What color to paint a garage floor

Big double garage. Thinking of a nice deep grey color. What kind of paint is good, it has to resist my spilling oil occasionally, and rough use. Floor right now is bare cement on concrete.
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Dean
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You need to use 2 part epoxy only available in a few colors like gray.

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Epoxy is glue isn't it?
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It can be! Let it dry before you walk on it.....
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Some glues are epoxy, but not all epoxy is glue.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Pink might be nice. :-)
For color I would suggest a light gray. It will reflect more light and make the garage a brighter place to be and if you are working under a car, it will reflect more light on your work.
Be sure to follow all the instructions about prepping the floor before putting down the paint. No short cuts there or it will not last. I suggest insisting on a two part epoxy not a one part or some other sort of paint and make sure it is rated for garage floors. A good basement paint will work great except it will not hold up to the hot tyres.
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H&C make concrete stain , at Sherwin Williams it does not peel it wears off. I did my floor 14 yrs ago it is still holding fine but has worn off in areas, for 5-6 yrs it looked great driving in and out 5-8 times a day. Use the oil not latex if you go that rout. But prep is the key and oil removal and etching are mandatory It took my 3 men all day to clean it with many cleanings and etching, prep is the key to a good job no mater what you choose. Any product will make it slippery when wet, sand type additives can be used in traffic areas, in theses areas wear will be noticed first. Epoxy or H&C oil stain. As to color light- medium grey will show less dirt than other colors, but prep is key and usualy no small job unless concrete is fairly new.
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Rustoleum also has an Epoxy paint for garage floors that comes in a kit which includes the items for preparation of the floor. It is supposed to be resistant to heat from hot tires. I'm going to try this as soon as the weather is warmer. Sis

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Sis, the items given in the kit are prety minimal im sure instructions given will cover that you may need more. For a new floor they may be enough, but my old 2 car garage took apx 70 $ in cleaners and acid. and 25 hrs hard work on cleaning alone, but it was 70 yrs of oil and dirt, leave any oil or dirt and all products will fail in a few years.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

While it will certainly look nice painted, be sure and wear your roller-blading gear (helmet, elbow pads, wrist braces, etc) 'cause the slightest moisture on it and it'll be slicker than a ice rink.
Our firehouse has it. Terrible. Easy to squeegee, iffy to walk on while squeegeeing(?). Talked with guys at another house, nearly ran over a guy who went flat on his back in front of a rig rolling on a call.
The museum at Daytona Speedway has a spiffy checkerboard paint scheme on the front sidewalk. Again, very slick when wet.
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Most 2-part epoxy flooring and cement-specific paints come with optional additives to texture the floor and make it easier to walk on. This, of course, makes it harder to clean.
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