Easy Garage Floor Coating and a Giveaway!

Hey guys!!!  I’m super excited to show you what I’ve been working on to upgrade our shop and garage floors!

before-and-afterIt’s super easy and an inexpensive way to make your garage and/or shop look like a million bucks!

garage-floor-epoxy-shieldWhit and I are forever fans of the Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield floor coating.  So much that – I applied it to my previous garage, Whit applied it to hers and now, I’m applying it to my shop and garage in our new home!  You can check out the first time that I applied it HERE!

This is a super easy and inexpensive way to really give your garage and/or shop a nice upgrade!  Here’s just how easy it is!

etching-concreteThe first step is to wet the garage floor.  You don’t want puddles so I spray my water hose all over and push the puddled water out the garage door with a squeegee.

how-to-etch-concreteNext, you just pour the etching salt (comes with the kit) into a watering can filled with 2 gallons of water.  Let the salt dissolve and then pour it over a 4’x4′ area.  Start at the back of the garage so you can work your way outside.  You will hear a little fizz sound when the etching salt and water hit the concrete – it’s cleaning your floor 🙂 Just use an iron bristle brush and lightly scrub over the 4’x4′ area.  Rinse with water and squeegee it out and move to the next 4’x4′ area and repeat until you do the entire floor.  It’s a VERY EASY process!

mixing-epoxyOnce the floor is completely dry (mine took about 45 minutes to dry) you can mix the epoxy!  Your kit will have a part A and part B in separate gallons.  *Note – I used 1 gallon of each for a 1 car garage and it was plenty.  If you are doing a 2 car, use 2 kits and 3 for a 3 car garage.  It’s easy to mix, just pour part B into a large bucket and then pour part A into part B.  Mix it all together and let it sit for the designated time according to the instructions.  I had to wait 30 minutes – it is based on the temperature in your area.

cut-cornersOnce the time has passed, start by cutting in on all the edges in your garage.  I used a 2″ angled brush for this part.

how-to-apply-garage-floor-epoxyFinally, just using a roller brush, you will paint on a 4’x4′ area and then immediately sprinkle the paint chips over that area (paint chips are also included in the kit).  In this picture, you can see that I finished an area to the right and worked my way to the left and I’m sprinkling the paint chips.  You can use as many as you prefer, there is plenty to cover the flooring.

garage-floorThat was it!  You will need to wait at least 24-hours before using the garage but make sure it is completely dry.  Mine took about 18 hours before we could walk on it.



garage-floor-coatingThis is the perfect weekend project for spring!!  Not only does it look nice, it’s so much easier to keep the floor clean!  My husband LOVES this flooring too and can’t wait to apply it to our main garage!

So, who wants to win Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield for their home?  There’s lots of ways to enter below 🙂  Good luck!!!
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  1. hillary on April 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

    We just finished scrubbing down our garage floors over the weekend. This would be an awesome surprise for my husband!

  2. Melissa on April 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Our poor garage floor is awful! Old oil stains all over. I’ve been wanting to do this for a year or so now! Sure hope I win!

  3. tigger86 on April 7, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I don’t have a garage, but my unfinished basement could definitely use some pizzazz.

  4. Paige on April 7, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Our family of 6 lives in a home that was built in 1980. The garage was never completely finished. Unpainted sheetrock on one wall and exposed raw wood on the other 2. Ugly nasty floors. Need to paint those walls and win this finish for the floors!

  5. Taylor Westbrook on April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

    My husband has been wanting to do this for a while! Great tutorial 🙂

  6. blakeley smart on April 7, 2014 at 9:01 am

    We just moved in and I want a nice looking garage floor that is easy to clean!

  7. Victoria Montgomery on April 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I love this! It looks great!

  8. Gillian Farber on April 7, 2014 at 8:59 am

    My husband would LOVE this in our garage! I’ve never won a raffle before…crossing my fingers for this one!

  9. Stephanie Stewart on April 7, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Perfect! This is on our spring cleaning to-do list!

  10. Stacy W on April 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Mine totally need it because they are gross looking! I love the sparkles and smoothness of this stuff!!

  11. Liz on April 7, 2014 at 8:44 am

    This would be great for our garage! We have oil stains, sawdust, and everything in-between. 🙂

  12. Brittany Holden on April 7, 2014 at 8:29 am

    This looks great!

  13. Leona M on April 7, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Why does your garage floor need Epoxy Shield love?

    We have had pets in our shed for years and I’m afraid that there are some stains I would like to cover up.

  14. Kris Smith on April 7, 2014 at 8:25 am

    This would be perfect for our garage….I think I know what is up next on our ‘to do’ list!

  15. Khris Humphrey on April 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Our garage floors are covered in paint! 😉 This would be perfect with our spring clean up! 🙂

  16. Michelle Pierce on April 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    This is amazing and just what we need! We’ve talked about something like this so I’ll have to show my husband! I feel a project coming on!

  17. Lisa May on April 7, 2014 at 8:09 am

    It has cracks and is discolored, stains, etc. We would love to use this!

  18. Karen Bongorno on April 7, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I think this would be great for our unfinished basement! We just bought a new house and the basement floor is terrible. There are stains and splotches everywhere. We don’t plan on finishing this side of the basement, but I would still love for it to look presentable!

  19. April Spolnicki on April 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Our garage floors look so ugly and dark… this would lighten them up and make them easier to clean!

  20. Jessie on April 7, 2014 at 7:29 am

    It looks so much better! I love it. My garage needs an upgrade for my building area!

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