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Old 12-31-2003, 05:12 PM
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HEY TRACKMAN: We used the Rustoleum from Home Depot in our service shop where it has high foot traffic. It doesn't seem to be holding up as well as the U Coat It system that we put in our 2400 sq foot wharehouse. The U coat it system is specified by Boeing Aircraft in all their buildings. It comes as a kit with most required items and is water based, easy to apply. Once it starts getting tacky you can see its expoxy properties. It looks tough and has a good finish look. Spend the money once....Look at www.ucoatit.com GOOD LUCK...DAVE
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:00 PM
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Thanks Dave
I've looked at the U-Coat-It site. Their first coat called "U-Coat IT",actually it asks for 2 coats) is sorta a prime w/ color but it could be a finish coat if you can accept a satin finish. If you want a more glossy finish along with a harder surface coating then you gotta go with their "U-Gloss" (it's clear) which also seems to want 2 coats.

Therein lies the rub, I really like what they are trying to do except it looks like 4 trips for super glossy??
How could this be so confusing?

What did you guys do?

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Here are a few links about garage floors. I have a few more but they are buried in some folder within a folder and have to find them.

http://www.flectec.com/frame.htm
http://www.ucoatit.com/
http://www.theultimategarage.com/htm...o_gallery.html
http://www.sanitred.com/FloorCovering.htm
http://www.garageeffects.com/
http://www.autogeek.net/gaflco.html
http://www.bltllc.com/GFloor_home.htm

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Old 01-08-2004, 07:41 PM
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I was thinking of going with a stain. I figured it would be easier to apply and I wouldn't be worried about how well it came out. It comes in a variety of shades. A couple of people I know recommended stain. I've seen it at home depot. I'm too worried about messing up the 2 part epoxy type and having it peel or flake.
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:39 PM
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How about some white shag carpeting?
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:50 PM
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Hi gang. For what it's worth I used the Rustoleum system on my shop floor. It was a new shop and after the concrete cured for a couple of months, I bought 4 kits and did the whole floor in one day. Of course there was nothing in it to impede painting. I followed the instructions and have been very pleased with it. It's very easy to care for, easy to sweep, wipe up spills, etc. And the best part? No concrete dust. Have received numerous compliments on it as well. Check out attached picture.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:44 PM
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I used Baer Garage floor paint in my attached garage, and the addition to my shop. The stuff lifted off in my shop addition within 4 weeks. I used the muriatic acid as described in the instructions. Concrete was aged 8 months. I did it 100% by the book. The customer service rep offered nothing for repairing/fixing he floor. So now I stay away from Baer Paints. Junk !! I have to redo my shop floor, the attached garage and do the new 30x40 polebarn. What to use????
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Old 01-28-2004, 10:08 PM
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Was construction poly placed under the floor prior to the concrete pour? In some situations, the hydraulic pressure of water vapor rising from the ground can make most paints or sealers fail.
You can find industrial, epoxy based sealers at spartanchemicals.com. They have everything from 10 mil thick epoxy (tow motor proof) to mop on finishes similar that found on the floor of grocery stores,etc.
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:45 AM
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Hey beenaway, I m with you on Baer paints. Its beyond lousy. I did my garage floor, looked good but 1 wk later I am washing my car in the garage and it was bubbling and peeling like i had used paint remover!!!! It took about 15 shots at the floor getting wet and the entire surface that had been painted was no longer painted. BAER is GARBAGE.

I usually paint it every spring and keep trying different stuff, nothing last well at all. I want to use U coat it but with a floor space of 23 x 45 it will cost a little over 1000. bucks. Someday
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Paintin' Garage Floors

I am an architect and have researched and specified both types of epoxy paints on my projects.

The water based products are not quite as durrable because their chemical/mass composition is not as substantial as the chemical based products. The water based products were developed to reduce VOC (volital organic compounds) emissions that increase ozone production in the atmosphere. It's an environmental thing. The water based products also have less stink and don't produce harmful vapors. Chemical epoxy paints always require plenty of positive ventilation because the vapors can cause breathing and nervous system problems if inhaled in high quantities.

As far as slipery conditions go, all the manufacturers recommend or require some kind of texturing additive. Their lawyers insist on it and it is a good idea anyway. One very effective method is to blen silica sand into the paint before it is applied. The sand gives you traction throughout the life of the surface and is not so gritty that it makes clean-up a problem. A light color will really improve the brightness of the garage too. Why do you think all the NASCAR garages and auto dealerships paint their floors? It is not just to be pretty. For you painters, if you get a sponge mop and soak it in your paint thinner, you can remove the overspray if you don't wait two weeks to clean it up after spraying. And to cut down on the clean-up, lay down some cardboard or rosin paper first.

My garage floor is painted with an epoxy enamel and it really makes clean-up a breeze, especially in the winter. I'd strongly encourage anyone who uses their garage for their hot rod hobby to do the same.

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I need to paint my floor and have been putting it off as I am in there almost every night. How clean does the concrete have to be and do you need to apply any kind of sealer first?

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HOW ABOUT THOSE PVC MATS?

hi,
good question!, i'm currently deciding how to make the garage durable and clean. I read about painting and epoxy and "virtual granite" stuff....lots of workm especially if your garage is already oiled up and tough to really clean. Gonna have to acid etch and that could be messy.

Then i read about these PVC mats (they come in huge sheets, ribbed or coined, etc...). Anyone know about these? Are they durable...do they rip? They seem like a good alternative to the painting. You can take it outside and hose it down.

Vinyl squares? never thought of that. It doesn't crack under car weight or anything? I wonder if simple vinyl linoleum flooring is enough. That stuff u can get cheap.

http://www.garagefloorprotection.com/
http://www.locktile-usa.com/

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U-Coat-It

I used U-Coat-It and had a horrible experience.
The product is good but, they don't give you near enough of it.
It won't cover near the square footage that they claim.
It also goes on too thin and any floor texture shows through badly. They were very unhelpful on the phone. I wasted a lot of time and money (over $1,000) for my
650sqft garage with this stuff.
I would highly recommend avoiding this company. Please you guys, learn from my mistake.

Check out the epoxy at Griot's Garage.
Much much cheaper and a good company.
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:26 PM
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Thanks Roger
I've really had a lot of input from my first post. The more info posted, the more confused I get!!
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