DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Decks & Patios > Garage floor coating

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-16-2013, 10:01 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 15
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Garage floor coating

What do you put on your garage floor as coating? Epoxy? Sealer? Tiles? Paint? And do you recommand it or not? Which product is the best and cheaper?


Fredartic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 01:27 PM  
Contractor retired
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 21,808
Liked 2537 Times on 2230 Posts
Likes Given: 4227


I may not have any solutions for your but, how old is the concrete and does it have oil stains and such. Do you park a car in it or are you using it for other stuff?

nealtw is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 04:02 PM  
Supporting Member
CallMeVilla's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,636
Liked 585 Times on 447 Posts
Likes Given: 244


I am about to apply an epoxy coating to a garage in the next few weeks. It is highly durable and stain resistant. You can include skid resistant chips for safety or "the look."

You MUST make sure the floor is totally free of oil, so prep is a must. Clean it, degrease it, and etch it to get the best bond.

Some guys will pre-mix the Part A in a bucket to ensure color uniformity. Then, they mix the Part A and B into a separate bucket. Here is a typical application process:

CallMeVilla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 12:11 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 15
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


My garage floor has 10 years. Of course, there is some spot of oil or rust stains and there is some cracks around the drain. I used it to park my ATV, to store garden stuff and for little works. I like the Epoxy finish but I don t want to spend too much.
Fredartic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 07:36 PM  
Senior Member
BridgeMan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon
Posts: 744
Liked 79 Times on 69 Posts


If you're into cheap, epoxy isn't the way to go--way too expensive. The previous owner used an oil-based floor enamel on my shop floor, and it's holding up quite well (despite not liking welding slag burns, and concentrated grinder sparks). It can also be extremely slippery under the right (or actually, wrong) conditions, such as sawdust or wax shavings building up. I personally don't care for typical concrete floor paints, as most I've seen have adhesion problems after a while.
BridgeMan is offline  
stadry Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2013, 06:59 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5

To protect the underside of my car I use that large rubber mats sold at most large hardware chains. They do not allow moisture from the ground to rise up into the under carriage and are mold resistant and if you car leaks the stains wipe right up.
katypaver is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 10:32 AM  
Hammerer of Thumbs
BigDon's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: , OK
Posts: 7
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I used the Quikrete epoxy finish on my Garage floor about 2 years ago. My home is about 35 years old and up to that point, had never had any coating on the floor. There were a few stains from the previous owners that I tried to get up with the acid included in the kit. I even went and bought extra acid and cleaned the floor two additional times.

Needless to say, the epoxy in those areas chipped pretty bad. Also, I have a rolling chair at my workbench and the epoxy coating has started to come up in that area as well. Just something to be aware of before putting it down.

And remember, you can never get your garage floor too clean!
BigDon is offline  
nealtw Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 03:09 PM  
Established Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 4
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I recently did some research for my garage and ended up doing an epoxy coating which I'm very happy with. I did find a place called All Garage Floors that has information on all kinds of garage flooring which I found very helpful.

What ever you decide to go with, I've learned that cheap flooring just gets you cheap results. The time and effort that you spend redoing a flooring of choice isn't worth it to save a few bucks.
nvrfinished is offline  
buckeyedoc Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 04:57 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1

Use epoxy paint is best for garage floor coat. Before begin painting, sweep and clean the floor to remove stains with water and bleach mixture. Spray the cleaner on the stains and then scrub the stain using brush.
Once the floor is clean and dry then repair all cracks. After then apply primer coat a long handled paint roller. Allow the primer to dry for at least few hours before applying the paint on the floor.
mondaywest is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 12:45 PM  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: hilton head & atlanta, sc & ga
Posts: 165
Liked 36 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 42


we do this work professionally & always diamond grind the conc 1st,,, we then install the epoxy base coat, allow it to cure, then apply a urethane top coat to protect the epoxy,,, IF client wants chips, they're broadcast into the wet epoxy

stadry is offline  
nealtw Likes This 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
garage floor djk Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 4 01-11-2012 07:30 PM
interior garage wall coating problem raypunzel Walls and Ceilings 1 04-14-2011 06:37 AM
Garage floor Clonus Flooring 1 08-30-2010 03:30 PM
Garage Floor Buckling pressureseal Framing and Foundation 2 09-27-2009 05:39 PM
non-slip clear coating for porch/floor paint? smorgan Flooring 1 06-30-2009 03:46 PM