Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fran Feedback
I've been happy with the final result of this product. It went on easy and looks great. Time will tell how it holds up over time. The only problem was one of the cans busted during shipping. About a quarter of the hardener in one of boxes was spilled in box. Fortunately I was able to complete project by using equal amounts of product left. I did not have the time to return product and wait for additional shipment as inclement weather was expected in coming days and project had to be done that week.
January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TI1995 Good Product, Excellent Value, Here Some Tips...
I have used this product twice now and have learned some tips specific to this brand. Note, these tips are for the PROFESSIONAL floor coating system, not the standard edition. They are different.
1.) Unless you have a brand new slab of concrete, as always, take the time to do all the prep-work completely and correctly... a.) Clean garage floor with bleach and TSP and rinse, b.) de-grease with mineral spirits on tough stains and then wash again with an industrial de-greaser and rinse. c.) power wash, preferably at 3,000 psi. d.) Acid etch with phosphoric acid, muriatic acid, or similar, then neutralize with baking soda and rinse. e.) power wash again. f.) rinse, rinse, rinse until efflorescence (white powder) stops being left behind as a residue.
2.) Very porous concrete and/or cracked concrete will need to be patched. The Rust-Oleum Epoxy patch works well, but it quite expense per sq ft. I found cementitious products did not feather-out to the degree I wanted for a smooth finish. I would recommend something like Pro Chem's Sure Patch or perhaps a polymer modified concrete. The other option is to complete re-float the floor.
3.) When using the product I recommend the following: a.) Definitely do two coats. Why? Because your patches and your older concrete will absorb the epoxy at different rates and will end-up providing some areas with a flat finish and others with a glossy finish. By using two coats, you'll seal the floor first and then get a consistent finish coat. b.) If using only 1/2 the product per coat, DO NOT mix the entire batch and stick half in the freezer. Measure part A and B and mix only that amount. Otherwise your 2nd coat will be a gloppy mess. c.) I highly recommend thinning the product before application. Why? Because I found that otherwise it does not flow-out very well and will leave the texture of the roller imprinted in the coats. According to Rustoleum Epoxy Shield Technical Support, the product can be thinned-out up to 3% with Xylene. I suggest closer to 1.5% (Thus, 1.9 oz of Xylene per mixed gallon). d.) I also highly encourage you to use the paint chips as they nicely hide any irregularities in your concrete.
4.) I also highly recommend finishing with a clear coat. I did use the Rustoleum Clear High-Gloss 2-Part Premium Floor Coating Kit (note: cannot buy in CT, must go the NY) and I was very pleased with the results. By using a clear-coat, if at any time you want to fix scratches and scuffs, just give a quick sanding and throw-down another coat. However, please note that the solvent used in this specific product is very difficult to find and costs about $100 per gallon. So, do not plan on cleaning any tools you use to apply this product. Plan to throw-away any brushes and rollers used, and thus buy cheap ones for this project.
5.) MAKE SURE TO WEAR A RESPIRATOR (which is NOT a dust mask) with either of these products.
Good luck and have fun!
October 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Garagemahal Good by itself. Great with Clear Coat
Be SURE to prepare the surface REALLY well. If this isn't done correctly, the coating WILL peel. Floor preparation accounts for 90% of this project. I can not stress it enough.....FLOOR PREP IS KEY. The coating goes on rather easily. Be SURE to keep "wet lines" while applying to each 4x4 section. If not, transitions lines will be VERY visible. If transition lines are present, they can be corrected by applying Rust-Oleum's clear coat epoxy (HIGHLY recommended). Not only another level of protection for your already GOOD looking floor, but a GREAT looking clear coated floor you can be proud of. Sorry website wouldn't upload any pics.
June 11, 2014