Painting Garage Floor - Do I need to Etch?
I know you experts are sick of this question. I have looked at old threads and researched this and I am still confused.
My goal: Paint a concrete floor that was painted only once (long ago) and the old paint has mostly worn away. There is no sealer on it and it looks in good shape. This garage IS NOT used for vehicles but is transitioning into a game room. Light foot traffic only, cabinets, tables, chairs, TV and Pool Table -- that is it.
My plan is the following but I want to SKIP step 2 if you experts think I can.
1.) Sweep, Clean and Use a Degreaser
2.) Etch with Muratic Acid
3.) Paint with 1Part Epoxy Sherwin Williams Product called ARMOSEAL TRED-PLEX (Protective & Marine Coating)
Can I SKIP the Muratic Acid step (even though I was advised to do by Sherwin-Williams). That stuff scares me and all my walls and mouldings are freshly painted and perfect.