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Old 06-28-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Thinking about doing this for our garage...how easy is it to do it by myself vs. getting it professionally done? is the money saved doing it by myself not worth the hassle?

I just saw on their website that home depot does installations as well. or are local houston vendors the way to go?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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First things first....DO NOT BUY THE GARAGE FLOOR PAINT FROM HOME DEPOT, (Rustoleum, and others) ETC!!! It will look nice at first but will eventually peel up. I've done this before!

When we moved into our home almost 2 years ago, brother in law and I put ours down one night. It is a fairly easy process if you follow the directions. Biggest step is prepping the floor before application.

I would suggest using Epoxy Paint For Garage Floors – Epoxy-Coat.com This stuff is amazing! Once put down it becomes the concrete floor basically....I haven't had any of it even try to come up off of the floor! The best thing is that you can actually order it through Lowes. This is what I did using a Lowes giftcard. Call the 1800 # for Epoxy Coat and they will tell you how to do this when you go to the store. You get basically everything you need in the kit. The only thing you would need to add is some spike shoes if you are going to put flecks down on top of the paint...really helps once you have applied the paint.

One other word of caution.....I would make sure that when you do decide to apply it, that you try to do it on a cool night, or wait until this fall. When it is warm, it dries a little quicker when putting down, but if you have someone helping it is doable.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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thanks for the response. very informative. My biggest problem is going to find someone else to help me do it. will look up the epoxy coat stuff you mentioned. thanks again!
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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One person can do it, if small garage, but mine was a 3 car garage, so the other person helped. If just two car you could do it yourself. With two of us, one would mix the epoxy/paint and the other would spread it out.

Check out Garage Journal, it is where I first learned about it, and they have a ton of posts on the site about it and other garage floor paints.

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