Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 21:34:47 -0400
From: Gary Kneisley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hazy floor
Awhile ago there was a lengthy discussion about painting garage floors, the
essence of which, endorsed the epoxy 2-part paint as the only way to go.
Well, I've etched the floor in preparation for the 2-part paint but now have
a gray haze, which won't blow off with the pressure washer. After two
washings I end up with stripes of different shades of gray.
The haze seems to be part of the cement, not a powder. It appears to be a
result of the chemical reaction of the acid and the cement.
One person suggested a lighter (weaker) solution of muratic acid. Another
said, "don't worry about it, just paint over it."
Considering the potential for a botched job, I thought the collected
knowledge of those who have been there and done that might be useful. So,
fire away and please help keep me from ruining my new shop.