Rated 4 out of 5Â by 77
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Josh Great product!
I purchased this product because the house I bought had oil stains and the garage floor looked unbearable. At first I was hesitant to apply an epoxy coating to my garage floor, but also didn't want to pay for it to be professionally done. The instructions are straight forward and I used Behr 990 degreaser and cleaner. I live in Omaha and it's pretty humid here, so I left a little extra time for the concrete to dry before applying. I couldn't be more pleased with the result and I feel this will pay for itself several times over when I sell this house. Attached are before and after photos. Also, be liberal with the flakes, the end product is slippery and I bought an extra precautionary pack but didn't use it.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cowboy911 Killer Product
This is an inexpensive way to make a dramatic impact. I've use this once before - about 10 years ago in my last house and decided to use in my new home. As is expected - prep is critical. I used a grinder to remove any stains and residues from construction, Rustoleum Epoxy Crack Sealer, and the included acid wash. Then rinsed the floor twice. I also used a blow torch to evaporate any remaining water from the concrete before applying. A clean and dry floor will ensure it bonds as designed. Itâs critical that you apply evenly across the floor. If you prep right and apply correctly it will last for-ever. I also added a coat of the Epoxy Clear - itâs the final touch and worth the extra money.
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by marquez Best investment for my garage
The absolute best thing I couldve done to my garage floor. Easy to do, quick, and just one bucket covered my 2 car garage. Great price for the whole kit as well. If you're thinking about it, just get it!
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by cataber Excellent value-for-money
This is now the third garage floor I've coated with this product. This time, I did a bit more research and compared several other products, including store brands and some Internet-only brands. While this is not the cheapest, nor is it considered "the best", I found that this product delivers the best value-for-money for me.
When applying this product, be sure to spend extra time with the prep work. The application of the product itself is not terribly difficult, but if you take the time to properly prep the surface, including pressure washing, etching, applying patch to large cracks and holes, etc., you'll be more satisfied with the outcome. Of course, that means you'll need to leave your garage empty for a lot longer.
You also need warmer weather to do this project: it says you should not apply the epoxy when the temperature is below 55F, so in our case, we had to wait until late April to even apply, and I ended up giving it an extra day (beyond the 72 hours suggested) for it to fully cure before I put my freezer back on it or drove my vehicles on it.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by HandyManBoy Great product for a garage noob.
First timer epoxy user. Applied to my brand new 3 car garage. Wanted a nice, clean, unabused surface before I started moving all my stuff into the house. My garage is 820 square feet. I bought two of the "2 and 1/2 car garage" kits at $99 each plus supplies including floor squeegee, scrub brush, paint rollers and pans for another $65 or $70 or so. Spent a total of ~$270.00.
The box says each kit will cover 500 square feet but you will be lucky if you get 400 or 450. I double coated areas where I thought I would have high traffic and was able to cover 820 square feet with 2-500 square feet kits. As others have noted, most work comes during prep. I suggest you do a general sweep first with a wide area broom. Then do the degreasing, scrubbing, spraying, etching, and squeegee-ing as given in the instructions. Let it dry over night, then water and squeegee once more if your floor is really filthy. Dry again and then sweep up the last bits of dust and debris. I spent another afternoon sealing up cracks and stress fractures with DAP concrete acrylic/silicone and then sand- papering it down. So I spent about 4 afternoons of prepping at about 4 hours per session. Application of the epoxy coating itself was quick. I worked alone during the whole process so I was worried about not coating the floor within the recommended pot time (e.g, you have to use up the activated epoxy within 1 hour if its 85 degrees outside). Nothing to worry about. As long as you have all the paints, activators, brushes, and what-knot ready, you will have no trouble. I was able to trim, coat, and add the decorative chips all by my lonesome in mildly humid Orlando Florida weather and had no trouble. If you have some one help you, it will obviously go even faster. The good thing about doing it myself is I probably burned about 3-4 pounds of sweat off. Sure, you could get a professional to do it for you but for $270, it's a no-brainer in terms of cost vs value. See my before and after photos.
December 16, 2013