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    Thanks to all for all the great help on cleaning the oil spots. I used portland cement-Gunk-simple green. That's what I had on hand. It worked great!.

    Now what do you guys recomend? Should I go threw the effort of moving all of my tools and painting the floor? or just cleaning the spots once or twice a year. If the floor is painted will It really make that much of a difference or will it just be something to keep touching up? If you like the painting idea, what paint do you recomend?

    Thanks Bob

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    I offer no opinion on painting vs not painting. But if I were going to paint a concrete floor I would use a paint from Rustoleum that, as I recall has an epoxy type base. I haven't used it personally, but I've seen its performance on a driveway and under a carport. I was very impressed with its durability, even after several years of vehicle traffic. But I'd be sure to sprinkle some non-skid material (sand?) onto it before it dried. Otherwise you could have some serious slipping problems with the oil that attends any machining operations.
    Check it out at http://www.rustoleum.com/epoxy_shield.asp

    (I have no personal interest in Rustoleum, stock or otherwise.)
    Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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    • #3
      I agreed with Lynnl about the epoxy paint. They are very durable however they are quite expensive, but in the long run I think they are worth it. Be careful about which color you choose. A friend of mine color his garage floor black because he though it would be low maintenance. The place looks so dark he had to get more lighting.

      Albert

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      • #4
        Epoxy also tends to be flammable , i.e. solvent based.

        I used UGL Drylok latex floor paint, in Dover gray, and I like it fine. You can scratch it, but you can scratch epoxy, and its a FLOOR, anyhow.

        Painted right up to the furnace with it running. Works for me!

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