Up until recently, our at-home car projects have been at the mercy of Mother Nature. Tired of working in dirt and snow, the decision was made to search for new digs and a garage to go along with them. We found the ideal abode and garage, but the new workspace was in dire need of some restoration. Built in the late 1970’s, the concrete slab was in decent shape but exhibited 40-some years of use.
That’s where Rust-Oleum’s Epoxy Shield Garage Floor Coating comes into play.
Our first experience with Rust-Oleum floor coating was doing my dad’s floor in 2006. The floor is still holding up well 10 years later, but that kind of longevity can’t be achieved without thorough prep work. As such, there are a couple of things to keep in mind before getting started:
- Get used to scrubbing. The bigger the space, the more time it takes. Our floor was approximately 25 x 35 feet, which means we put more time into prep than paint.
- Our personal preference is use the smaller Garage Floor Coating kits. You’re working in sections (10 x 10 feet at a time is the suggested method) and this takes time. Why take the chance that you’ll have to pause and lose half a gallon of coating you just mixed?
- Our garage is around 875 square feet. The project consumed four kits down to the last drop. We got roughly 218 square feet of coverage per kit, which is slightly under the 250 square foot average printed on the kit box.
- Rent, borrow, or buy a power washer and a wet/dry vac. You’ll cut your prep time in half!
Follow along with the photos and see how we applied Rust-Oleum’s Epoxy Shield Garage Floor Coating. Should you decide to do this for yourself, you won’t be disappointed with the results!