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    Garage Floor Epoxy

    Anyone on here covered their garage floor with that epoxy/paint? Thinking about doing it and wondered if it was worth the investment?

    Pros/Cons?

    It really looks nice and clean...wondered about drawbacks?



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    It is on my list of things to to this summer. I have quite a few friends that have it and they love it. I don't think I have ever heard any of them complain about it.



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    Has anyone ever tried this on a basement floor?


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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    I've used it a few times...garages and basements. It looks great and gives a little extra traction while sealing and protecting basically, I have no complaints what so ever.



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    Don't do it. Everytime you go to your garage you'll find a strange guy laying on the floor, looking for something. Same goes for Fabreezing your carpet.



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Anyone on here covered their garage floor with that epoxy/paint? Thinking about doing it and wondered if it was worth the investment?

    Pros/Cons?

    It really looks nice and clean...wondered about drawbacks?
    I don't know of any drawbacks besides the cost. I think it was about $130 for me to do a 3 car garage (3 kits).

    Here are the directions I had on the other post.



    I use the RustOleum kits you can buy at Lowes/Home Depot. 1 kit can do a 1 car garage. This is the second garage that I've used the kits. The first time I went with gray and this time I went with tan. I think I prefer the gray but that's personal preference.

    #1 Both times I did it the floors were pretty new so there were no big stains. The kit includes a mixture that you put on the floor before applying the paint.

    #2 After using the cleaning mixture fill in al your expansion joints/cracks. This is something I didn't do the first time and it was the one area where I had slight problems. If you don't fill in those cracks then salt/sand get in the cracks and the paint is more likely to come up.

    #3 I use a paint roller with a 3-4 foot extension and then just rollit on. Each kit contains one big bag of the sprinkles. I break that bag into 4 ziplocs.

    #4 For each stall I then break it up into 4 sections that I work with one at a time. I paint a section and then scatter one of the 4 ziplocs. Then I move onto section #2 and do the same until I'm finished with that stall. Expansion joints can be a good marker of how to break each stall into 4 sections.

    #5 Let it dry. I don't think I walked on it for at least a day and I didn't park on it for 3-4 days. The directions will tell you how long to wait.


    Another thing that I just remembered. I put painters tape along all the drywall as well as where the garage door ends, so that you have a straight line.

    As far as other kits, there may be better/other ones out there but these have worked good for me and the paint still looks good.

    Here are a few pics after 3 years. I also show how I filled in the cracks.





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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    have had it on my floor for 10 years still looks great



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    Appreciate the help! Not sure if I'm going to do it myself or hire it out as I've never done it and want to make sure the floor is properly cleaned and cracks filled to avoid down the road issues.



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    I put is on basement floor of a rental own. It was flooded (located in Cedar Rapids) last summer and I was worried about floor being clean enough. I power wased and then let it dry good before applying. Seems to be holding up well.



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    My house is about 15 years old and the floor of my garage has some "pitting" or spalling from winter freezing and ice.

    Does anybody know of a good way to "float" those areas before applying the epoxy?



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Appreciate the help! Not sure if I'm going to do it myself or hire it out as I've never done it and want to make sure the floor is properly cleaned and cracks filled to avoid down the road issues.

    I'm not real handy and I've done it twice. Be prepared to pay a lot for someone else to do it. My co-worker just bought a new house and they we're quoted $1,000 for a 3 car garage.



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I'm not real handy and I've done it twice. Be prepared to pay a lot for someone else to do it. My co-worker just bought a new house and they we're quoted $1,000 for a 3 car garage.
    You aren't kidding. I just called Absolute Garage here in DSM and was quoted either $3.50/sqft or $4.50/sqft depending on a couple different application techniques.



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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    #2 After using the cleaning mixture fill in al your expansion joints/cracks. This is something I didn't do the first time and it was the one area where I had slight problems. If you don't fill in those cracks then salt/sand get in the cracks and the paint is more likely to come up.

    What do you use to fill the cracks with?

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    Re: Garage Floor Epoxy

    So I've been thinking about this for my garage floor also. What I was wondering, is if there is a problem of the expansion joints between the concrete slabs. I have lower-garage (basement) directly underneath my garage. Because of this the floor consists of huge slabs with some sort of squishy filler between them (some sort of caulking?). This isn't quite water tight, so I have ended up with some (salty) water coming through into the lower area. If I epoxied the first floor, would it be water tight and not crack over the joints?



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