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Old 09-03-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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I am very impress with myself! Yes, I did my 3-car garage floor..I was quoted close to 3k for paint on my floors!!!

I gotta say that the prep work was the hardest but not worth 3K..but then again my garage is only 15years old.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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How about short description of the steps and product you used? A lot of us would be interested

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3-day process, I am sure you can do it in 1 with extra pair of hand.
used 2 Rust-Oleum EpoxyShield 2gallon 2part EXPOXY from HD store

DAY 1
-Empty out garage
-Washed floors with water hose and used some left over chemicals I had from removing oil stains from my driveway
-used some of the acid etching
-rinsed again with water hose
-use a large squeegee to get rid of water puddles and a old bath towel to absorb the water from the creases and called it the night.

Here is a picture of what it looked like after all that cleaning...
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DAY 2

-Mixed two part paint (very simple just dump small paint container in larger one and mix)
-Before starting on the actual floors I got an old paint brush and painted the 6" cement along the wall threw some chip paint
-Since I was doing this alone I decided to roll the paint on the floor 3' by 5' at a time since I had to sprinkle the chip paint and it was 105' outside, therefore not too much time before paint starts drying.

Use the paint roller that is recommended per the product you choose. Can't remember what nap size I used because I threw them away.

Here is a picture before clear coat
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Day 3

-Sweep floors before applying clear coat. The only why I did this extra step was to get rid of any loose paint chips that did not stick and to avoid paint chips on the roller.

I used new roller for clear coat.

-Apply clear coat (note that the clear coat does not come included in the kit) it's optional and in my opinion makes epoxy floor look even better.

Just roll away like your painting a wall but make sure your get every spot because you can tell if you didn't.

Another thing to remember is your garage door line.
And I will show you why….LATER ( just need a pic of my friends floor to show you the difference)

Here is the finish product...
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Nice work. Turned out nicely.
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Looks great and thanks for the details.....need to so this myself but first I need to FIND said garage floor.
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Please report back in a year with an updated review. Just want to see how the product holds up after some time.
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Those epoxy finishes are nice.. Here is what I learned about them.. (from experience)

They must be applied to clean concrete.. Any oils or silicone residues will cause the epoxy to peal away after a few heat and cold cycles.

They are VERY slippery when wet.. We're talking ice skating rink slippery.. They sell a grit you can put down but it makes cleaning the floor a pain in the butt.

They don't hold up well to welders or other types of operations that create lots of sparks.

They do hold up quite well to acids..


Looks like you did a nice job! And it looks like your 15 year old floor was already pretty clean to start..
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Those epoxy finishes are nice.. Here is what I learned about them.. (from experience)

They must be applied to clean concrete.. Any oils or silicone residues will cause the epoxy to peal away after a few heat and cold cycles.

They are VERY slippery when wet.. We're talking ice skating rink slippery.. They sell a grit you can put down but it makes cleaning the floor a pain in the butt.

They don't hold up well to welders or other types of operations that create lots of sparks.

They do hold up quite well to acids..


Looks like you did a nice job! And it looks like your 15 year old floor was already pretty clean to start..
I knew I was forgetting something…The clear coat comes with a grit to mix in..which is optional..I used it but in my opinion when you walk barefoot feels funny and not in a good way...
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Please report back in a year with an updated review. Just want to see how the product holds up after some time.
I used this product because of the reviews it had on the HomeDepot website. Plus my friend put his in about two years ago and this dude hauls in motor blocks, tranny…you name it heavy duty metal..and their are no chips or scratches.

But it doesn't do well in the sun. I painted the epoxy right onto where the garage door hits. He painted at the crease therefore leaving about 5" of epoxy paint outside the garage where its expose to sun. Well that area has some discoloration but the inside looks like new.
Plus when he closes the garage you can see the paint. Maybe because I'm super picky but I wanted a cleaner look from the outside so I opted to painting it right where in the middle of the door jam.
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