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Old 07-08-2015, 10:33 PM   #1
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Garage Floor Epoxy

I'm closing on a house in about 3 weeks, and I got really lucky, as the house has a 2 car garage. Seeing as how I'm always doing something to my car, or my friends are coming over and working on theirs, inevitably someone is always spilling something, I think even a beer, or two has been spilled before. Anyway, I was hoping some people here have put in the epoxy coating and would be willing to share details. Is it easy to install? Does it live up to its promise of cleaning up easy?
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I did it when we first moved in. The house was brand new but the builder still managed to completely ruin the concrete garage floor.

You by a multi-part package from Lowes/Home Depot. First is an acid etch cleaner to remove crap/oil residue.

Then you paint sections with a roller (do all edges with brush first) and sprinkle on the chips.

It stands up well and I keep a squeegee and a mop in the garage to keep the floor clean. Water and spills clean right up.

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Wow that looks really good!
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When I do mine this is how it will get done. I have done two other floors this way and they look Great after many years of oil etc spilling on them.

Caution when epoxy gets wet on a floor it is slippery as H---- use an additive for traction.

Sherwin Williams Garage Floor Epoxy
Get their garage floor cleaner and use it two or three days before doing the epoxy.
I pressure wash the floor and let it dry
Use the cleaner rinse and let dry a few days
mix epoxy and use roller and brush to finish floor.

If you get half black and white you can make a checker floor.
Paint on white let it dry
Get14 inch by 14 floor tile cheap stuff place on floor where you don't want the black and then paint the black part remove the floor tile and move to another section until done.

Don't forget to do the side walls up to the top of the block or concrete let it dry a week before you move into it.

If you want a nonskid floor I have seen sand tossed on it or mixed into the epoxy. This is hard on your back knees etc when working. Sherwin Williams sells something to mix in the epoxy that is not as hard on you and keeps you from slipping when wet. Have fun
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When I do mine this is how it will get done. I have done two other floors this way and they look Great after many years of oil etc spilling on them.



Caution when epoxy gets wet on a floor it is slippery as H---- use an additive for traction.



Sherwin Williams Garage Floor Epoxy

Get their garage floor cleaner and use it two or three days before doing the epoxy.

I pressure wash the floor and let it dry

Use the cleaner rinse and let dry a few days

mix epoxy and use roller and brush to finish floor.



If you get half black and white you can make a checker floor.

Paint on white let it dry

Get14 inch by 14 floor tile cheap stuff place on floor where you don't want the black and then paint the black part remove the floor tile and move to another section until done.



Don't forget to do the side walls up to the top of the block or concrete let it dry a week before you move into it.



If you want a nonskid floor I have seen sand tossed on it or mixed into the epoxy. This is hard on your back knees etc when working. Sherwin Williams sells something to mix in the epoxy that is not as hard on you and keeps you from slipping when wet. Have fun

Thanks for the suggestion! I never thought about doing that.
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Just picked up some "Rust-Oleum Garage Floor Coating (epoxy) Kit" on close-out at my local Sam's Club for $19.99 (covers 500sq ft).

Anyone have feedback on the Rust-Oleum vs Sherwin Williams ?
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Just picked up some "Rust-Oleum Garage Floor Coating (epoxy) Kit" on close-out at my local Sam's Club for $19.99 (covers 500sq ft).

Anyone have feedback on the Rust-Oleum vs Sherwin Williams ?
Hmmm.....just Googled and read lots of bad reviews on the Rust-Oleum product.
Which ever brand you choose it the choice seems to be "solvent based" rather than "water based". I'll have to check what my Rust-Oleum product is, my guess is "water based"
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