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Old June 1st, 2015, 06:03 PM
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Best Garage Epxoy Floor paint?

What say you? Who makes the best? I will be doing on my own.
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if your planing on welding or cutting anything it will leave burn marks

i used Epoxy Coating for Garage and Basement Concrete Floors with very good results has lasted 10yr so far
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I used the Behr premium garage floor concrete paint. I made absolutely sure I prepped extremely well and it turned out great. We'll see how it lasts over the next year or so. I'll post pics when I get back.
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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:06 PM
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Thanks guys. I've looked at Sherwin Williams and Ucoatit. Gonna keep researching.
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After a bad experience with floor paint which flaked from day 1 which was probably bad prep work I used industrial linoleum in my last house. Great stuff unless you had really hot Tires of course.
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my neighbor just had this laid down... looks awesome.


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I used U-coat-it when I moved into my house in 2006. Pretty impressed compared to stuff I tried at home depot. I have not had any tire lifting in almost 9 years of use. I am seeing scratches were the garbage can has been moved into place and once I was moving the boat around and a rock was under the tongue wheel and it scratched.

I would recommend this product if all you do is park vehicles and drink in the garage. Any heavy wrenching, welding or dragging items around will scratch the floor.

Also I do not like the flake look so I went with just the top coat. I wanted a nice clean shiny floor. Without the flakes, my floor is super slippery when it gets wet.
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I used Epoxy-coat. If you go that route call them to place order and tell them you're a garagejournal.com registeree (is that even a word?). You'll get a discounted price. I used two kits to complete approximately 792 sq ft. It does look good but bear in mind several things. It is very slippery when wet. It will yellow with UV exposure especially if you clear coat. It scratches and chips. My concrete was brand new so clean up wasn't an issue. I still diamond ground the surface and used muratic acid to ensure a good tooth. The seams were filled with a Sikaflex product. Don't buy the cheap water based products. They will not hold up...period. My neighbor regrets that he cheap'd out here. Overall, I would do it again.
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I used industrial 100% solids epoxy from a local industrial supplier (Canadian company) in our basement, which is a wood shop. Two heavy coats. No smell, no fumes, easy to apply but you have to work quick. It turned out great but I am somewhat disappointed at how easily it scratches. I will second the comment that it is probably not suited to a very tough working environment. If your garage is spotless, you can probably get away with it.

I had used Sherwin Williams Tile Clad in the garage a few years ago, and it did not last at all, but I have been told that my slab had too fine a finish. I am going to grind it and start over. I may just seal it though, since the garage is pretty much a metal fab shop these days and I think epoxy will get wrecked pretty quick.
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Nothing you can buy over the counter will hold up. Look for industrial options like Stonhard or Tnemec. Prep, textured broadcast, and multiple top-coats are key to longevity. Materials alone run $6 to 10 per Sq/ft so it adds up fast, but if applied correctly is good for 20 years of wrenching.
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Here's the photos for the Behr stuff I used. I hadn't swept up again in the last photo and the only other finished floor photo I have is with the garage loaded with my junk. I swept/mopped, scraped, swept/mopped, stripped, scraped, swept/mopped, painted, swept/mopped, flaked, cleared x2, swept eventually. About 900 sq. ft. and took me 3 days on and off between tile demo in the house.




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I used VCT for my floor with industrial adhesive 8 years ago and have not had an issue even with the NJ winters...I have had it cleaned and waxed by a guy who does retail stores and it looks great...easy to install, cheap, and if needed easy to pull up a tile to replace...I have a 9,000lb capacity lift on it, but I do park on carpet tiles to absorb the water / slush and so the tires don't discolor the tiles...

Now only if the darn D90 would fit under the garage door height....really need to raise the door header..!
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Nice! I would get a cot or a hammock and live in there
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thats sweet.. whats the wall height?
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thats sweet.. whats the wall height?
Just shy of 13'....

The darn door / header is so much lower...just get the Range Rover in, but the Defender not even close...
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Not sure if you guys are referring to Adam or myself, but...

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Nice! I would get a cot or a hammock and live in there
I've had a bunch of people over for BBQ and beers by the fire pit since we bought the place and frequently hear how my garage is bigger than their apartments.

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thats sweet.. whats the wall height?
I've got just a hair over 10 feet. I considered raising it but I can just use the lift at the shop instead of installing one here. I've got a buddy coming over in a few weeks to add duct work in the attic to cool/heat the garage as well. One of the air handlers is just inside the house and the attic is connected over the garage so it shouldn't be too tedious.
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I've got a buddy coming over in a few weeks to add duct work in the attic to cool/heat the garage as well. One of the air handlers is just inside the house and the attic is connected over the garage so it shouldn't be too tedious.
I wish I could have put A/C in...the electric heater does a nice job when I am in there...

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Love the gloss floor!

Did you paint the walls or use FRP? I use FRP in my store kitchens but it is NOT cheap!
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Love the gloss floor!

Did you paint the walls or use FRP? I use FRP in my store kitchens but it is NOT cheap!
Thanks! Yours will be much more durable than mine but I just really like the glossy finish.

I just painted it. The plywood that is up was extremely dry and took all of 10 gallons of Kilz to get a proper finish. Then I used about 5 gallons of high gloss white to get as much light reflection as possible and keep it relatively easy to wipe smudges off.
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