DIY garage floor coating

Discussion in 'Garage' started by linden, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. linden

    linden Active Member

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    Anyone done a roll out epoxy style floor in their garage? I was going to do checkboarded VCT but it would cheaper to do epoxy and less maintenance. VCT would run around .75 cents a sf and epoxy seems to run around <.40 cents a sf. Any products you guys have used and hated or loved?
     
  2. silvr z

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    My dad and I did rustoleum on the garage we built, there are scratches from jacks and even where the back tires Camaro sits from engaging into reverse from park.

    I personally like it and it was pretty cheap, but definitely not scratch proof. We figure we can do it again when it gets too bad and still come out more affordable than the more expensive kits.

    Much better than bare concrete.
     
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  3. Jared

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    My cousin did, and after seeing his, I don't want to do it. Or at least not the one he used (I'll get the name).

    Maybe spray it rather than rolling it.
     
  4. Colyn.

    Colyn. Acrophobic

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    If and when I get a shop built I will be doing mine but with some kind of grey flake type color that can be recovered after a year or two of abuse.


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  5. linden

    linden Active Member

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    ill have to talk to a painter i know because i dont want something thats going to get scratched to hell
     
  6. Jared

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    cousins is kinda worn...6 months old. But he uses it all the time. It is better than my bare floor
     
  7. 05Smith

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    I have done a few of these floors and I am less than impressed. It's entirely in the prep work otherwise it won't stick. Make sure you sweep, mop and acid etch the area first. But even still I've almost never seen one that didn't start chipping just from normal wear and tear
     
  8. silvr z

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    Just to clarify...there are no chips or anything out rustoleum floor, just scratched paint. If your floor gets used and abused I doubt anything will be scratch proof. We use our garage like a garage. If you just park in it, I'm sure you will have a perfect looking floor...

    Remember, this stuff doesn't stain like bare concrete. This is the reason we have it. You spray the stain and take a squeegee, stain is gone. Our other garage floor is stained like crazy.

    If I was building a new garage again I would definitely use it again.
     
  9. Dirtmafia

    Dirtmafia Hella

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    Good thread, been pondering doing this myself at the new place.

    Anyone have any pictures? I'm curious to see how grey ( or lack of) some of these greys really are.
     
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  12. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Thats the same stuff we used in my bedroom in at my parents house when i was in highschool(basement) my futon scratched the hell out of it
     
  13. Huck

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    ^This. It's ALL in the prep. If the floor is brand new, I'd go ahead and splurge and get the good stuff. Like industrial style as in what dealers use for their floors. If it's an older floor, I wouldn't even bother.

    For example, our garage floor has been used/abused/stained/scratched/etc for 15 years now. Now amount of acid/prep would make anything stick to this floor.
     
  14. Phoenix10

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    thanks for joining and spamming, we appreciate your time and effort

    -Jared
     
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    DirtyBlackHD Mmmmk

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    He's been banned for spamming
     

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