Epoxying Garage Floor--ambient temp. question


Old 10-25-01, 12:48 PM
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Hi all,

I applied my first coat two Sundays ago (after many days of preparation...), thinking I'd put down the second two days later as I happened to be off that Tuesday. As it turned out, the temperature dropped into the mid-50s and the directions (Valspar 2 part epoxy) said don't apply below 60 degrees F. This past weekend I had to go out of town, losing out on the spate of warm weather here in Delaware--now I'm looking at an upcoming weekend that's once again supposed to drop down into the 50s. As we fast approach November, I am sincerely worried I may never get this second coat on, which it _SORELY_ needs. Does anyone have any experience with Epoxy? If it's in the mid-50s, can I get away with it? My house is in total disarray as all sorts of things that were in the garage are now scattered from the utility room to the den to the back deck under a tarp.

Let me tell you, this garage project has turned into the Vietnam War--I've gone in and now I can't figure out how to get back out!
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Old 10-25-01, 07:21 PM
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Go artificial. Heat both components in a hot water bath to about 90 degrees before mixing. Mix the entire batch. The night before heat the garage. Suspend the heater from the collar ties during and after application.


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