Garage Floor Epoxy

Time to begin the transformation. We started off sweeping the floors to get all of the dirt out.

There were really bad grease stains on the floor and it all needed to be removed. We tried every brand of industrial floor cleaners and degreasers we could get our hands on, but $200+ later the stains still remained. We even tried power-washing it with little luck. We were almost defeated but finally tried one last-ditch effort and bought a big $4 bottle of Dawn, knowing how well it does on greasy hands. You know what, it was 100x better than everything else we tried and did the trick.

Then one last rinse with the power washer and gave it72 hours to dry in the FL heat and humidity.

The coating we used was Behr Premium 2-Part Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Kit. Cost was about $92 each at Home Depot and we bought 2 containers for our space. Better to have too much than not enough. We had the guys at HD mix in Slate Gray (PFC-63) tint to the paint before taking it home. Just make sure they don’t mix it because their industrial mixers will tear up the rest of the container contents. We brought it home and hand-mixed in the activator with the tint previously added at HD. We also upgraded the chips to the metallic mica-looking chips.

With the help of Christine’s brother and his girlfriend we were able to work side by side, one person cutting with a brush, the other rolling, and after painting a 5×5 area we would throw down the paint-chips before moving on. It went pretty quickly and the results are awesome. Hope you  like it.

Cleaning out the garage

Cleaning out the garage

Got to get everything out

Got to get everything out

Sweap it well

Sweap it well

Some things will be in the way

Some things will be in the way

Pretty bad greaswe stains

Pretty bad greaswe stains

Tried cleaning w/ chemicals

Tried cleaning w/ chemicals

More chemicals

More chemicals

Finally used Dawn Dish soap

Finally used Dawn Dish soap

Rinsig with a power washer

Rinsig with a power washer

Came out pretty good so far

Came out pretty good so far

Most of the stains are gone

Most of the stains are gone

Concrete is stained

Concrete is stained, but not greasy,

Let it completely dry

Let it completely dry

Christine inspecting

Christine inspecting

About to apply the epoxy

About to apply the epoxy

Adding the flecks

Adding the flecks

Almost done

Almost done

Not bad

Not bad

Epoxy is drying

Epoxy is drying

Letting it dry

Letting it dry

The shine dulls after it dries

The shine dulls after it dries

The finished product

The finished product

Close-up

Close-up

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