Sooooo, I am rebuilding my garage.
It is going to be 24' wide, West to East gables.
It is going to be 20' deep, North to South overhangs.
Nothing out of the ordinary.
I am actually having a contractor of Home Depot's build it.
They are called Tuff Shed(sp?)
This is not set in stone, but the best option at this point.
Now, I need some ideas for the interior and would like to see
pics of your garages.
I am contemplating using kitchen cabinets for storage, but MDF
in High hunidity is not a good idea.
I already have my HObart MIG and I am about to buy a
Quincy Compressor and Dryer and a Scat Blast Media blaster.
We just bought stackable Maytag, I think, front loading washer
and dryers to be installed IN the garae in their own room IN
There will be one large 16' door in the middle of the North side.
I plan on installing my JD2 Model 2 bender in the middle of the room
so I have plenty of room to slin pipe.
I want a LARGE rolling welding/fabrication table.
I need music and maybe some visual stmulation. No fishtanks!
Any insights on floor coatings would be great as well!
These are just ideas and I am looking for yours!
As for Floor Coating listen I live in Texas and we have humidity up here in DFDUBYA as well lol I also have Family in Austin and those members have used the same garage floor epoxy as well.
My Neighbor puts this stuff on for a living so thats how I know of it so well lol
im basically going to paste and copy his e-mail from his work to you on here.
First off keep in mind Garage floor coatings fail for a number of reasons. First, the floor is usually not clean enough to receive a coating. Years of grime have to be removed using all solvents and cleaners you may have used on this flooring. These are sold at paint stores, hardware stores, home centers like home depot/Lowes and industrial supply houses. If the floor is really filthy, consider pressure washing. Rent a machine that produces at least 1200 to 2000 psi. Also buy some grease-cutting detergent at the rental store. Along similar lines, you might consider a steam cleaner if a pressure washer is unavailable they work the same
Another problem is moisture vapor. Moisture vapor from the ground works from below to loosen the coating's bond with the concrete. In the case of alkyd paints (also called oil-based paints), the moisture will react with the alkaline materials in the concrete and form a soap. This process is called saponification. The soap loosens the paint's bond with the concrete. Never use alkyd or modified alkyd paints on concrete, no matter what the clerk at the hardware store says.
And of course a car's tires are hot when it pulls into the garage. In the summer, the tires may be even too hot to touch. The heat can actually melt the paint and–combined with the pressure the car applies on the tires–even peel the paint. This is known, appropriately, as hot-tire pickup.
Important after you seal a floor give it time to dry I have always said give it a good 5 days or so before putting anything heavy like a car on it !!!!!!!!
ITs cures to walk on in half a day.
Fortunately, there are ways to beat all these problems that are listed above .
The cool thing is Paint manufacturers have finally recognized these problems and have come to the rescue with new formulations. But a word of advice: If your garage floor sees heavy water leakage, if it's badly cracked or if it's damp and slimy all summer, don't apply any coating. In those cases, you're better off simply keeping it as clean as you can and then calling it quits.
As for what to use I have it in my Garage my Uncle has it in his garage in whichita Falls and my cousin has it in his Garage in Austin !!!!!!!!
Its called Epoxy Shield garage floor paint
. It's a waterborne coating consisting of epoxy and acrylic resins with color chips that you sprinkle over it while the coating is wet. Its manufacturer says it is specifically formulated to withstand hot-tire pickup, moisture vapor and attack by solvents and chemicals that drip from a car or come in on the car's tires. It comes as a kit that consists of a cleaner-degreaser, two paint components that you mix together and nonskid color chips. First clean and degrease the floor, then mix the two-part coating together and roll it on. And finish up by broadcasting the nonskid chips onto the coating while it is still wet. The manufacturer says you can walk on the surface in 4 hours and drive on it after seven days when it is fully cured. The kit costs about $60 at home centers or you can contact
contact Epoxi Tech, 888-683-5667. or lol
I give it
its on all of my Families floors and we have thrown everything at our garage floors even Sparks from a cutting torch lol
Good luck bro