Does anyone have any experience (other than flat out guessing based on
advertising!) if the supposedly "high end" garage epoxies would be
much better than the 2-part epoxies such as Rustoleum EpoxyShield?
They have companies that will come in and do the floor for you,
hinting that they use some special epoxy that's better than anything
you could apply yourself. Or there are some DIY sites that advertise
epoxy that's "better" than store-bought. But the Rustoleum et al are
2-part epoxies and not cheap themselves, so they must be competitive.
On Oct 8, 7:58 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Expoxys are likely similar, but to prep a old garage floor is what
makes it last, degreasing completely and acid washing maybe twice to
open the pores, then it has to really cure right. My small gargage
took my 2 guys a full day and about 150 in cleaners, acid,and a floor
machine to get mine ready. 20 years later it hasnt pealed its just
worn away, but I used HC oil concrete stain from Sherwin W.
Paul Oman here - thanks for the kind words Boden. The Rustoleum
product is first generation waterbased floor epoxy. Today we're at
second or third generation. Note however, that the waterbased floor
epoxies aren't the 'heavy duty' industrial floor epoxies (which aren't
water based). Years ago, I talked with the guy/company that developed
and sold the product now sold by Rustoleum. They sold the product/line
to Rustoleum. Prices: you can expect to pay $50-$100 per gallon for a
good epoxy paint.
Good lord, I've looked through a number of epoxy web sites recently,
but that one is a complete disaster. It looks like an explosion at an
HTML factory. I tried looking at it for about 5 minutes and couldn't
take it any more. It's organized like a Rube Goldberg contraption.
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