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Old 04-07-2018, 10:00 AM   #1
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Anyone had any good experience with the "Rust Oleum" style of acrylic garage floor coatings? Or know of an industrial grade coating system? I want to do the color with the chips. This is for my garage, 30 x 55....so lots of floor.

Built this home 7 years ago, and just now getting to this...the "cobler's kids have no shoes"....
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:36 AM   #2
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Expert on floor coverings I am not, but experience with crappy floor paint I am. Car tires are super hard on floor paints. Every auto shop I have worked at that has tried painting the floors has had peel up from car tires. Buy the best industrial paint you can! No one wants to shut the shop down for more than a 3 day weekend.

Grind it/ball bearing whatever to take the top off, acid wash it, let it dry, paint it, then don't put anything on it for days. I wouldn't consider parking rubber on it for weeks without putting something between.

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The Rustoleum stuff doesn't hold up or last very long. I've used it.
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Do NOT recommend it. The Rust Oleum coating will not hold up to car tires and the warm tires will pull it up.

I do quite a few epoxy floors, last one i done was a 3500 sq ft auto dealership service dept.

I highly recommend you grind the sealer off the existing concrete with a diamond concrete grinder and open it up. To see if your concrete is ready for coating pour some water on it and make sure it soaks in right away, if it beads up it is not ready, keep grinding.

I highly recommend you look at the Armorseal line of epoxy floor coatings sold by Sherwin Williams, they are excellent. There are solvent based, recommended for vehicles, and water based for foot traffic.

If you are going to add color chips in the second coat and the floor will be driven on then the chips will need a coat of sealer so tires don't pull them up. Rexthane is best sealer for the solvent based coatings. Seal off your house and make sure no ignition sources. Nasty stuff but very good.

Once finished consider the floor will be slippery when it gets wet, about like a smooth troweled concrete, no one can suggest to me how to add slip resistance without it making the floor looking like [email protected], so be careful if you go that route.
All your effort is in the prep.

Another option are polymer floors, (all chips with clear finish) that's is all i know about them. Good luck.

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If you need a quick turnaround, look at polyaspartics (A type of two part polyurethane.) Supposedly, you can park a vehicle on it in 48 hours. I waited a week.

A long time ago, I bought some of this stuff at a salvage place west of Ft. Worth. Supposedly, it was some Desert Storm surplus. It has held up remarkably well and didn't react with a new set of tires on my one ton cutaway a couple of weeks after application. It came only in a desert tan color.

I only wish I had taken a torch to the fiber reinforcement in the concrete. But they again, it might have been took slick had I done that.
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There is a commercial grade I saw being applied in a military hangar...and it looked awesome. But I have yet to find anything comparable.

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