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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 269
posted September 01, 2004 09:32 AM  
Just in the finishing stages of a new house and I built an attached 1,700 garage for my shop. I want to paint the floor, but not sure where to find the materials. Is the "U Coat It" system any good??? I used a commercial two-part epoxy with a colored urethane top coat on my last floor, but it peeled up in places as a result of having brake cleaner and brake fluid on it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 269
posted September 09, 2004 09:56 AM  
Come on guys. Someone has got to have some good information about what to use. Help me out.

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted September 09, 2004 03:00 PM  
Chad and Jammin,

A couple of months ago I did my garage floor with the epoxy kit that Rustoleum makes. It was well worth the $50.00 and time. Not only do oil spills wipe right up, it also brightens the lighting. I highly recommend it.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 269
posted September 10, 2004 12:14 PM  
For anyone interested, I came across the system that I'm going to use for my floor. The Hyper-link is listed below. This company distributes the product for heavy duty commercial applications. I'm going to use their military application: 3 gallon 2-part kit will cover about 900 sq ft at 5 mils. I spoke with Mike at the company, and he was very helpful.
I'm about 2 months away from painting the floor, so if anyone else uses the product before, I'm interested in your feedback.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 07, 2004 03:02 PM  
i have painted a few garages and new race car shop with Anchor Paint in Tulsa, Ok makes great 2 part. Had dealership service department that I manage done a few years ago by "pros" that cost over $30 to diamond grind and paint. Last year did it myself with anchor paint, still looks great.
use 2 coats, avoid dragging stuff on it and get brake fluid up asap,

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted November 02, 2004 07:43 PM  
I used H&K floor stuff from Lowes. Took 3 Gallons and it came out real nice. It goes on easy, but you got to use their cleaner to clean up the paint pan etc. never tried to clean the rollers, just used a 3 pack from Wal-mart and pitched them. It's holding up quite well, but I did drip some of the H&K cleaner/thinner on it and the spot needed to be cleaned and touched up in the spot. dropped gas and oil on it and just wiped it up.
I got pics if anyone wants them.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 269
posted November 03, 2004 11:33 AM  
Thanks for the input. Everyone's experience is appreciated, because if you have a problem once the floor is painted, it's a major issue to fix. My last floor held up for a time, but began to flake and chip with the hard wear and tear it took racing a dirt modified. I know there must be a better solution. Keep the ideas coming.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted November 16, 2004 06:58 AM  
Sherwin Williams sells a clear sealer coating called Armor Seal REXTHANE. When cured it is like you have a very thin plastic layer over your concrete. I've had it down for 2 years now. Cleans up awesome, and holds up well. You shouldn't drag sharp metal objects across it tho. Brake fluid and solvents don't seem to hurt it either.

I wish the stuff was a lighter color so it would brighten up the place but other than that it holds up perfectly. You couldn't ask for anything better as far as durability. I think its about 80$/gallon.

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