Cool product. Easy to mix, easy to spread. Adheres well, even with pets. Do yourself a favor a...
June 05, 2018
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
Cool product. Easy to mix, easy to spread. Adheres well, even with pets. Do yourself a favor and tie up your dog until it is set. After I spread this stuff on my garage floor I went to use the bathroom, my dog decided to roll around in it. It did leave a rather unusual texture, now it's got a non skid feature I call Labratexture. The dog now has a nice gray coating that resists water. Looks kind of cool with the color chips, Dexter now matches my garage floor. He blends in quite nicely with the floor when he lays down on it.
Epoxy Shield was very easy to roll. Bought two kits, but only needed one. I used both anyway and ...
April 11, 2018
Epoxy Shield was very easy to roll. Bought two kits, but only needed one. I used both anyway and it looks awesome. My garage is 450 sq ft and I still left over from epoxy each kit. I also put down epoxy clear coat with the anti-skid. Looks even better with the clear on. In my pics is after the two coats installed. I made a lil shaker for the flakes from a paint jug from Home Depot and it worked really well. I didnt wanna throw the flakes. Also flakes are plenty, only used 2 paks from both kits.
The painting step of this project was so quick and easy! I have a 2 1/2 car garage with normal dirt/stains/oil stains. The prep was the hard work. I used 3 gallons of Rustoleum Cleaner and Degreaser, scrubbed with a stiff brush on an extension pole, and rinsed 3 times (twice with the hose and the last time with buckets of water sluiced across the floor and then pushed out with a push broom). I let it dry for 5 days (that's when I had my next day off to work on it) without walking or driving on it to keep it clean. It had dried to a bleached whale bone white and felt like newly poured concrete. The run-off did not affect my grass or flowers on the side of the driveway. I followed the directions to the letter including choosing a day with humidity <80% and temp of 70-80 degrees. I mixed the epoxy as directed, added a bag of anti-skid powder to each batch, brushed the edges along the garage walls one section at a time then rolled on the paint. I sprinkled the color chips on each 6x10 area as I finished it as that is as far as I could reach to toss them. I bought 2 extra bags of color chips (thanks to reviews I had read) and it worked out perfectly. I was worried about running out of paint, but when I had the first half of the garage done, I had a small,amount of paint left from the first bag, so then I relaxed knowing the second bag would finish the job just fine. It looks awesome! It took this 53 year old woman about 2 hours working alone to do the painting. I didn't walk on it for 2 days, but when I did it was fine. My 3 year old granddaughter likes it so much she actually danced on it! I don't plan to drive on it for at least another week. I just want to be extra cautious.
Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Easy to Use, Even Application, Good Coverage, Looks Great, Looks High End, Very Adhesive
I read quite a few reviews online before I took...
May 16, 2019
I read quite a few reviews online before I took on this project. My garage floor was in really bad shape. The previous owner decided to put carpet in the garage so I had to remove the dried up glue and lots of paint spills before I could even start. After three days of scrapping the glue and paint I felt I had about 90% of it removed and I the only way to get it all was to rent a grinder. I did not want to invest the time or money to rent a grinder so I just moved on. Most of the negative reviews that I have been reading were that there was not enough paint to cover a 2 car garage. I decided to add one more step to the process to help my paint go further. I purchased a gallon of concrete primer and applied it to my 400 sq ft garage floor after the etch process. I had Plenty of paint and wished I would have applied a thicker coat. I also decided to apply the clear top coat and I am glad I did. It made the floor much nicer and it says that it is also stronger. I have been driving on my floor for over a month now and I have had no problems. No peeling or hot tire marks. I am not sure why using a primer would not be recommended since it was only $20 bucks and seem worth it to make the $100 epoxy paint go further. I would recommend when applying the top coat to have plenty of lighting because when I applied mine it was difficult to see where it was being applied. After it dried I could see a couple of spots that did not get the top coat but when I do my other garage the end of this summer I will go back and hit those spots.
The result was great and well worth the time. Preparation is the key to getting the result you wa...
January 18, 2017
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
The result was great and well worth the time. Preparation is the key to getting the result you want. The cleaning process took a full day and waiting for the concrete to dry took two days with a fan. The paint flowed smoothly and was easy to apply. Very good product.
In summary: Great product. Easy to make the garage look great. Long version: I always wanted to ...
March 25, 2019
In summary: Great product. Easy to make the garage look great.
Long version: I always wanted to do this, but the hardest part is having an empty garage. We just moved into a new place and this was my chance. I forbid the wife to put anything in the garage until this was done.
0. Prep: none needed. New garage so no stains or cracks.
1. Cleaning: Easy...sweep, sweep, wash, dry, acid wash, dry overnight.
2. Applying: This "kit" is basically 2 kits combined. There are two bags of everything, including the epoxy. I read some reviews that said the colors vary, so I followed the instructions to mix the epoxy in the bags separately. Once a few minutes had passed, I disregarded the instructions and opened both bags and mixed them together in a 5 gal bucket.
Application was easy as rolling paint on a floor. Whole garage in 45 minutes including the edges.
Paint chips: they include a lot of chips. We nearly used all of it because the wife went nuts throwing the chips everywhere. But it looks great.
Drying: Hardest part is not using the garage for a few days. Also, I used some bricks to stop the garage door from resting on the painted surface.
Great product. For the price and ease of application. Paint...
February 07, 2019
Great product. For the price and ease of application. Paint was much thinner and easier to apply than I thought. Coverage was also better than expected. Bought two kits but didn’t even use all of first kit with my 2.5 garage 575 sq ft. 90% prep. 10% application.
Absolutely amazing product! I used it on my basement floor and it turned out great. As we painted...
January 22, 2019
Absolutely amazing product! I used it on my basement floor and it turned out great. As we painted about a 4' x 4' section, we sprinkled the colored flecks onto the wet paint. So fun!! My old floor was black in color (from adhesive from the old linoleum tile) and this stuff covered it in one coat with no bleed-through. We also used the non-skid additive (sold separately) which gave us a non-slippery finish with only a slight sheen. The way this product comes packaged (in a large foil pouch) makes mixing a breeze. Very low odor and clean-up with warm water. I can't rave about this product enough!!
The product is extremely easy to use. You don't need much if any experience to use this product. Start off by blowing, sweeping and rinsing the garage floor. Once dry, begin the etching process by following the easy instructions. I used a garden sprayer to evenly coat the concert with the solution. Work in small sections and scrub with a stiff bristle brush. Rinse immediately! Repeat until the space you are painting is completely etched. Rinse thoroughly per instructions.
The smoke produced is a little noxious, try not to inhale. allow several hours for the water to dry before applying the epoxy. Use epoxy roller and spread paint evenly. Work in small sections and throw confetti down onto the wet paint as you go. If the paint drys the confetti won't stick. I recomend coating with a clear coat product for floors. The confetti will come off if you try to wash the floor without applying a clear coat.
I also recommend using a concert primer before applying the epoxy. Also, two coats would definitely be better, but isn't necessary.
The final product looks great. However, without a clear coat you will see tire marks.