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Garage Flooring

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by Vincennes02261897, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Vincennes02261897

    Vincennes02261897 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Recently I've been hearing of people painting their garage floors with a roll-on rubberized type paint. By the sound of it, it seems almost like Line-X but it is made specifically for garage floors. Does anyone have any experience with any products like this? If so, how did the application go and what do you think of it? And if not, what have you done with your garage floors?

    I was interested in doing this to my garage but found out that summer is NOT the best time to do it and it is supposed to be left untouched for several days after it is applied. Any info?

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  2. ljmueller

    ljmueller Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    I did my old garage with epoxy, I think it was made by Rustoleum. Turned out good, just follow the directions closely.
     
  3. Vincennes02261897

    Vincennes02261897 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Thanks for the reply. Was it worth the time/money? And is it fairly easy to clean/sweep/wash out?
     
  4. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    I don't have any personal experience with my garage floor, but I saw my buddies floor after it was done. The most important thing is cleaning any & all oil spots up completely before applying the coating. (He didn't clean his thouroughly cuz he was in a hurry lol) The concrete can't have any oil residue left in it, or it will bubble in short order. There are chemicals available that etch or clean the oil out down to depth, but I don't know what they are. If you can get the oil out enough to where the crete looks clean & white & doesn't go dark again after a few days, then this should be clean enough to do the application. The application itself is easy & straightforward. The only thing he had trouble with was the color chips that you throw on there to break up the monotony of the single color. They are hard to distribute evenly. Is it worth it? Definitely!! Cleaning up grease & oil spills is easy because it doesn't soak into the crete anymore, & sweeping is also easier. Instead of using a broom you can use a 6 foot wide dust mop, & do it in 1/2 the time & no dust in the air that you always get from a broom. If my floor didn't require so much prep work to leech out 10 years of oil spills I'd definitely do mine.
     
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I used "U Coat it" on the garage floor in my last house and at my shop, sometime later this summer I'm gonna do the garage floor on this house, I just havent had the time yet.
    The floor covering system they sell is designed for the do it yourself'er and comes with easy instructions.
    The different parts of the system are designed to walk you through from prep to completion and they include almost everything needed to complete the job.
    Price was comparable to other floor coating systems.
    Since I did my shop I noticed they added color options.

    http://www.ucoatit.com/2011web/main.htm
     
  6. ljmueller

    ljmueller Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Yeah, I thought it was worth it. Like Stephan said, cleaning is the most important part. Use a good degreaser, I used Castrol Superclean. I think they even tell you to use some muriatic acid after that. Little tricky getting the paint chips real even. Pretty easy to get a big clump somewhere. You'll really like it when your done. Let us know how it turns out.
     
  7. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I recommend it, ive seen and used it before, and as it says it is quite easy, and much easier to clean! and for me here in the winter when i get a house next year i will have it so the salt/slush can be swept out the door quickly!
     
  8. Vincennes02261897

    Vincennes02261897 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Good to know about the oil removal! I can see myself getting quite frustrated if I had done the whole garage and shop area without knowing that just to find trouble later on. LoL.

    Anyway, seems like a good project. Once I finish fixing and refinishing this antique radio that belonged to my great grandfather, I guess I'll take on some new garage flooring! ;)
     
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Those look awesome!
     
  10. Caddiac

    Caddiac Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Since I can't see the floor of my garage, there is little need in my worrying about what it looks like. But one day.............
     

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