Rust-Oleum Epoxyshield Garage Floor Coating Kit, Grey
Great looking product
Time will tell how this will hold up to Alberta Winters, Two things I would do different. First, I used two kits for my double garage and mixed the kits one at a time as I need it, I have a visible line from the two cans, one slightly darker than the other, had I known I would have mixed both kits together to avoid the difference.
Second, the flakes... perhaps opt not to use them. I have brushed the floor a couple of times after 48 hours and a few of them have come off.
They say to wait 12 hours before walking, however, be careful with anything that has moisture such as bare feet because they could stick. 24-48 hours is more like it.
May 13, 2013
Best floor paint, for new concrete.
I applied this paint on my garage floor 5 years ago. It was a new garage, so there was no oil or other spills to contend with. I still used TSP and a pressure washer to prepare the floor, and followed the instructions to the letter. I also used the "flakes" to add some extra color to the floor. The paint dries very fast, so when applying the flakes, you must do it following the roller to get a consistent pattern. The secret to success with this product is the preparation of the floor. If there is any dirt or grease on the floor, I doubt any amount of cleaning will be enough.
March 1, 2013
Not bad but best for light or no vehicle traffic
I tried this on my concrete garage floor in Montreal. I scrubbed the floor like crazy with the chemicals that are in the kit, rinsed well, and let dry for 8 days before painting (and I added the optional anti-skid grit). I let the paint dry for 7days before putting anything back into the garage. It was a big improvement over the bare concrete since I could sit or lay on the floor while working on the car without getting all white. However after the first winter it was starting to wear off where the car had driven on it, and I didn't put the car in the garage except on very cold days or when I wanted to work on the car (maybe 4 times a month on average). The epoxy doesn't stand up to the road salt and the abrasion from small rocks that are stuck in the tires, or the stress of turning the steering wheels in the garage or the drag as a tire slides inward as the car is being jacked up. Even my motorbike tires (800 lb. bike) would peel off small sectons of epoxy after the bike had been parked in the same spot for a week. I think this product is best for a showroom or a workshop with no vehicle traffic.
April 27, 2012
Be Careful with this product!!
I put this product on my garage floor about 2 years ago and followed the directions to the letter. For the most part it has held up with cracking and peeling near the garage door and the man door. It has now discoloured as well and just looks really bad so I decided it was time to buy another kit and roll a fresh coat on top. Cleaned and washed the floor as I did before and applied the kit with a roller. Product remained tacky for 3 weeks straight and couldn't walk on it at all, and the minute I put water on it, all the expoxy/paint liquified instantly. Didn't find out until afterwards that you have to sand your floor with 60 grit paper first if there is an existing paint already on it. My floor is now a total disaster and I will be spending the weekend washing all the expoxy/paint off that I just put on with water and a mop and my shop vac. So be warned!! Don't put this on your garage floor if it already has existing paint on it, and it will only last about 2-3 years before it looks terrible again. I'd only do this if you were going to sell your house and want to "up" the resale value.
November 1, 2011
I've had this product on my garage floor for 4 years, park my truck on it every winter with loads of salt and calcium. Cleans up well and does not peel. Will definately re-apply in a couple of years. The key to success with this product is the preperation and etching of the concrete before applying. Poor prep will result in a poor finish.
May 24, 2011
Put this on my garage floor 2 years ago and the finish is still perfect.
Only thing I regret is chosing the "beige" color instead of the gray. The beige always looks dirty especially when you put the car in the garage in the winter time. I am re-doing my garage this spring and I will be putting this product on again but in gray !
April 7, 2011
This product does a very good job - however proper floor prep is very important. I put it in my garage three years ago and it has stood up to all the salt that Canadian winters throw at it. My only mistake was using a roller with a medium fuzz: make sure you use a roller for rough surfaces so the product goes on thick.
August 8, 2010
Won't survive Canadian Winter
After using this product, my garage floor looked great for about 2 months, then Winter came and the salt totally destroys this floor - now it is a huge ugly mess.
August 14, 2009