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Old 08-01-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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So i went ahead and contacted the folks at Epoxy Flooring For Houston Residential & Commercial Sites and worked out a deal with them. They offer light, medium and full chip broadcasts, and I opted to go with a medium to full, but not completely full chip. I think it turned out nice, AND I was able to get them to throw in a decal (go coogs), but I'm a bit of a sweet talker - Maybe you Longhorns or Aggies can do the same thing, just need a high resolution image of what you want. Take a look, not as big as d2mini's 3 car garage but I like it I may copy d2mini's idea of adding chair rail and extending the gray :P




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Old 08-02-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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What's the price per SQF? That's more important :-)

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So i went ahead and contacted the folks at Epoxy Flooring For Houston Residential & Commercial Sites and worked out a deal with them. They offer light, medium and full chip broadcasts, and I opted to go with a medium to full, but not completely full chip. I think it turned out nice, AND I was able to get them to throw in a decal (go coogs), but I'm a bit of a sweet talker - Maybe you Longhorns or Aggies can do the same thing, just need a high resolution image of what you want. Take a look, not as big as d2mini's 3 car garage but I like it I may copy d2mini's idea of adding chair rail and extending the gray :P



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Old 08-03-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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It was 3.00 sq/ft including prep, paint, those chip flakes, vertical sides around the perimeter, and tax. They were also nice enough to help move out the bigger things out of my garage out and onto my back patio while they worked on the garage. They use Sherwin Williams products so you can choose any color that they offer.

Like others have mentioned it's the prep that is key, and the guys I hired also brought that grinder machine to really clear the garage surface and allow for maximum adhesion. That thing is awesome, I had a lot of stains and stuff on the concrete and it cleared it right off. They offered a discount also if payment was cash , but they do take credit cards.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Pearland
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Im right in the middle of doing this myself, and I would like to tell you all that it is absolutely worth it to source this work out. The grinder is by far the best way to prep. All the DIY kits that tell you an acid etch is fine are flat out lying.

That decal is awesome, nice garage!
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Energy Corridor
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Im right in the middle of doing this myself, and I would like to tell you all that it is absolutely worth it to source this work out. The grinder is by far the best way to prep. All the DIY kits that tell you an acid etch is fine are flat out lying.

That decal is awesome, nice garage!
I did my garage myself with Norklad epoxy. Acid etch worked great and floor is holding up very well. If you do it correctly acid etch works. I did a light gray color which really lightened up the whole garage.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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FWIW, been living with the full chip job i posted at the bottom of the previous page for a while now and it's AWESOME!
So worth it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Energy Corridor
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I went with a no chip, solid color. I imagined dropping a small screw or something and having hard time seeing it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Definitely agree with mtgmike, gotta do the prep work for long lasting results.

@EvenFurther, I didn't think about that but you have a point. Fortunately for me I will use my garage as a home gym. Gym membership costs keep going up (I used to always get my significant other in as a "guest", but they aren't letting that slide anymore hehe), and I already have a decent weight set so I figured if I buy a couple of more exercise equipment machines, it will pay for itself after a year or so.

You should post some pics of the end result
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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It was 3.00 sq/ft including prep, paint, those chip flakes, vertical sides around the perimeter, and tax. They were also nice enough to help move out the bigger things out of my garage out and onto my back patio while they worked on the garage. They use Sherwin Williams products so you can choose any color that they offer.

Like others have mentioned it's the prep that is key, and the guys I hired also brought that grinder machine to really clear the garage surface and allow for maximum adhesion. That thing is awesome, I had a lot of stains and stuff on the concrete and it cleared it right off. They offered a discount also if payment was cash , but they do take credit cards.
Was this price $3 per sq/ft also include the clear coat? I called them and they said $3.95 sq/ft for the clear coat included or 3.30 without.


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$3.59/sq ft
That's including tax and the vertical areas.
Was our price with the clear coat?
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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Im right in the middle of doing this myself, and I would like to tell you all that it is absolutely worth it to source this work out. The grinder is by far the best way to prep. All the DIY kits that tell you an acid etch is fine are flat out lying.
I did the acid on mine. The stuff that comes with the kits are crap. You'll want to invest in 32% hydrochloric (muriatic) acid, 1 gallon per stall, full concentration in a special spray can. Work section by section and after the acid is finished burning off a layer of concrete, neutralize with plenty of baking soda & water which turns it into salt water, and you can carefully rinse it down the driveway. Do it slowly and ventilate the area well! The fumes are vicious and will carry that concrete dust everywhere so do it while no one is around!
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