Basement floor epoxy question


Old 06-15-11, 09:03 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 111
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Basement floor epoxy question

I am posting here because there is nothing about epoxys under flooring.
I was wondering what could be put on top of the epoxy once it dries to make it last longer and/or seal it. A friend of mine put epoxy in his basement a year ago and its peeling up. I realize he may not have prepped the surface correctly. Can i use regular polyurethane on top of the epoxy? Is there something else that is better?
Also, the area is large. Can I do one part, let it dry and then do the 2nd half? Will there be a noticable seam?
thank you
Sponsored Links
Old 06-15-11, 09:59 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,429
Received 158 Votes on 140 Posts
The epoxy is as tough or tougher than any coating you might apply over it. You can probably get by painting 1 room at a time but it's highly doubtful you can stop in the middle of a room and not have it show.

Your friend's paint job failed either from improper prep or from moisture coming up thru the slab causing the paint to lift.
Old 06-20-11, 01:53 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: usa
Posts: 236
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
epoxies are not difficult to use however be forewarned they are NOT a 1man application process due to their high exothermic rates,,, we would usually pick aliphatic urethane to protect epoxy flooring - industrial, commercial, institutional, OR residential.

the other guy probably picked up his stuff at the apron/vest store - hardly decent mtl & its also wtr-based,,, ixnay on the polyurethane - pick urethane !

for best results, you do the whole floor at once - there is a way to bond today's work to yesterday's but that's another topic.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: