Once everything had been cleared out of the Kuppersmith Project garage, we finished the concrete slab floor using two-part EPOXYShield coating from Rust-Oleum. Here’s how to go about it:
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From the shingles to the flooring, between doors and windows, from electrical to plumbing, and inside or out; what you put into making your house a home takes a lot of time and patience, to make sure you choose something that will stand up for years to come.
We kept that in mind when we transformed the garage floor with an epoxy coating from Rust-Oleum. The first step is cleaning it to ensure that there’s nothing here to prevent the epoxy from sticking. The cleaner is a mild acid solution so there’s plenty of rinsing followed by ample drying time.
The coating itself is made up of two parts, which have to be mixed together to form the epoxy, a few minutes before it’s applied. While it sets, I’m making sure there’s no dust or debris left on the floor to mar the finish.
Although this stuff looks like paint, and is applied like paint, it is very different in one aspect. When we mixed those two different parts, we started a chemical reaction; that’s what will make this stuff stick to the concrete like nobody’s business.
And, this also means that we have a limited window of time in which to work with it before it loses its ability to bond. There’s no capping up the can and going to lunch once you start this job.
After we cover a small area, we apply the decorative paint chips to it before moving on to coat the rest of the floor.
Danny Lipford: I’m a good flake man, I can put these flakes down.
This stuff is just what this garage needed to finish it off.