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Old 03-21-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
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My wood shop floor is plywood. Its rather good quality plywood with no knots or any defects. My last shop I put VCT in but it cracked after a few years and i really don't feel like installing a floor. I was thinking of using Behr Deckover on the floor or porch and patio paint on it to change the color (lighten it up). Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Used deck over last summer on decks at the beach house. Some have reviewed as being problematic. So far I've had excellent results, especially some of the real weathered wood that was borderline needing replaced. I think it would do a great job inside on a flat plywood floor. Might also look to see if any of the 2 part epoxy paints (garage floor type) are suitable for a wood substrate.
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What ever you decide make sure the product is a smooth finish. Anything rough makes cleaning up saw dust that much harder.
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I was also thinking some type of epoxy paint. I would think that would be the most durable.
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I was also thinking some type of epoxy paint. I would think that would be the most durable.
Reading around I hear Epoxy is hard and on wood where it can flex it will crack. At least that is what I read on a quick google search.
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You might at least want to read about this product. They say it is flexible.

http://www.rustoleum.com/product-cat...ced-resurfacer
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How think is the plywood that you have down? Is the plywood down on concrete or on some sort of wooden frame work raising the plywood off the floor? And if so, is that frame work done on a 24" or a 16" on center system.?

If you are running a 16" of center subfloor system and you have 3/4" plywood and you don't drop heavy items or pound on the floor then I think you might be able to get away with an epoxy paint not cracking?

Now what if you added another 1/2" layer of plywood to the existing floor - glued and screwed and the the screws glazed over - then you should be good ? What sort of square footage we talking here?

Now if you are on a 24" on center subfloor system I think you would have to add another 3/4" at least....if you wanted a chance with the epoxy paint.
The workshop is a 14X36 prebuilt barn that is on a block foundation. The stringers are 16 OC and the plywood is 3/4. Allegedly I could drive a 1/2 tone truck on it.
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Yeah I went with white pegboard for the walls.
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