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Old 08-21-2004, 11:35 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Garage Epoxy Paint, Who has done it?

I am moving into my new house in November and the first thing I am going to do is apply an Epoxy paint to the garage floor. I have done the research and now I need to hear from people who have used the Behr or the Rustoleum products from Home Depot.

I am concerned about the hot-tire lifting that I have read about in past posts. If you have properly prepped and painted your garage floor and have had it for a couple of years, I would love to hear from you about how it is holding up.

I really don't want to pay for the professional stuff if I don't need to. The quote I got for my garage was $1400.
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Old 08-22-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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I did the rustoleum kit, one word, AWESOME!

Every thing wipes right up. I've changed an automatic transmission, done at least four oil changes, and changed a clutch since I did the floor. There are no signs of any of that work on my foor.

It took two kits to cover my floor, if you have a two car garage it will take two kits. Mix them together for color uniformity. Aside frmo that, just follow the directions, its not hard, just time consuming.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:08 AM   #3
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I have not done this myself, but several guys that I work with have. The consensus is to use the Rustoleum stuff, not the Behr. The Behr paint tends to lift & peel over time. One guy has had the Rustoleum paint for about 4 years with no problems at all.
When my house was built, they 'polished' the concrete and then sealed it. I have no dust issues and it is easy to clean, although oil does stain the concrete. I have 6 bays (3 wide by 2 deep), so painting would be a major project.
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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I have the beige rustoleum kit - I performed the work as soon as I received the keys to the house and gave myself a couple of days before the movers showed up. It is easy to do, especially if your concrete is new...I haven't had any problems with it at one year...

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Old 08-22-2004, 02:51 PM   #5
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I knew I could count on the guys and gals of NASIOC to give the straight answer! It sounds like the Rustoleum kit has an advantage over the Behr kit! I will post pictures of the results when I am finished! Thanks to everyone!
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Old 08-22-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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I have two packs of the Rustoleum in my garage just waiting for a nice weekend to do it.
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:43 PM   #7
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I did the Rustoleum kit, but there are some areas that are peeling up. I think it was due to the fact that the day was hot and product was starting to harden by the time I got to that area. I contacted Rustoleum about it and they're sending me a touch-up kit, which is great customer service IMHO.

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Old 08-22-2004, 09:23 PM   #8
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has anyone checked this stuff out www.ucoatit.com ? saw it advertised on tv and it comes in different colors and looks really good.
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Old 08-22-2004, 10:25 PM   #9
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i finished my garage floor with rustoleum as well. definitely worth the time and effort. my floors look great!

my neighbor decided to go a different route and used floor latex paint... and it's already peeling!

http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp...ct_id=56&SBL=1

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Old 08-22-2004, 10:36 PM   #10
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I have done the UCoatIt. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone even considering putting a protection coating on their floor. It is a little more expensive than the Rustoleum stuff, but it is well worth it. The kits come with everything you need, even rollers, gloves, eye protection and a nice 6 gallon bucket to mix it in! I also did the clear topcoat on top of the epoxy base coat. The finish product is amazing! Oil, antifreeze, and anything else you can spill on the floor will wipe right up. I will post pictures hopefully tomorrow or as soon as I can figure out this SBC/yahoo DSL junk.

Stay away from the Rustoleum stuff. If it ever starts to peel or chip, you have to strip the entire floor and start over. The nice thing about the UCoatIt is that you can just patch the areas that are damaged because the epoxy will actually bond to itself, unlike other floor coatings.
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:44 AM   #11
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Stay away from the Rustoleum stuff. If it ever starts to peel or chip, you have to strip the entire floor and start over. The nice thing about the UCoatIt is that you can just patch the areas that are damaged because the epoxy will actually bond to itself, unlike other floor coatings.
Not true. They have patch kits, but you have to contact them directly. There is no reason to strip the entire floor. IMO, the $300 price for the UCoatIt product is not worth it as the Rustoleum product works just as well and costs 1/6th the price. There are many happy customers with the Rustoleum product so I see no need to spend more then what is needed to get the job done.

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Old 08-23-2004, 08:33 AM   #12
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Stay away from the Rustoleum stuff. If it ever starts to peel or chip, you have to strip the entire floor and start over. The nice thing about the UCoatIt is that you can just patch the areas that are damaged because the epoxy will actually bond to itself, unlike other floor coatings.
Have you tried the rustoleum or did some body tell you wrong? I two toned my floor and the seam between the two colors seem to be bonded together very well.
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:38 AM   #13
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Make sure your wait the specified time or more before you drive on in. Oh and dont open the garage door untill its dry. I made that mistake and had a line of ants become imbeded guests
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:48 AM   #14
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Have you tried the rustoleum or did some body tell you wrong? I two toned my floor and the seam between the two colors seem to be bonded together very well.
I was going on what a few people have told me. I have read a lot of other reviews about the Rustoleum stuff before I bought the UCoatIt. Not a lot of people seemed happy with the Rustoleum in the long run.
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:36 AM   #15
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a line of ants become imbeded guests
cool, fossils!
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Old 08-23-2004, 01:53 PM   #16
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well, just don't close your garge door all the way. most garage floors have a plastic/rubber gasket at the bottom. closing the garage door all the way may contact the floor coating and it will cause a mess!

the rustoleum product does have a short application life.

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