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Old 08-18-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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If you do it yourself, just remember: The prep is the most important thing you do. Do that half-a$$ed and you'll wish you never did it yourself in the first place.

Ronnie
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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usc,

Did you end up hiring a pro? If so, who did you go with? I'm kind of interested in doing this to my garage and outdoor patio as well to cover up some stains I created by accident

I came across epoxyfloorshouston.com but was trying to find someone who had hired them for some feedback. There seems to be a ton of people who do epoxy and advertise on craigslist so I'm trying to see who has been doing this for a while and not just beginners trying to get into the business.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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Whatever you do, don't just go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy the stuff there. Check out Epoxy Coat. It is what I used on my new home. Very easy to put down yourself if you have someone to help you. The stuff is like steel...doesn't come up at all!!!! You can actually have it delivered to a Lowes and pick up there, a good way to go if you have a coupon for Lowes.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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usc,

Did you end up hiring a pro? If so, who did you go with? I'm kind of interested in doing this to my garage and outdoor patio as well to cover up some stains I created by accident

I came across epoxyfloorshouston.com but was trying to find someone who had hired them for some feedback. There seems to be a ton of people who do epoxy and advertise on craigslist so I'm trying to see who has been doing this for a while and not just beginners trying to get into the business.
No, I keep putting it off because 1. we keep putting other things ahead IE; painting, new shower door, wood floors etc... and 2. I'm dreading having to clear out the garage lol. Thanks for reminding me, I need to bring the idea back to the wife.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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No, I keep putting it off because 1. we keep putting other things ahead IE; painting, new shower door, wood floors etc... and 2. I'm dreading having to clear out the garage lol. Thanks for reminding me, I need to bring the idea back to the wife.
Yeah you and me both - clearing the garage will be a major PITA but I've been wanted to do it for a while now. I called epoxyfloorshouston website and they seem fairly priced and knowledgeable. They use commercial grade products like dickelfan mentioned, and buy the epoxy coat stuff from sherwin williams stores.

I'm kind of interested in doing a decal in the middle of my garage since I do have a lot of weightlifting equipment and to make it look like a small gym I'll update this thread with pics if I do decide to go for it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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I ended up using Iron Drive for my 3 car tandem.
Full chip, good price, great product, lifetime warranty. Very happy.









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Old 06-01-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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Looks great indeed. How much per SQF?

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I ended up using Iron Drive for my 3 car tandem.
Full chip, good price, great product, lifetime warranty. Very happy.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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$3.59/sq ft
That's including tax and the vertical areas.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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That is really nice! The crew I contacted are better priced but not by much (3.00 sq/ft I believe) I guess it may make a difference overall but either way that's an awesome job. I really like your paint job on the walls, looks like you did that after the epoxy. Is that a paint stripe or chair rail molding?
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Thanks, it's chair rail. I did do it myself after the floor. The walls were a warm white which clashed with the cool grey floor. The red chair rail makes for a nice transition.

Make sure your guys are grinding down the floor. Mine was brand new and they still took off at least 1/16" of concrete for proper adhesion, rather than just acid etching. And I like the full chip better than the light sprinkle I've had before.
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