What can I paint my garage floor with that will meet the following
requirements? I can have the paint in my hands within 3 days. I can
apply it in a day and a half. I can walk on it within 8 hours of
initial application. When I park a car on it the paint doesn't stick
to the hot tires. I stay under a 300 budget.
The floor is oil stain free.
The floor has some dirt on it.
The garage will fit 3 cars.
First don't bother painting your garage floor with anything other than
an epoxy garage floor paint. You will be wasting your time and money and
only make it harder to do right.
Follow the instructions 100% Skipping or short changing any preparation
steps (even if you think your garage floor is really clean) is just asking
You may want to allow a little more time before walking on it, (see the
directions) extra time will not hurt. The day and a half should be about
right since you will be doing prep one day and allowing it to dry.
It is available many places including paint stores and DIY centers.
Finally, Follow the instructions 100% - we get a lot of people here
who have problems and 89.5% of the time they did not do the prep work right.
The other 10% just don't want to admit they did not follow the instructions.
I think painting the floor looks great, but after the newnest wears off
there's that yearly maintenance of touching it up where the tires wore it
off, due too gravel or salt.
Its like staining a deck, once you start there's no end to keeping it
I think you are just makeing future work for yourself. Buy youself a good
presure washer and just keep it clean.
I've been looking at putting epoxy down in my garage. Is this one of
those things where I can do half at a time, and have it come out
I would need to move everything to one side of the garage, epoxy the
empty side, and then do the other side after the first cures.
It can be done, but keep in mind that once you mix the epoxy you either roll
it on the floor, or throw it away! I was fortunate to be able to get a large
enclosed trailer to store all my WW tools and stuff. Really best to find a
way to do it all at once.
So let's say I'm going to have a new metal garage built, do I need to etch
fresh concrete and if I do would it be easier to do after the slab is done
but before the put up the garage? I'd hate to get overcome with fumes in a
big old garage with nobody around to help.
I would tile it instead of using paint. I did my last garage with
vinyl composite tile. It came out great. The house I'm in now came
with a tiled garage. It's really old peel and stick stuff and it still
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