Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FrankMichigan Solvent based clear is a must!
My garage floor was in dire need of attention. The floor had spills and leaks on it over the last 20 years so as a professional painting contractor I ruled out any water-based coating. Let me add, i don't do epoxy but I do understand the basics so in order to achieve a professional industrial strength coating, these are some key steps I took...
- A decent garage floor can be acid etched however my floor, even after being cleaned with a degreaser, still had visible stains so I rented a grinder. This gave me a clean porous surface for top adhesion.
- The smell of a solvent based epoxy can be a bit much, but please remember solvent base is what you want for a strong durable floor that won't peel.
- Use at least 2 gallons for you final topcoat and don't stretch out the product because it will affect the sheen so make sure to apply it liberally.
My floor was done in Epoxy Shield solvent base....couldn't be happier.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melaine great product... apply on easily within 90 mins
had coated the floor with the epoxy shield and one common mistake many folks make.. ithey did not add the clearcoat... and this missing layer .. might be the cause of the peeling etc..
mix the 2 tins... activator / base and had my roller and halogen spotlight ready..... i skipped using the paint tray... and pour the mixed compound on the floor direct and spread it with the roller... this gave it a more uniform coat... of course.. once you add in the antiskid... stir stir stir.... everytime i poured a small portion on the floor ... had some left over and i spread it over the section where heavy foot traffic is apparent... example the side exit doorway of the garage...
am letting the garage cure for at least a week... before i move my stuff in... and another 2 weeks.. before i drive my vehicles in the garage...
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheSkymut Looks great, easy to apply
Application was easy with a roller. You have to get a good look to make sure you overlap and don't miss a spot, but it's fairly easy in good lighting. I gave it four days to dry and it looks outstanding.
October 8, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Batt55 Clear coat turned Yellow in 2 months
I have use the epoxy floor paint on three different houses with good results. I decided to apply a coat of the clear coat on my new garage it looked great for the first 60 days then turned yellow. I called Rust-Oleum to explain what happen and there response we don't recommend using the either product outside the garage doors. The floor would look unfinished after painting the entire floor and not cover the last 12 inches. At the price they charge per gallon and the yellowing in 2 months I would skip the clear coat.
September 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by our23 great product
I applied 967sf of base product and it came out fine,when i applied the clear coat i ended up with flat spots,i called rust-oleum customer service and they thought i might had rolled it too thin. They went above and beyond expected and refunded me for 1 new gallon of clear to fix the flat spots.....Thank You Rust-oleum That is customer Service I only wish all companies were like that.
April 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greydog65 Word of Caution
I purchased 3 kits of this, and found out after the fact that it's not intended for use in area's that are subject to direct sunlight due to yellowing and fading. This fact IS NOT mentioned anywhere in the advertisement, and is only noted on the instruction sheet. Not sure if I'll even use it now because when my garage doors are up I do have some portion of the floor exposed to sunlight. Would have been nice to know before I placed my order and spent $300!
October 27, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by trey only lasts in areas that you do not drive on
Paint flaked up in numerous spots even in spots where my tires were not touching it, called company and they sent out a new quart for touch up but the same spots still wore off quickly. Not worth a couple hundred dollars that I paid. Now I am stuck with constantly scrapping it up when it gets flaky. My floor looks terrible now, half painted, big blotches where the concrete is coming through.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by andychops EpoxyShield clear coat
This stuff is great, it makes the floor look like it's wet all the time... very glossy. It's also very good at hiding the imperfections from the EpoxyShield floor coating. After my gray floor coating dried, there were some areas that had a white cloudy residue (not sure why), and it wouldn't come off. I also had to do my garage one half at a time because I've got too much stuff in there to do it all at once. So there was a noticeable line between coats. Anyway the clear coat pretty much took care of all these problems and now it looks virtually flawless. If you've already spent the time and money to epoxy the floor, spend the extra 100 bucks and clear coat it. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later.
Oh and all the other reviews about the smell are correct, it really stinks. But it was still relatively painless to apply (easier than the floor coating). Also, don't get this stuff on your hands, very tough to get off!
January 30, 2011