Bite the bullet and get an epoxy floor coating

dirty shop floor

This might be the biggest regret I have regarding my shop so far. The dude who lived here before us would paint stuff and hang it to drip-dry in my shop. As you can probably guess, I now have nasty-looking dried paint all over the concrete floor of my shop. Not a huge deal, I’ll admit, but for a neat freak like me, it makes my eye twitch to walk into my shop and see paint splattered all over my floor, especially when I didn’t make the mess.

If I used a bit more foresight when getting my shop laid out, I would have held off on moving things into the shop for a weekend so I could quickly and easily apply an epoxy floor coating to cover all of the mess and prevent future messes. But we were so ready to get moved in and situated, I never even thought about it.

Fast-forward a few years and I’m going to have to totally empty my shop now in order to apply this floor coating. The process is actually quite easy; I have friends who have done it in under a weekend. But man, with all the stuff I have in there, it’s going to be a nightmare to clean it all out and get started.

So if you’re serious about having a legit boat shop, learn from my mistake and seriously consider getting the floor coated before you do anything else.