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Rust Oleum Epoxy Garage Floor – Nice for DIY

Your garage floor is one of the most important surfaces in your home. It’s where you park your car, store tools, and mow the lawn. Even though it gets a lot of wear and tear, it should still look good. Rust-Oleum has developed epoxy coatings that are easy to apply and will last for years. Let’s talk about why we need Rust Oleum Epoxy Garage Floor.

Rust Oleum epoxy garage floor is an excellent product for creating a durable surface

Epoxy is a two-part material that consists of resin and hardener. Epoxy floors are popular because they give you the look of but don’t require the same level of skill and expertise to install.

To create an epoxy floor, you start by mixing equal parts resin and hardener, which create an adhesive that will stick to anything. Then you pour it over your garage floor, spreading it out with a squeegee or roller. The next step is to smooth out any puddles, bubbles, or areas where the surface isn’t perfectly flat before your epoxy dries (usually within 24 hours). Once it’s cured overnight, you can use your garage again without any worries about spills damaging your new surface—the finish is extremely durable!

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A garage floor can take a beating from spilled oil, dropped tools, and everyday traffic

A garage floor is exposed to a lot of abuse. Tools drops, oil spills, and everyday traffic can take their toll on the surface. It’s important that your garage floor be durable enough to withstand these hazards without cracking or peeling.

You’ll also want it to be easy to clean so you won’t have to worry about making a mess if you spill something (or worse). A good epoxy garage floor product should be resistant to splashes and spills, as well as slip-resistant in case someone slips or falls while in the garage.

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It’s easy to apply and is available in several colors

When you’re ready to apply the epoxy, first use a paint stirrer to thoroughly mix the two parts together. Then roll or brush it onto your garage floor in long strokes from one end of the room to another. If you need more epoxy, add it slowly until you are satisfied with how thick it is. If necessary, let your first coat dry for 24 hours before applying a second layer.

This finish will even hide cracks!

The epoxy will even hide cracks! It works well up to 1/4 inch in width and depth, but if they are larger than that, you should pull out the sanding block.

The best part is that once your floor is done, it will take you a long time before you have to do another coat.

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Your garage floor is going to be slick when it rains, snows or the surface gets wet from melting snow

It’s a common problem for homeowners who have concrete floors in their garages with no protection from moisture.

Pools of water on your garage floor can cause dangerous slip and fall accidents because there’s no traction to keep you steady as you move around inside your home.

Epoxy finishes come in two components that you mix together

Epoxy finishes come in two components that you mix together. Once mixed, the epoxy needs to be applied within an hour or so before it starts to harden. The ratio of the epoxy ingredients is important to follow for best results and application.

The ratio will affect how thick or thin your finished product looks and feels. After mixing, you should avoid getting any of the epoxies on your skin because it can cause irritation if not removed right away!

You’re going to need a roller or brush, a paint stirrer, and a concrete cleaner

Now that you have all of your supplies, you need to get started.

Start by the floor with a concrete cleaner. This will help remove any oil or other contaminants from the surface. It’s important not to skip this step because it will make sure that Rust Oleum Epoxy Garage Floor Coating sticks as well as possible once applied. Mixing and rolling are done in two steps: first, mix two parts epoxy powder with one part hardener; second, apply it evenly over your garage floor with a roller or brush (I did both). The instructions say that if you use latex gloves, they’ll dissolve upon contact with epoxy paint; I didn’t want my hands covered in dye so I didn’t wear them at all during this process (and my hands are still intact).

The Rust-Oleum 2-part epoxy kit makes it easy to add color and protection to your garage floor

This is a 2-part system, so you’ll need to mix the epoxy with the hardener before applying it. The kit includes everything you will need to create a gorgeous finish on your garage floor.

Once the epoxy has cured, use a scouring pad and water to remove any residue from the surface of your garage floor.

Conclusion

The Rust-Oleum 2-part epoxy kit makes it easy to add color and protection to your garage floor.

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