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Not sure if this is the right forum, but it IS a DIY deal- at least in my case.

Anybody paint their garage floors with that battleship gray paint, the kind with the flecks that you spread onto it while it's wet? Any particular brands that are better than others? Is it durable enough to last 10 or more years? And lastly, about how much does the paint cost to do a 2 car garage?

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I would be interested as well.

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No experience myself but the consensus over at the Garage Journal forum seems that any kind of paint won't hold up in the long run. Among other issues, heat from tires is especially hard on the paint. A company called RaceDeck makes tiles that are kick ass and easy to install, but pricey. http://www.RaceDeck.com/

The guys at Garage Journal are as passionate about their garages as we are about our bikes ... tons of info. Here's the flooring section.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=20

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Paint, being the same as epoxy?

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I used an epoxy I bought from
Costco. Came with the flecks. be careful it is slippery when wet.

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No experience myself but the consensus over at the Garage Journal forum seems that any kind of paint won't hold up in the long run. Among other issues, heat from tires is especially hard on the paint. A company called RaceDeck makes tiles that are kick ass and easy to install, but pricey. http://www.RaceDeck.com/

The guys at Garage Journal are as passionate about their garages as we are about our bikes ... tons of info. Here's the flooring section.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=20
You are the man!! Thanks for that info as its been something ive been looking for! I just bought a garage (it came with a house for mrs_garvin90) so im itching to make it look professional.

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this sounds like something im gonna do in the spring

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If you've got oil stains take the time to clean em and seal em or the paint can lift over time ... Got garage paint from homedepot and learned the hard way😱


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Oil Stains, isopropyl alcohol, wet, scrub, repeat. Air dry for a couple of days, repeat process again.

For good adhesion to concrete, acid etch the surface. For best adhesion sandblast the surface to a 80-100 grit feel finish or ,0015 or 002 of an inch profile

Use a good quality two part epoxy, for a non slip, broadcast in clean white sand, very lightly, backroll the epoxy after the sand.

Depending on your floor size, if you need more than one kit (most of the time you do) "box" both the A and B parts separately before mixing them. This will keep an even color throughout the job. Boxing is simply mixing both kits of the A side together to get an even coloring and mixing both kits of the B side together.

Most of the time the pigment will be in the A side but sometimes it is in the B side. I have seen A side materials have different color variations even with the same batch numbers from the plant where they were produced.

Hot tire pickup is the hardest on floor coatings, in summer hot tires parked on the coating will "soften" or liquify the coating causing it to adhere to the patch of the tire in contact with the floor, cheap porch and floor paints with no surface prep are the most susceptable to this type of damage.

Proper surface preparation is 95% of your job. Do that right and you will have a floor coating that will last for years.


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Oil Stains, isopropyl alcohol, wet, scrub, repeat. Air dry for a couple of days, repeat process again.

For good adhesion to concrete, acid etch the surface. For best adhesion sandblast the surface to a 80-100 grit feel finish or ,0015 or 002 of an inch profile

Use a good quality two part epoxy, for a non slip, broadcast in clean white sand, very lightly, backroll the epoxy after the sand.

Depending on your floor size, if you need more than one kit (most of the time you do) "box" both the A and B parts separately before mixing them. This will keep an even color throughout the job. Boxing is simply mixing both kits of the A side together to get an even coloring and mixing both kits of the B side together.

Most of the time the pigment will be in the A side but sometimes it is in the B side. I have seen A side materials have different color variations even with the same batch numbers from the plant where they were produced.

Hot tire pickup is the hardest on floor coatings, in summer hot tires parked on the coating will "soften" or liquify the coating causing it to adhere to the patch of the tire in contact with the floor, cheap porch and floor paints with no surface prep are the most susceptable to this type of damage.

Proper surface preparation is 95% of your job. Do that right and you will have a floor coating that will last for years.
I am doing mine in the spring have had several customers do their own and no problems some are 5 yrs old .Sherman willams I am going to use Bare and I think harley orange
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