Hi all. 55 pages of this and no way of searching them, so I have to post this. ;-)
I'm waisting time trying to come to a decision on concrete paint/coating/sealers/stains. I don't know anything about this, never done it before. Zinsser's "Zinsser Watertite Paint" looks like it may be the best I've dome across so far. I just noticed Amour All "Waterproofing Sealer Plus" looks like it may work, but I can't find any info on it nor anyone that sells it. (I'm curious if it has a color, or is it clear. If clear, can it be tinted?) This site is the only site on the planet that even mentions it, that's how I found out about these forums.
According to Rustoleum, that Zinsser line is their line because that product is at one of their other websites, http://epoxyshield.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=696&SBL=5 , but not at the USA Rustoleum.com website. At the USA site it's called http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=167 . They appear to the be the same thing, at least the Rustoleum version is the same as the Zinsser WaterTite Latex version. (What's at the Zinsser link above is the oil-based version).
The concrete is new, just poured several days ago. It's NOT OUTDOOR, it's an indoor climate controlled area part of the main central HVAC and with its own return air. It used to be part of the carport and we enclosed it years ago. We had to get new concrete on it to build it up since it was flooding all the time, but really got bad after hurricane Katrina and Rita. This has been my shop, but became uninhabitable due to mold and flooding, hence the new concrete.
The protection needs to be waterproof, therefore bead water, and protect against spills, some chemicals, food, urine and hairballs LOL, and wipe up easy. Preferably have an anti-mold compound due to the water around the area, that's why I like those two products I mentioned since they both are anti-mildew/mold. It also needs to be semi-gloss or gloss, not a flat finish. Or if flat, it needs to be able to accept a top clear coat with a glossier finish. (Flat is too hard to clean, plus doesn't look good).
There will be no vehicles in the area, just foot (and paw) traffic, and it will have benches and bookcases in it.
I'm sure a lot of you have done projects like this, so please give me your opinions on those 2 products, or if you know of something better please LMK. I don't care if it's a paint, sealer, coating, stain, whatever. As long as it fits my criteria and I'd prefer it not be clear or least tintable since a nice color would be great.
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