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Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating


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09-18-05, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Has any one used this Quikrete kit on their garage floor? Any comments about this product will be appreciated...plan on using this or the Rustoleum kit. Looks like they are quite similar in cost and application.

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09-18-05, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)  
I used the Rustoleum water based epoxy on the floor of my shop and was pleased with the results. I applied it when it was a bit too hot and wound up with some lap marks. It makes for a durable finish that is easy to clean.

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10-03-05, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)  
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Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

I just applied the Quikrete Tan epoxy this past weekend. lot's of prep (all day Saturday) followed instructions to the letter......overall appearance is not bad, the only issue is the first gallon that I used to do all the trim work, corners and about 1/3 of the floor has a flatter appearance than the second gallon....don't know what's up with that....I will contact quikrete tech support and ask if their is a remedy. Keep in mind that it has only been a little over 24 hours since I finished so maybe it will blend better in a few days. Don't have any idea regarding long term durability....time will tell.

 
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10-03-05, 10:50 PM   #4 (permalink)  
Did you use the flakes

Thanks for the info...plan on getting 2 kits soon. Please post info you get from Quikrete concerning first application flatter than the 2nd.

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10-20-05, 10:24 AM   #5 (permalink)  
Mr G.....any answer from Quikrete regarding flatness

Would like to know their answer regarding one coat being flatter

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11-03-05, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)  
I used the Rustoleum product before it was sold to rustoleum

After a ton of prep work, mixing and painting and waiting 48 hours for cars...
paint peeled off where the tires rested overnight..

I got another gallon form the company for touch up, repeated process and it did it again.

I am not bashing -- I am reporting my findings.


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11-30-05, 01:15 PM   #7 (permalink)  
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ran out of flakes

OOPS! Quickcrete tech support was qick to replace an entire kit for us at no expense. I believe that it may be 72 Hrs before you park the cars on it

 
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08-20-06, 12:19 AM   #8 (permalink)  
Any update on how the Quikrete Epoxy Coating is going for anyone???

I just finished coating my new house's driveway with Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating.

I picked Quikrete over Rustoleum's and Behr's Floor Coating versions since Valspar made this epoxy product jointly with Quikrete and the Bondlok degreases, cleans, etches the concrete.

It sounded like a better product, especially with the longer prep time. After spending over 8 hours completing the job in one day, it better last.

I bought 4 boxes of the Tan Epoxy for my 3 car garage. (1 box for each car and an extra box for the stem walls and the crevices.) Total cost $62 per box=$248 plus tax.

A lot cheaper than the $2700 installation cost by Home Depot for the Rustoleum product. Ouch.

Things I did:

1) Watch the DVD and read the Instructions.
2) 3 pack of 3/8" Premium roller covers.
3) 3" Solvent Resistant Brush
4) Roller tray.
5) 3 Disposable roller trays. Dispose of these instead of destroying your trusty roller tray...I replaced them after I felt the epoxy starting to harden, usually when you're down to the last bit of paint.
6) Goggles--to prevent the Bondlok and the Epoxy from splashing in your eyes.
7) Rubber gloves--Use these when handling the Bondlok. That fizzing on the concrete would do wonders to your skin.
8) Wear pants and rubber boots when using Bondlok.
9) Roller and stick
10) Plastic water pail to irrigate your driveway with the Bondlok mix (3 parts water, 1 part Bondlok).
11) Garden hose
12) Sweep broom
13) Angle broom to get at the crevices and corners
14) Thin Stiff Bristled Broom for the Bondlok scrub
15) Helper, help paint and spread the flakes.
16) NIOSH mask. The fumes are strong, even in a well-ventilated garage.


I started at 11am.
Swept the driveway.
Started the Bondlok prep. I poured the Bondlok into the pail then I filled the white Bondlok container (1 qt) with water 3 times and also poured it into the pail. (4 qts=1 gallon)
Wet the driveway with the garden hose, mindful not to let the water puddle--a thin layer of water works best with Bondlok.
Put your rubber boots, goggles, and rubber gloves on before pouring the Bondlok onto the garage floor. Pour the pail full of Bondlok onto the driveway in a zig zag pattern and watch the fizzing. Start scrubbing with the Stiff Bristled Broom. Once done with scrubbing, wash it away thoroughly.
Repeat process for each car driveway.
I was done with that at 1pm.

I squeegeed the excess water. You can use a fan if you'd like to speed up the process. The temperature outside with a breeze was about 90 degrees, which helped speed up the drying.
So, the garage was completely dry except for the base of the stem walls at about 3pm.

I wasn't too concerned about the stem walls. So, I started the mixing of the 2 cans to start the epoxy process. Make sure you dig out the thick material at the bottom of the small can and pour that into the main can. Stir thoroughly with the enclosed mixing stick. Cover the can and wait for 30 minutes before using.

Use the 1st can to paint the stem walls and the crevices and edges. I didn't realize how pourous the stem walls were. So, make sure you put a lot of paint on the 3" brush to help cover the pores. Lay it on thick, so you don't have to keep painting repeatedly.

Keep stirring the can occasionally. I tends to get hard after a few minutes. You only have about 2 hours to work with the epoxy before it gets really sticky.

The instructions recommend that you only mix one can at a time. Mixing multiple cans just to have a consistent color is out of the question. The time it takes to lay down one can can take about an hour and a half because you'd have to lay paint in twodirections in a 2'x6' area for good coverage. Then have your Helper scatter the color flakes while the paint is still wet while you're working on the next section. When you're down to half a can, have your helper mix the second box. So, there's no delay in laying down the next paint.

The roller and roller tray will tend to get really sticky and gooey after you're down to a 3rd of the can. So, you might want to change the disposable roller tray and roller cover when it becomes increasingly thick and gooey.

Repeat process for each car driveway.

I just laid it down and it looks really good. I did observe some less glossy areas. Not sure how that happened, but if you don't constantly mix it, I'd assume that's what will happen. I used the color flakes, so, the less glossy areas don't really stick out as much. I had several epoxy droppings on the ground and it really didn't stick out with the color flakes. Actually, I didn't really mind if they were little bumps from the epoxy, I just think that adds to the anti-slip.

I had to close the garage, which meant I'd have to walk across the epoxy surface. Luckily, the paint was dry enough to walk over.

I'll let you know how it goes in a couple of days.


6 days later...

I checked the surface and parts of it were flat and glossy. I kind of jumped around painting different sections hoping to speed up the painting; all it did was make flat splotches surrounded by glossy. So, if you're going to paint the concrete squares, make sure you use the same can for that square. I didn't, so I had to call Quikrete Technical Support to tell them about the flat areas. I told him I bought 4 boxes, but I needed 3 to redo it. He told me to go back to Lowe's and ask the paint manager to give me 3 boxes. I went to the paint manager and he looked a bit perplexed, but he said to pick up the 3 boxes and go to Customer Service. So, I went there and the woman there had a perplexed look since I didn't have the product and I was there asking for a refund. She called her manager and she gave the go ahead.

Well, I'm happy with Customer Service of both Quikrete and Lowe's.

Gonna coat it again without jumping all over the place.


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01-02-07, 07:55 AM   #9 (permalink)  
We used the Quickrete product on our warehouse/shop floor (3,500 sq/ft) a year ago. I have been holding out my review until it has been tested for a while but I must say that I am completely impressed at this point. We drive forklifts over it every day, drag 1,000 lb pallets across it, weld above it, do mechanic work on it..... It gets abused! We have had NO peeling or other problems at all.

I'd give it an A+

 
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01-24-07, 06:17 PM   #10 (permalink)  
For Indoor use like kitchen and dining room?

hi!

Is it suitable (health and safety) for Indoor use like kitchen and dining room?
b/c it seems like a nice alternative then tile / vinyl surface.

anyone try that?

thx.

 
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01-26-07, 06:24 AM   #11 (permalink)  
Cheapie,
Your detailed description is very helpful. However, I've got a couple of questions/concerns.
First, are you calling your garage a driveway, or did you actually use this outside on your driveway too?
Second, letting your concrete dry for only a few hours is not enough. Any concrete coating must be put down over a THOROUGHLY dry slab (minimum 24-48 hours after it was last wet) It may look dry to your eye long before that, but it's not REALLY dry. Any rising moisture can cause the epoxy coating to peel off. This may be what happened to rdhamm, whose tires lifted the coating after 48 hours. If yours is a water based product, it may have different requirements though, so take my advice with a grain of salt. One person said the fumes were bad, so that product was probably solvent based one. Good luck with your coating.

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01-26-07, 06:30 AM   #12 (permalink)  
Sorry, I didn't see that this was an old thread.

 
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01-29-07, 07:32 AM   #13 (permalink)  
We found even the best and most expensive floor paints need re-doing at either 6mths or 12mths at best.
Best to go for tiles like these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FLOOR-FLOORING-Mat-Tiles-Garage-Workshop-Matting_W0QQitemZ170073494571QQihZ007QQcategoryZ20604QQcmdZViewItem

Good luck

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04-06-07, 10:56 PM   #14 (permalink)  
Say- can ya feel the flakes afteter everything is dry. Y'know- like bumps on the edges of the flakes?

 
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04-18-07, 03:52 PM   #15 (permalink)  
Any updates on folks using Quikrete epoxy floor covering?

I laid mine down this past Saturday, April 14th, and checked it out Sunday evening. All but a small area was fine. The small area was still kind of tacky (left shoe prints). On Monday morning, I found that this small area was still tacky. I had an extra kit and decided to recoat it, thinking it would dry that area (cured it). This morning, Wednesday, the stuff is still tacky on that corner! What gives? I used some of the same mix from Monday on another bay (3-car garage) to get a better covering and that cured but felt some areas tacky still. does a second coat take longer to dry? I called Quikrete tech's support and they said that humidity and temperature affects it. She advised me to run a fan. Didnt help. I also tried heating the garage up overnight, didnt do much either. Any suggestions to make this stuff not tacky anymore? Anything I can add so I can start rolling my stuff inside? Thanks.

 
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04-19-07, 09:25 AM   #16 (permalink)  
Rustoleum Professional solvent based as 2nd coat?

Hi all,

I recently used the water based rustoleum garage floor coating, and am in need of a second coat due to an uneven looking finish.

My question is, can i use rustoleum's 'professional' solvent based product as my second coat?

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04-30-07, 08:36 AM   #17 (permalink)  
Just did my 3 car garage with this product

Just completed my 3 car garage with this product. I bought 4 kits and used 3 kits worth of epoxy and 4 kits worth of cleaner and color chips. It looks good (not as good as the professional jobs but given the price good enough). It was hard to get the epoxy down in a consistent manner and the thickness varied between gallons. The color chips help to hide this if you put it down very thick. Unfortunately you don't get enough to really put it on thick. I used 4 shaker bottles for 3 gallons. Also the chips varied a lot between kits so I should have mixed all 4 containers in one. Some of the containers must have gotten their alotment from the bottom of the barrel where they were smaller. If I do this again I will buy a bag of chips. Took about 4 hours to prep and 4 hours to paint. I'll have to wait to see how it wears.

 
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04-30-07, 11:42 AM   #18 (permalink)  
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let us know if you got consistent curing. I had two spots on my 3 car garage where it still remains tacky after applied two weeks ago...

 
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05-24-07, 04:32 PM   #19 (permalink)  
Lookin good

Well it is over a month and I said I would get back on how it went and so far looking good. We waited 4 days before pulling the cars back in so we would know it had really cured and so far no tire pick up. If I were doing this again I think I would have done it in two coats. Trying to put it on thick you can see roller marks. I would have put a first coat on real thin and then come back with a second coat the next day. The only problem now is when there is a leaf or something on the floor I feel like I have to pick it up where before it was just the garage.


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06-29-07, 03:58 PM   #20 (permalink)  
Poor Product, Poor Customer Service

We purchased 2 of these kits for our garage floor. It Stated that each kit would cover 500sq feet on a sealed surface, 250sq ft on bare concrete. Our garage is roughly 450 sq ft. with bare concrete so according to their specs, 2 kits should have well covered it. We spent 3 days preparing the floor, cleaning it, removing grease spots, etc. Finally it got time to use the product. We applied it according to directions and waited for it to dry. We were expecting to see a beautiful floor, however what we ended up with was horrible. You can clearly see the roller strokes around each section that we did, it's evident it needs another coating. We were very upset about this, so I went to their website and tried to email them. At that time their email wasn't working properly. So I then went to Planet Feedback and left them email. I explained to them that their coverage description was lacking, it was misleading. I told them it looked horrible and requested either they refund my money or send me the product to place another coat on it. I heard nothing back from them. My husband then 3 days later got on their website and the email was working. He asked about painting over it and explained why. Again no answer. So this morning we called them. The woman then told him that the kits do not state that they will cover a certain amount and that to paint over it we would have to sand the entire floor. She also stated that it is not the products fault. I guess we're all illiterate or we are hallucinating about what they state the product will cover. I will not ever buy anything from rustoleum again and if you are planning on using the product, I suggest you buy more than what the box states it will cover. In fact, I would suggest doubling it.

 
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01-14-08, 04:36 PM   #21 (permalink)  
Be cautious about the review above (or below) this post. Review #20. DCaudill posted the exact same review on Amazon, about the Rustoleum Epoxy Product.

http://www.amazon.com/review/product...owViewpoints=1

This is the Quikrete product, different products from different companies.

 
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09-01-08, 02:29 PM   #22 (permalink)  
Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

don't buy it and don't use it.
the spec call out for one gal per garage and it only cover about 75%. the spec also call out for one coat is all it take for a beautiful garage floor - don't believe them, i end up buying 4 gal at $64 each plus tax at Lowes.
Here come the really bad news of using this product:
Tire marks everywhere each time you pull into the garage,
i am extremely disappointed - i have send them pictures of tire marks and trust me, these tire marks can not be removed.
Yes, the floor is clean and you can walk barefoots but you also see tire marks. You are better off with the floor mat from Costco and then just paint the the 4 corners.
Very disappointed - don't buy it.

 
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