Floor paint/finish

Van

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Depends on the show and how the floor is treated. Here in the North West we have a local paint supplier, Miller Paint, they have a product, Acri-Clear, which is an acrylic Latex, clear coat that comes in flat, semi, and high gloss. I often seal painted floors with that product, according to designers specs. For maintanence during the run of a show I will typically use "Future" floor polish. You mop it on with a sponge mop, apply two coats for starters, then with subsequent moppings you can either re-coat with more future , or use an amonia based cleaner to strip off a layer of the future, this is very effective for removing scuff marks.

Now if someone will tell me how to keep a WHITE WHITE carpet perfectly clean for a six week run of The Clean House, when Apples, Dirt, Sand, Snow, and theatre dust are being tracked all over it every night, we could all be happy. :rolleyes:
 
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Now if someone will tell me how to keep a WHITE WHITE carpet perfectly clean for a six week run of The Clean House, when Apples, Dirt, Sand, Snow, and theatre dust are being tracked all over it every night, we could all be happy. :rolleyes:
Put Stanley Steamer on retainer? 5 8 8, oh, three hundred, Empiiire.
 

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What is everyone using to finish and or paint their floor?
Going to side with Van here, it really depends on the show. If we build a deck then the stage just stays however it was painted the last time it was used. If not building a deck we paint the floor.

As for paints, we happen to get a huge donation of paint every year from a local paint store, basically all the color they mixed that was a reject by the customer. I believe it usually is on the order of 200 gallons donated each season. We also use Rosco paints and we have a full chromatic tinting system like paint stores, so we often mix our own and just buy tinting bases.