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  1. When covid hit my company in its very finite wisdom shipped my facility about 20 4L jugs of various hardcore liquid cleaning products. Most of these get diluted with water (one at a ratio of 50 parts water to 1 part cleaner) and we will never use it up or even come close. It's probably meant for floors and we have carpeting. I called one hospital and one nursing home and both declined to take any. The City of Toronto seems to suggest that we take it to a disposal site. I hate the thought of all of this poisonous stuff going into a landfill when it could be useful for disinfecting, and any advice or help would be appreciated.
  2. Looking for Suggestions

    Hi, Currently I am looking for a reliable and efficient contractor to quote for my new EA. Is there anyone out there who can recommend my own or some friend's contractors? Please share and list out those contractors who deserve to be mentioned. For the moment, I have gotten 2 contacts (through this forum). I am still waiting for their quotations. Wish to find more contacts for comparison.
  3. I wonder about this one. When we grew up, it was always once a week. You dusted, cleaned the bathrooms, washed the floors, and vacuumed. In the kitchen, it was almost daily, the countertops, sink, garbage out, any extra messes in the fridge and stove, etc. It seems w/ the busy lives people have and much working full time, it would be nearly impossible. Many have paid house cleaners. Is that how people do it nowadays? deep cleaning services 30a
  4. sealer over acid stained concrete

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  5. Industrial Flooring

    I have a client that is interested in using one of the epoxy based industrial/commercial flooring products. The stuff you put a sealer and/or a de-coupling membrane down for and then apply the liquid epoxy with some added aggregate and then top-coat with polyurethane. Does anyone have experience with these products and/or recommendations for a manufacturer/supplier? Thanks
  6. Acid staining concrete.

    Did my first slab/countertop today. Easy Peasy. I was going to pass on it because I had never done it before but after researching it (youtube) I took it on and it was super simple. The condition of the concrete is very important. One thing I was impressed by was that after it had sat a while you have to wash off any excess and after I had done an initial rinse,it was not coming off any more, and this was after only a couple of hours. Good money-making opportunity. I used Lithochrome acid staining boston
  7. sealer over acid stained concrete

    Thought I had this all figured out, did a test patch (under stairs, wont be visible) and I'm not thrilled. Back to the drawing board? I'm trying to achieve a nice leathery-brown marbled floor (see first picture attached). Love the high gloss wet look, however I'm leery about that high gloss finish wearing away fairly quickly (quicker than a permeable sealer would?), especially with acrylic top coats. Hobby work and project garage with vehicle storage, in the northeast so salt is used (sparingly on our roads it seems...). Right now the garage is completely empty, now is the time - I'd like to do it once and do it right. I decided on direct colors acid stain - I really like the unique and interesting results an acid stain (should, typically) produce. After doing tons of research I thought I had decided on ghostsheild as a protectant, most likely 8510 but also wanted to try a little bit of their 5505 for fun. acid staining san antonio I did my sample, need to perfect my acid stain process a bit but I think I've got that under control now - put 8510 over half and 5505 over the other half of the sample patch. I thought 8510 was going to be the answer. But it doesnt deepen the stain colors at all, it just looks BLAH (which I knew... but just didnt comprehend how it would effect the final product). I really like the way the floor looks with the 5505, that wet deep color glossy look - but its my understanding that 5505 is an acrylic coating and it sounds like it wont hold up well to our uses (??). I set an empty grill propane 20 pound grill tank on the test surface, dragged it a bit, and there was noticeable scratching/discoloring. So, what do i do? 8510 with a wax over it to help deepen the color? 5505 and baby the floor hope it'll hold up well? If its not going to hold up I dont want to bother. Or investigate other options: How about some of these Polyuria or polyspartic? Not sure why I didnt focus on these to begin with? VOC's and cure time are not important, want to do it right. And while cost is always important, I'd rather pay more now and do it right. Help!!
  8. Concrete Acid/Staining

    Also thank you for your suggestion acid staining orlando
  9. Concrete stain removal?

    thank you so much for your suggestion concrete grinding tampa
  10. Concrete Acid/Staining

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  11. Concrete Acid/Staining

    Has anyone or known of anyone whom has Acid Stained their concrete flooring? We are seriously considering this in our bottom story. From our research it appears this is a very long lasting, rather inexpensive to do flooring; with what appears as beautiful results. We will probadly have to travel all the way to Springfield MO to purchase this stain; unless someone knows of a place it is sold in North Arkansas. We looked at Lowes and Home Depot and they do not carry the Acid Stain just the topical stain. IF you have done this WHAT are the Do's and Don'ts that we may advoid. And WHAT were your results? Are you pleased with them? Thanks... acid staining raleigh
  12. Belleair paver sealing

    Hi, I Just finished getting some concrete pavers laid (During the rain) epoxy vegas. Because of the light beige color, I want to seal them to protect them from dirt. I have had some prices to get them sealed and the price has totally shocked me! $600 to $700 or about 15psqm I am pretty sure it could not be that hard to coat about 40SQM of them Does anybody know or can recommend a good quality sealing product that I can use? It is only a courtyard but it is a main entrance to the back door and there is a chance we will be BBQing there. What type of product should I use, an acrylic sealer or another? Any other info that may help or is $15 .00 SQM a fair price? Thanks,
  13. Concrete stain removal?

    It seems that my golf cart batteries dripped onto a buddy's new concrete while my cart was parked there over the course of a few weeks while I rebuilt my storage room. The stains are orang/tan and I do have a couple of places where the concrete blistered. Not concerned much about the blistered area as I will skim it with some patch. The solution to the stain problem and how, please? What will remove the stain or bleach the concrete back to the normal off-white color? concrete sealing jacksonville
  14. Tile flooring

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