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Old 04-06-05, 05:45 PM
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Garage Floor

Hi
Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question...
I want to epoxy my garage floor. Its 35years old but in pretty good shape, but I want it to last as long as possible, so I'm going with the epoxy.

I've seen a couple of products, Rustolium makes a kit that runs for under
50$ and There is something called U-Coat-It that runs for about 250.00.

Does anyone have any knowledge using either product?

thanks
John
 
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Old 04-06-05, 06:49 PM
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No experience with either of them. Are they alkyd or latex? Two-part?
Is there paint on the floor now, or is it bare concrete?
 
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Old 04-06-05, 08:36 PM
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there are both a two part mix, so its a very hard coating (epoxy). The important part is prep'ing the floor, de greasing etc...
The floor is bare concrete
 
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Old 04-06-05, 09:37 PM
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Yep, degreasing is a must. Might want to etch it also. I feel the two-part epoxies are the best type, definitely dry harder than pre-mix.

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Old 04-07-05, 05:34 AM
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I would go to your local SW store and seek some advice

If it were me I would grab a gallon of muratic acid and scrub that floor down,then power wash it
I would also look into H&C Cement stain as an alternitive to epoxy
its way easier to apply and can be touched up later,wheres as epoxy can not
However if Epoxy is what you want I would stay away from those mass produced kits and grab me a industrial 2 part epoxy from SW
 
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Old 04-07-05, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for the replies- what are SW stores?
 
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Old 04-07-05, 11:54 AM
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Old 04-07-05, 06:06 PM
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Yes, do pressure wash and then etch with muratic acid. Then rinse real well again.
 
 

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