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Old 11-05-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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I would like to point out that there is a difference between the stuff you purchase at Home Depot, that while fit-for-purpose, is often a very different product than what many professional companies use.

Our neighbors had one put down in their garage by professionals and it was extremely thick, and very different than the do it yourself stuff.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I don't think I would waste my money on the store bought stuff. I've helped do two of my friends garage floors with it & the results were disappointing. Not as glossy as we would have liked...actually no gloss at all & those flakes look cheap.

Not recommended

Hire someone to do it professionally.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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I am a DIY kind of guy... Would it be possible to secure some of the professional epoxy and do it myself?
$3 to $4 S/F is a bit much when I can do stuff in my own and a 3 car garage can cost a good penny.

What do you guys think? Maybe we can get a group of few people and make this a common project?
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I am a DIY kind of guy... Would it be possible to secure some of the professional epoxy and do it myself?
$3 to $4 S/F is a bit much when I can do stuff in my own and a 3 car garage can cost a good penny.

What do you guys think? Maybe we can get a group of few people and make this a common project?
Its possible.

My friend has a $1,500 commercial diamond grinder made just for prepping floors for epoxying. No need for acid etching & power washing oil stains it comes right off with a rotating high RPM diamond disc.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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Does your friend works with epoxy as well, commercial grade?


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Its possible.

My friend has a $1,500 commercial diamond grinder made just for prepping floors for epoxying. No need for acid etching & power washing oil stains it comes right off with a rotating high RPM diamond disc.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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How much per SF?

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I used Adecco Sealants in Houston. They even put my logo in it. Excellent work! Epoxy - Adecco Sealants
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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My father has this in his garage with the stuff you get at the hardware store. It's good for the first few years. But then it starts to chip away because it's not very thick. And no way would I spend 5 bucks a sqft for the stuff to have a pro install it. It's a garage for pete sake. It's ok if the floor isn't sparklin like your bathroom floor.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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When you have a $100K + car in your garage I am sure you can afford some epoxy right
But that is not the reason I want to do it and I do have such sport car... I would just like my garage to look nice and clean and is OK to put some money into it. Call me a car / garage nut

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My father has this in his garage with the stuff you get at the hardware store. It's good for the first few years. But then it starts to chip away because it's not very thick. And no way would I spend 5 bucks a sqft for the stuff to have a pro install it. It's a garage for pete sake. It's ok if the floor isn't sparklin like your bathroom floor.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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My father has this in his garage with the stuff you get at the hardware store. It's good for the first few years. But then it starts to chip away because it's not very thick. And no way would I spend 5 bucks a sqft for the stuff to have a pro install it. It's a garage for pete sake. It's ok if the floor isn't sparklin like your bathroom floor.
Store bought crap and it only lasted 2 years.
That's why you pay a contractor to get you the good stuff. They do the prep work right to make sure the epoxy has something to grip to.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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Xpedite Coatings offers epoxy, polyurethane, and polyaspartic flooring with plain or with color chips.
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