epoxy for garage floor

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Old 03-23-07, 07:57 PM
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epoxy for garage floor

i was wondering if anyone has any experience with that epoxy paintr for garage floors . i was thinking about doing my garage floor this spring with it and wanted to know of the pros and cons of it or any other recommendations. just looking for something to make it look nice and something that oil will not stain on.
 

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Old 03-30-07, 07:34 PM
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Read through previous posts or use the search feature at the top of the page. This topic has been discussed a million times, burried, dug up, discussed another thousand times...

I epoxied my toy car garage a few years ago and it still looks great.

Advice:
If you cannot follow all the directions properly do not do it.
The prep work (cleaning & etching the floor) is 3/4 the work and will have a lot to do with how well the floor holds up over time.
 
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epoxy for garage floor

Cool. I'm all set to got with the prep; muriatic acid, mask- goggles. I'm done with the degreasing. But can the concrete be damaged if the acid is too concentrated?
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If you use a strong etch you can etch the concrete to the point where you expose sand and leave a coarse texture. If you are applying a thick coating of epoxy I don't think it hurts.

Just make sure you rinse the floor very, very well after etching. Do your etch and rinse, let the floor dry, then run your finger over the floor. If you get a white "chalk" on your finger you need to rinse more.
 
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Not to hijack this thread but I have an epoxy floor I did 8 years ago (Rustoleum) and it's about time to refinish it. What would need to be done to prep the existing epoxy floor for a new coat? By the way I got 8 years of use on my floor with proper prep work, I could probably get another 1-2 years on it but I like the look of the new floor. Also, I want to add a no-slip agent any suggestions? Shark Grip? Thanks
 
 

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