Sunday, April 24, 2011

Floor Sealing: Removing the Seal Coat Thick Spots

Upon arrival to see what the first seal-coat looked like, we were not pleased with the lines of sealer left by the squeegee application.  So Dad and I postponed applying second coat and rented a floor maintainer (like the one pictured above).

This is the dust left by grinding off the excess dried sealer with a 'floor maintainer.'

The floor maintainer was the way to go; once we figured out how not to lose control of the machine, we realized that not only did the machine remove the excess crud, but may even have been opening up the pores of the concrete even more than the 3000psi pressure-washer!  This machine has the potential to be a bit dangerous, so make sure you know what you're doing before you go buck-wild.

So much for a completely restful Easter Sunday!