Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by owasso38 Good Product
I highly recommend this over the non professional Epoxy Shield product. It is two full gallons of high solids epoxy coating. Definitely need to use the right size nap roller though, don't get too thick of nap.
The only down side is the smell, We started late in the day with the garage door open. Once the sun went down the bugs started coming in to the lights. We had to shut the door to keep the bugs out and off the freshly coated floor which led to a lot of fumes building up.
We added a clear coat to eliminate differences in shine. I would also recommend maybe doing the whole garage full length from one side to the other instead of in 4'x4' sections; I think it would help eliminate shine differences at the border of each section.
Definitely recommend this product. We will see how it continues to hold up.
November 20, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Very disappointed - chipping after two years
We are very disappointed. Two years ago, we thoroughly cleaned and prepped our garage floor per the directions that came with the product. We then applied this product, and also the separately sold clear coat. The garage looked wonderful until we actually started parking cars in the garage, and now where the tires come to rest, the paint rubbed right off all the way down to the base concrete. Unbelievable. What I thought was a decent product turned out to be awful. Now, I don't think we can re-apply the product without getting an industrial-grade floor sanding device, which would obviously be a major product.
October 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dylan Good Product - Great looking garage
We put Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield Professional Floor Coating on our garage floor a week ago. The product went down well (applies very easily) and fully covered my 3 car garage. The grey/silver color looks great and looks professionally done. There are more than enough flakes in the kit. Our garage has never looked better. I hope that it holds up. So far it seems like money well spent.
June 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chri5 there was only 4 kits available in the water base
i needed 10 kits to cover my shop floor turns out grainger had the solvent base for about 15% more but they had the quantities i needed so i had to return the water base. I have used this paint before and if prepped and cured correctly it is great!
September 7, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1300 nice product will buy again.
Very good product, but smells very strong for a long period.
January 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NickG Very nice product....prep is key!
I bought the professional kit (solvent based, NOT water based) to put in a 3-car garage over bare concrete (about 600 sq-ft of area). The concrete was about 7 years old, and had some oil stains and paint spills. I spent an entire day on prep. First I used the pressure cleaner to remove any dried paint spills and large surface contaminants. Then I used a degreaser and cleaned the entire surface. I paid extra attention to oil stains and scrubbed them until the water no longer beaded over them. Next up was etching the surface with muriatic acid. I did this in sections, scrubbing the concrete, then washing off the acid and concrete dust with the pressure washer. Once the entire surface was etched, I rinsed the entire surface with clean water again, then used a squeegee to remove the excess water. I dried the surface for over 24 hours using floor fans. When it was fully dry, the concrete had a white-ish appearance.
Note: if the concrete isn't fully, and I mean FULLY, dry before applying the epoxy, the epoxy will eventually peel or bubble up. That is YOUR fault and not the product's. So consider yourself warned :)
I purchased 2 kits for my 600 sq-ft garage. Using a power mixer, I mixed each gallon of Base material first. Note that alot of the material settles to the bottom of the container, so you'll want to pay extra attention to that and get it mixed very well. I then poured both gallons of the Base into a 5 gallon pail and mixed them together. This was to ensure that the color would be perfectly matched, and I wouldn't have a 2-tone effect. I then emptied 1 gallon back into the original can for use later on. You don't want to mix more than 1 kit at a time, as the working time will be SIGNIFICANTLY reduced and you'll end up throwing away alot of material.
The activator should also be mixed thoroughly in its own gallon can before putting it in the 5 gallon pail with the base. Once added to the base color, make sure to use a power mixer to thoroughly mix the products together, then wait the instructed number of minutes before using (30 minutes in my case).
Having 2 people to do this job is pretty much a necessity. My helper rolled the paint onto the floor, while I used a brush to do the edges and applied the colored flakes onto the rolled finish. Applying the flakes in an even pattern takes just as much time as rolling on the paint. Having a low powered fan blowing towards the paint not only helped with the fumes, but also aided distributing the flakes in a more even pattern.
I chose the dark gray paint color, which was a little too dark for my tastes, so I went overboard on the flake application. This brightened up the look of the gray, since the flakes had a white and blue color.
Once dried, the look was very good. The flakes provided a lot of grip for a non-slip surface. This was especially true in my case considering I intentionally applied a heavy layer of them. I then coated the paint/flakes with Rustoleum solvent based clear epoxy.
Each kit provides 2 gallons of mixed material. The pot life for these 2 gallons was about 2.5hrs for me at around 85 degF. I got about 400 sq-ft of coverage per kit (I used 1.5 kits for my 600 sq-ft garage).
I'll try and update this review with some long term results, but so far, the application has been trouble-free and the look superb.
August 1, 2013