drain that works with vessel sinks. After numerous special orders, and 6 weeks of waiting we finally go ones that worked.


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