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Old 04-28-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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If so can you please PM me the contact info.

What the going rate for a 3 car garage?
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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I just did my own garage this weekend. I bought the epoxy kit at Lowes. it was actually pretty easy and I am not a "handy" person at all. But I went online ans saw how easy it was to do it yourself. Just google it. It was called Quikrete.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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yup DIY stuff. umm dont skip on the primer, or elses it'll crack when it gets cold
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:12 AM
 
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What the going rate for a 3 car garage?
Fairly easy job...Most Important to Prepare the surface--Thoroughly clean(powerwash best), Etch with included mixture, let dry and slap it on...
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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Thanks for the replies, I'm going to try it myself.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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Yep, us too thanks
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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I just did my own garage this weekend. I bought the epoxy kit at Lowes. it was actually pretty easy and I am not a "handy" person at all. But I went online ans saw how easy it was to do it yourself. Just google it. It was called Quikrete.
How long does it take to do a 3 car garage?? We were contemplating doing that when we come out this summer for a week.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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How well does this stuff work? i heard that in a few years that it will start to crack. Is that true? Does it discolor?
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: WA
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Did my own garage with the Rustoleum garage paint sold at Home Depot 5 years ago and just put another coat on this month. It's a large 2 car garage (more like 2 1/2 car). It took two boxes of paint. They cost about $70/box.

The painting is the easy part. Get a roller with a 6' long roller handle (or screw a broom handle into the roller frame) and get a 5 gallon plastic paint bucket with a a hanging frame inside the bucket to roll against. Painting a floor is easier than walls or ceilings because you don't have to worry about drips or mess.

The prep is the difficult part. If your garage is old and there are oil stains you'll need to degrease and etch the concrete to make sure the paint adheres properly.

As for how long it lasts? My original paint job lasted just fine but after 5 years the floor was getting pretty dirty and scratched. Lots of tire skid marks and scratches from my kids skateboarding in the garage and me dragging stuff around. And also overspray from when I painted my kitchen cabinet doors and didn't put enough drop cloths down. I repainted it as part of the process of polishing up the house for selling. Not because the paint was peeling. In fact there wasn't a single place where it was chipping or peeling after 5 years with the rustoleum. It just was looking bad because we were abusing it.

As for what a painting contractor would charge? My guess is well over $1000. the epoxy paint they use is different and better. It's the same stuff that is installed in food service prep areas. I used to work as a commercial painter in college and worked on putting in an epoxy floor in a Yoplait Yogurt factory. Horrid stuff to apply and seriously different paint than what the sell with the garage floor kits at Home Depot.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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Thanks Texasdiver for such detailed info! It's very helpful in helping us decide what course to take....The home is new, so that's a plus. Now we need to decide if we want to go the Home Depot route, or pay up to have a contractor do it, but I would only want to go that route if we were assured he was indeed using the higher quality product, not simply the HD stuff.
....Our home in CA that we want to sell in about a year, however, is a different story..that home is 10 years old now, and the garage floor has been used and abused by kids, dogs, and ourselves..sounds like doing that floor will be a little more involved by what you explained. But I think it would still be worth it to do, as part of the spiffying up to sell process
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