Armor Coat Alkyd Porch and Floor Paint
I liked the way this looked and went on so much, that I wanted to give it a review. I made sure the wood sat for two weeks or more without rain or dew. I know that is hard to do, but on the Island that is no problem. A person can cover the deck at night or if a shower is coming to keep the dampness off. Just uncover when the sun comes out and its fine.
I applied a good adhesion oil primer for extra help in keeping the paint from peeling, after cleaning the deck and scraping the odd loose place. When the primer had dried and time to cure, I put the 29 dollar a gallon alkyd paint on. It is an oil type as well and requires thinner clean up. I used gasoline.
To mix for the electric sprayer, I put 8 oz of paint thinner per sprayer pot, about l liter, and sprayed. I had to move fast as the paint was really coming out the way I had the gun set. In less than an hour I was done and the shine was great with total coverage and paint left over. The deck is about 300 sq feet.
August 20, 2011
You should NEVER use alkyd paint outside on concrete as it can't expand and contract with the weather ... it will ALWAYS peel. Always use latex / acrylic on exterior concrete, and most other surfaces as well.
July 9, 2011
Do Not use outdoors
I bought this product two years ago and used it on a floor in my basement in a storage room and in a furnace room. Also, I decided to apply it on my porch as per manufacturer's recommendations. After two years, I am happy with the appearance of the floor in the basement rooms, but the porch looks terrible, even worse than before. The paint peeled off in many spots after two Canadian winters. I wish I did not use it on the porch. So be aware.
May 25, 2009