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Thanks for your help through this process. Here is what we did, and my (albeit inexperienced) thoughts:
â€¢ Light shot-blast followed by a grind
â€¢ Removed all dust
â€¢ 1 coat base color (3 gallons plus the pigment covered/837 sq ft)
â€¢ 7 lbs flake
â€¢ 1 coat clear (just under 3 gallons used, mixed with 24 oz anti skid)
â€¢ Cut in all edges, then rolled with 3/8″ roller
â€¢ 6 hours between coats
â€¢ Very easy to put down
â€¢ Phenomenal self leveling
â€¢ Never felt rushed to keep a “wet edge”
â€¢ I can’t imagine anything else is easier to put down than this
â€¢ Looks fantastic- high gloss, doesn’t seem slippery
Anything else you’d like feedback on?
(1) Do you feel we adequately represented coverage?
– Yes. Based on the prep I had done, I was concerned that I wouldn’t have enough, but I got 240 sq. ft/gallon. color, and 280 sq. ft/gallon for the top coat
(2) Would you do anything different?
I made a couple mistakes with distributing the flake, but that’s my fault, not the product.
(3) How was the packaging and how did the material arrive? Were the cans in good shape?
– All materials arrived well-packed and safe. There were a couple dents in the bottom of 2 cans, but nothing that looked too beat up
(4) How long did each coat take you?
Base color coat took 3 hours, top clear coat took 90 minutes . Part of this is because we were inexperienced.
(5) Was one coat sufficient over a substrate that has been shot blasted and grinded?
– Yes – especially since we ended up under the baseline coverage estimates
(6) Was one coat of clear sufficient?
– yes. My only hesitation is that it’s SO clear that it’s hard to see where you’re putting it, but we used equivalent quantities, so I know it’s there.