I've heard mixing sand with paint to give it some grip when it gets
There is also actual garage floor paint/dye that has antislip properties.
not sure the name but a google search wouldn't go astray.
In my opinion and experience:
Do NOT paint, not even the epoxies.
Stain with sealer is not bad. Be aware, the sealer will need
http://www.thestampstore.com/ Look through their products and
Sealer on concrete may be the most forgiving. Think Home Depot
Ground and polished concrete for the elitists. This will still
require maintenance. Here is one example:
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I had a clean floor to start with. I did my garage/workshop area with
the epoxy stuff. One kit per single car garage size. Other than a
couple of spots where the tires have scuffed the stuff away (my fault
for not letting it likely cure completely), it is great. With the
smooth surface, it sweeps or hoses down nicely. There is an acid etch
with the kit that should clean things up pretty good. If there is a
lot of grease, all bets are off. About $65 for each kit. I have had it
in 18 months now. You sprinkle "speckles" on it, which breaks up any
irregularities in the concrete. It does have to be warm (> 60f) to use
the stuff, however, if that is an issue. Takes a couple of days to set
I'd go for a stain. A couple of good products:
The first one may not be available in your state (VOC regs).
The second one is water based and should be available
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What is condition of existing concrete? new? old? greasy? clean?
moisture barrier beneath slab?
I have painted several lab / shop floors; some new concrete, some
and a couple of garage floors with Rustoleum 9100 Series DTM
There are some new acid etch/stain for concrete, that look really
good, but is quite pricey and i'm not sure it is a DIY job. I've seen
it in a few showrooms. They can make a pattern in it of any kind.
I've had very good results on both basement and garage floors with the
concrete stain from Benjamin Moore. Floors have to be clean and grease
free. Apply according to package directions. Unless the floors are
hard toweled, an acid etch is not required.
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