Garage floor paint


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Old 07-09-08, 10:32 AM
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Garage floor paint

I need to paint the garage floor and the purpose of it so we can easily clean it. We live in Toronto and it gets really messy during the winter. What I see there are 3 options


Recommended option
- 1 part epoxy (pros: cheaper than 2 parts, cons: not as durable as 2 parts and need to be redone in 2-3 years).

- 2 parts epoxy (pros: durable, smooth, cons: smell is awful, more preparation).

- Floor sealer (pros and cons unknown for me yet)

Since the car tires are hot then the durability is important and if the 1 part or sealer can withstand the heat and can be easily cleaned then I will give it a thought.


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For any recommended option, what brands do you suggest? I heard Benjamin Moore is one of the best paints and also avoid Home depot Behr.
 
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Old 07-09-08, 12:11 PM
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I'd recomend a concrete stain like H&C sold at SWP. A concrete stain won't wear as well as an epoxy coating but it involves less prep and can easily be recoated when needed.

Paints and similiar coatings will fail if the prep isn't up to snuff.
 
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Old 07-09-08, 02:30 PM
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I just checked Benjamin Moore techncial 1800 and Behr at Home Depot. The stain is not recommended for a garage.
 
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Old 07-10-08, 03:42 AM
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H&C is not recomended for garage floors????

I've applied it to dozens of garage floors with no issues that I'm aware of. The high traffic areas will wear away over time but it recoats well.
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
H&C is not recomended for garage floors????

I've applied it to dozens of garage floors with no issues that I'm aware of. The high traffic areas will wear away over time but it recoats well.
I asked them about their own products.
Few questions
- Does the H&C stain help endure the hot tires?

- If applied is it easy to clean the oil, dirt, salt like it is easy when applied the smooth epoxy?

- Which preps are required and is concrete etch is required?

- Which model/part number(s) have you been using?
 

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H&C stain dries to a flat finish so it isn't as cleanable as a glossy paint but looks nicer than bare concrete. Stubborn stains are removable with soap and water.

If I remember correctly, new concrete needs etching but older concrete doesn't but read the label to make sure.

H&C comes in different colors [and a clear], it is solvent based [extra stinky] and when it's time to recoat, it will partially disolve the original coat for a very effective bond once dry.

I've not used any in several years [I'm retired] but the folks at SWP should be able to answer any questions you have about this product including what colors are available.
 
 

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