After the grind and power wash, it’s time for the color coat and the patch coat. These are the first two of coats for the floor. I used the U Coat It system and it worked quite well. Total cost once all was said and done was about US$600 for the materials and another couple hundred in diamond grinder and power washer rentals. Total time was about 25 hours over 5 days to complete the entire project.
The last two steps are to apply the final color and flecks then after that the clear coat. During each phase you allow for the previous phase to dry overnight. The top coat is the coat that gives the floor the epoxy feel and protection. And the shiny look. The cats love hanging out in the shop and when the floor was dry, they rushed to go see what had been happening since they weren’t allowed in the space for the duration of the project. As they ran to the door, they hit the brakes as they thought the shine of the floor was water. After testing with their paws to make sure it was indeed cement, it took them a couple of days to get used the the floor.
Next up was adding 100 amp electrical with a couple of 30 amp 220 circuits, a 20 amp lighting circuit and to 20 amp shop circuits. After that, the compressor plumbing.