Had good experiences with Sears Epoxy Floor Finish years ago, so I
figured I'd go with their newer product since it was on sale. All these
kits of garage floor paint these days appear to be water based
formulations and the kits when mixed make up one gallon of paint. The
claimed coverage is naturally about 20% less than real world, so figure
that in. So it comes out to $50-62 a gallon depending on brand.
First thing that seemed a little strange was the Sears hardener, having
grains of silica sand as part of the hardener formulation, not a
separate additive. I've used sand sprinkles in these finishes before
and they definitely don't last very long in traffic areas in addition
to making it impossible to squeegee water off the floor. Figured I'd
live with it, maybe it will work better with these new formulations.
Major aggravation, though, when we picked up the last gallon kit the
hardener had no silica grains. Same product number on the box, with and
without. Since it was a second coat it didn't really matter that much,
as the grain patterns aren't too different to the eye, and after all it
is a garage.
So advice from here is to decide whether or not you want sand grains in
your paint and ask the clerk to open the small can in the kit to see
for sure whether it is or isn't what you want. The presence of the
silica is quite obvious.
As for the silly terazzo sprinkles they include, I think I'll see if
they would make a fancy potting soil for a plastic rubber plant.