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    See Dirt Run! Inc.
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    Beth Borrego & Rod Rodriguez
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    Germantown, Maryland, United States
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    Offering full service wood restoration for anything from historic log homes to decks. I am also a fr
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    Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. Henry David Thoreau US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862)

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  1. I suggest contacting janitorial companies. Rod & Beth
  2. sealer over acid stained concrete

    Unfortunately, this is a forum for pressure washing trades which has little exposure into concrete staining. We clean this surface all too well. I am guessing that no one who visits the forum has anything to help. It is out of the normal. I would suggest a concrete installation company or masons for patios that specialize in concrete patios and aesthetic effects to the installation. Rod & Beth
  3. Concrete Acid/Staining

    Being a pressure washing forum, this falls a little into the niche service and not many offer this as it is a rare service for these professionals. I would look into concrete installers and such for patios first and see if they would do work inside the home. Rod & Beth
  4. Belleair paver sealing

    Concrete pavers can be sealed DIY with V-Seal 101. You can buy it online and with a pump sprayer, apply it yourself. At approx 430sqft you'd need 2-3 gallons to do the job. The Product is 194.95/gal so therein lies the cost aspect you were shocked by. Others may be more expensive but low cost on labor to apply. Rod & Beth
  5. Concrete stain removal?

    Acid staining is a way to change the color of concrete to begin with. Not sure how to reverse the process excess to neutralize it with an alkaline cleaner or bleach. Rod & Beth
  6. sodium hypochlorite & surfactants

    We use citra-spray detergent from ACR Products. It is a great detergent with surfactants and emulsifiers to help clean. Rod & Beth
  7. We used to use HD-80 but found that the formula was weakened and no longer as strong as it used to be. Avoiding fuzzing is like trying to avoid UV degradation. It is going to be a thing. Best option is to offer the buffing option to your clients as an aesthetic option. The fuzzing doesn't affect the performance of the product applied over it, but will turn out less even and in some cases, splotchy. Rod & Beth
  8. Tile flooring

    I have ceramic tiles I have installed in my kitchen which have been doing just fine. There is a method and proper requisites in order to ensure the sub-floor is stable and doesn't move which requires joisting below no more than 16" O.C. If that is not applicable, one needs to lay an additional layer of plywood, seal it and then make sure the flooring is level. If not, use self-leveling concrete. Then install the tile. A tile distributor would have the knowledgeable people to help get the job right. Just take photos and document the existing project and structural aspects for their reference. Rod & Beth
  9. Hello Collin, Yes, we still use R.A.D. and 633ADD for stripping acrylics and other tough oils like Sikkens suite of products (now called Proluxe by PPG Paints) . Our source for 633ADD is ACR Products. Tell them Rod & Beth from See Dirt Run! sent you. R.A.D. (Restore A Deck) is available from (click the link). The main page this lands you on is the consumer page. You need to create an account to get to the contractor section. Click the Log In link at the top and set up your account. I get sent samples from so many other providers but we always seem to gravitate back to R.A.D. as a tailorable strength product that can clean at lower concentrations and more as you increase the strength of it and dwell time. It goes a long way and we use as little as an ounce per gallon up to 4-6 oz/gal for stripping various coatings. Hope this helps Rod & Beth
  10. Tile flooring

    I have ceramic tiles I have installed in my kitchen which have been doing just fine. There is a method and proper requisites in order to ensure the sub-floor is stable and doesn't move which requires joisting below no more than 16" O.C. If that is not applicable, one needs to lay an additional layer of plywood, seal it and then make sure the flooring is level. If not, use self-leveling concrete. Then install the tile. A tile distributor would have the knowledgeable people to help get the job right. Just take photos and document the existing project and structural aspects for their reference. Rod & Beth
  11. Pressure Washing Guys

    Perception is key here. You may only see the one crew responding for service to a location. Meanwhile, there are numerous other crews at other locations depending upon the company and the demand they have. Some are one man shows. Others 1-2 crews. Others can be up to a couple of dozen. It all depends on how much demand there is and the ability of the owner to build a service team to meet that demand. Rod
  12. Determining weight capacity is a good thing. Next. Determine what will have weight and what amounts. Water is 8lb/gal so you won't have a very large tank when considering the pressure washer weight, the hose reels, hoses and anything else you install upon the trailer. The water tank is the largest variable as you may have guessed. Also to consider is a baffle system inside the tank to help with water sloughing inside. This can be dangerous with a barrel tank. Square tanks tend to be safer in this regard. Let me know if you have any questions. Rod
  13. Typically a day is good enough dry time if you have warm temps and sun exposure to help it dry out. If not, give it 2 days so that the sealer can penetrate appropriately. Armstrong Clark is still a viable option. We use TWP 1500 series. Rod
  14. PT Pine Deck Finish 80% Stripped - Now What?

    If you are using the same stain, stripping won't be required unless there are any remnants in the stain that are not desirable Ie; mold, algae, etc. Rod
  15. Ipe Deck Wash

    Yes. It is ready for a cleaning and maintenance coat. Rod
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