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Hello awesome people!
I’m looking for recommendations for a product to resurface my garage floor before epoxying. Does any one recommend a smooth resurfacing product? I also considered self leveling concrete. Could I even just leave it as is and let the epoxy level out the surface? Any recommendations is very much appreciated!
Thanks!


I made a more in depth post here but haven’t gotten any actual product recommendations maybe because it’s too much info for a simple repair.
Halp please - Re-surface garage floor questions
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what'd you do ? forget https://www.diychatroom.com/f105/halp-please-re-surface-garage-floor-questions-687545/
maybe its not you but how many guys ride an aprilla & ask the same ? ? ?

here goes AGAIN ! 1st repair the floor using apron/vest store's conc resurfacer,,, there's enough in that item alone to keep you busy for a while,,, you could level it w/epoxy however: 1, chances of staying within budget are slim & none; & 2, unless you know your stuff, epoxies aren't meant to be applied at any meaningful thicknesses
 

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what'd you do ? forget https://www.diychatroom.com/f105/halp-please-re-surface-garage-floor-questions-687545/

maybe its not you but how many guys ride an aprilla & ask the same ? ? ?



here goes AGAIN ! 1st repair the floor using apron/vest store's conc resurfacer,,, there's enough in that item alone to keep you busy for a while,,, you could level it w/epoxy however: 1, chances of staying within budget are slim & none; & 2, unless you know your stuff, epoxies aren't meant to be applied at any meaningful thicknesses


Look, I understand you’re trying to help and I thank you very much for your input. But your posts make no sense to me. “What is apron/vest stores conc resurfacer”? I’m not being mean, I just can’t understand your short hand writing. I’ve prepped the garage for resurfacing and I’ve mixed concrete and done a bunch of other **** too. I’m asking is someone had a product recommendation like “hey, use 40lb bags of sakerete flow coat, it’s always worked for me” type of a response.


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sorry - good criticism - thanks
resurfacing cements - we use all of them - sakrete, quikrete, & cementall - pick a grey 1 & use a squeegee to install it
 

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Hey man,
so this is something I researched and went into great depth, I have a youtube series on this (as part of my garage project)

I epoxied my floor I had problems with oil stains, but nothing else.
NO I didn't resurface, because the epoxy will find it's own level.
I did have to put on two coats


parts 2 to 9 are the garage floor

key is to use A GOOD QUALITY Epoxy not one from a big box store
I used armorcoat

ask any questions

maybe best to view on youtube directly as you can see the parts you want to LOL txs


Hello awesome people!
I’m looking for recommendations for a product to resurface my garage floor before epoxying. Does any one recommend a smooth resurfacing product? I also considered self leveling concrete. Could I even just leave it as is and let the epoxy level out the surface? Any recommendations is very much appreciated!
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is your floor is level why are you trying to resurface ?

only problems to be aware of are

1> oil stains
2> cracks
3> Deep depressions

txs

in my vid series I had to deal with oil and cracks

Perfectly level. 1% toward the garage door.


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is your floor is level why are you trying to resurface ?

only problems to be aware of are

1> oil stains
2> cracks
3> Deep depressions

txs

in my vid series I had to deal with oil and cracks[/

I am resurfacing for a smooth dustless surface. It’s level, just not smooth. Luckily there is no oil or paint but the floor is starting to become pitted in places, makes a lot of dust and I’d like it to be like a freshly poured floor.
Thanks for the help. I’ll watch through our video series.


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the floor does not need to be smooth, my garage floor was ordinary concrete.

does need some prepwork and to be dust free, but thats generally ok

check out the series and ask me any questions

is your floor is level why are you trying to resurface ?

only problems to be aware of are

1> oil stains
2> cracks
3> Deep depressions

txs

in my vid series I had to deal with oil and cracks[/

I am resurfacing for a smooth dustless surface. It’s level, just not smooth. Luckily there is no oil or paint but the floor is starting to become pitted in places, makes a lot of dust and I’d like it to be like a freshly poured floor.
Thanks for the help. I’ll watch through our video series.


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pitting is fine, I went over mine with a diamond finisher thingy

a good epoxy is thick and gooey and find it's own level, filling the pits
in fact you need to use an acid to rough it up before putting epoxy on
 

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pitting's fine IF you don't mind the extra $$$,,, just be certain whatever epoxy you choose can perform at the required thickness,,, good reading all the suggestions from folks who don't do this work for a living OR guarantee their work
friend of mine did how own several yrs ago,,, he says he only needs to touch it up ea yr
 

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Sorry but I thoroughly researched this many years ago, I also was on another forum, with people "who do it for a living" I took extensive advise both from online, manufacture of the paint (in fact I was emailing the guy constantly LOL) and (well known and trusted) contractor store here in Canada, I also followed everything to the letter, that's why my garage project (and the part of the floor process) run's to at least 7 15 minute video's give or take.

I always try and give advise on something I know about, or have done. I think I researched about a year on various floor coverings, from race track, to epoxy and big box epoxy.

In the end I used a:
black epoxy for the corners (where there were gaps, over DAP)
Sealed a crack in the floor with epoxy filler
after using a diamond wheel grinder I acid etched the floor
2 coats of battleship grey epoxy,
1 coat of clear epoxy (I opted for no chips) as it is a working garage
the side walls painted to match
The oil patch disappeared and never caused any problems, despite my and others concerns.
I finished the job 2 ? odd years ago and it's rock solid.

I certainly am no professional, but I'm an anal OCD freak who will criticize my own work before anyone else. I'll paint a room in a week, were it will take another 2 days, because I will just wanna get it right.

Personally I have never needed to touch up anything, which is the whole point of an epoxy floor, I had oil spills and some pitting. With my application I had no issues. Because I did it right and followed my research.

Epoxy WILL fill over pitting and a multitude of sins, which is WHY we use it. If you use some no-name big box $20 cans' do it at your own risk, I think with shipping (as the guy's don't sell in Canada) from the US cost me around $400 just for the paint, you pay for what you get





pitting's fine IF you don't mind the extra $$$,,, just be certain whatever epoxy you choose can perform at the required thickness,,, good reading all the suggestions from folks who don't do this work for a living OR guarantee their work
friend of mine did how own several yrs ago,,, he says he only needs to touch it up ea yr
 
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