BY KAREN D. OSTRANDER
Coatings Pro Magazine
PHOTOS COURTESY OF B&B CUSTOM FINISHES
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PROJECT: a white-and-black checkerboard-patterned epoxy coating on a garage and workshop floor.
B&B Custom Finishes
SIZE OF JOB:
10,000 sq. ft.
» The checkerboard pattern created 1,250 squares and required meticulous
taping, which took three weeks!
» Squeegeed and backrolled Simiron MVB Moisture Vapor Barrier Floor Coating — to which proprietary packs of white tint from Simiron were added the second time — at an average of 16 mils
» Applied one coat of Simiron 1100SL in white within the recommended thickness range of 10–30 mils using the same equipment
» Ran 5.3 miles’ of 3M blue tape to create the checkerboard pattern, cut out the tape so that the corners of all the squares would touch, and then attached brown paper over the squares that were to remain white
» Applied one coat of Simiron 1100SL in black to the uncovered squares, carefully going in sections so that the tape could be peeled up and any bleed-through could be cleaned up with xylene
» Installed the floor logo
» Applied two coats of Simiron 971EPS clear gloss — sanding between coats using a Nobles 20-inch slow-speed buffer — followed by black and white caulking around the perimeter of the floor
Original article posted in CoatingsPro Magazine, March, 2022.
By Stephanie Marie Chizik