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. I would love to have this for our garage. My husband does a lot of fixing in the garage, and he gets grease and oil stains all over the garage. The garage floor could definitely use a new floor look!! This would be awesome to give my husband as a gift. 🙂 He would be thrilled!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway, and your garage floor looks amazing!!!

  2. We are moving into our first home next month and this would spruce up the garage instantly! I’d love to start this home off right with a good looking garage floor 🙂

  3. This is a great way to spruce up the garage. I’m totally going to snazzy-up my garage floor this spring!!

  4. My garage floor has cracks and discoloration…and since I’m an organizer I love to have a pretty, clean, seamless look…in any space. That includes the garage! I have been wanting to do this project for a LONG time and I didn’t know there was a way to DIY it!!!! Hope I win!!! 🙂

  5. We just bought our first house in January and the garage floor is a bit stained. Our kiddos like to go play in the garage on rainy days, it would be nice for them to have a clean floor to run around on. Plus my hubby would love it! 😉

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!