I have always wanted to treat my garage floor and finally got around to doing it. While this takes a lot of effort, the results are worth it in my opinion. First, you need to remove everything that sits on your garage floor. Next sweep/vacuum the floor. I found that a vacuum works best here as it gets up a lot of the dust particles. Then use a cleaner/de-greaser (such as Rust-Oleum 301243 Cleaner and Degreaser, 1 gallon. This is sold separately from the kit) to scrub the most dirty/greasy spots on the floor, using a brush attached to an extension pole (or on your hands and knees if desired). I used 2 gallons for cleaning my 2-car garage floor. Then hose it down completely (I used a pressure washer), ensuring that all the cleaner and dirt is gone. Then wait for the floor to dry. This can take a while depending on how humid it is outside (I happened to do my garage floor over a 3 day weekend right when it started raining out for 2 days straight). I recommend at this point taking a putty knife and scraping any area that has protrusions or bits of concrete sticking up. Now vacuum the entire floor again. Next you are ready to "etch" the floor. The kit provides you with an etching solution (powder) that you mix with 2 gallons of water and scrub using the same scrub brush as before. I recommend a plastic scrub brush. My floor took 4 packets (8 gallons) to completely etch. Once you have finished etching, you need to spray the floor off completely (I used a garden hose for this). Again, wait for the floor to completely dry. Finally, you are ready to apply the paint. The instructions are pretty clear, but basically you shake the two-part bag and then roll one part (A) into the other part (B) and it breaks the seal that was separating the two parts. You must then shake the package to completely mix to the two parts for about 2-3 minutes. You then cut a corner open and pour the thick material into a paint bucket. You can slowly fold the package towards the cut while pointing it into the bucket. Keep folding it over itself until you reach the cut corner. Then you can twist the package "tube" to get the final amount into the bucket. I found this to be the best method of getting nearly all of the thick mixture out of the thick plastic bag. Now pour in the coloring tint and stir the tint into the mixture for about 2 minutes using the provided stirring stick (you can also use a paddle on a drill but that is just one more thing you have to clean). You are now ready to paint. Start by painting the border/edges of your floor using a 3" brush (I recommend wearing knee protectors for this part). Then pour about 5' long x 4" wide swaths of the paint about a foot away from the border and using a roller and the provided roller cover, paint the floor in sections. Completely cover one section before moving on to the next. I used 4 packages (4 kits) to paint my floor. I then put large fans outside my garage to help dry the floor faster. I shut my garage doors over night and the next morning the floor was dry enough to walk on with no stickiness whatsoever. However, I noticed a number of spots that I had not covered quite as well as the rest of the floor, so I used a 5th package of the mixture and repainted over those spots. The end result worked out nicely (see photo). You should wait at least 1.5 to 2 days of low humid weather before you drive your car onto the garage floor. You are not going to be able to clean out the bucket, roller cover, or paintbrush so expect to discard those items when finished. Note that each kit contains a stirring stick and a roller cover, and I found that one roller cover was good for at least two kits worth of painting. I started with 6 kits so I have one left over that I can use in the future should any spots need touching up.
Dries Quickly, Easy Instructions, Good Protection