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Epoxy garage floor project

Jason
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Re: Easter Project - Epoxy Garage Floor

Hi @drew,

 

Many thanks for joining in the discussion. Let me tag @maknilsin for you so he is alerted to your question. I'm sure other community members might also like to share their thoughts. 

 

Let me extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We're pleased you could join us and look forward to reading all about your projects and plans. We trust you will receive plenty of inspiration, information and advice from other members. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have something to share.

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

 

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MartyH
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Re: Easter Project - Epoxy Garage Floor

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maknilsin
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Re: Easter Project - Epoxy Garage Floor

@drew I have to agree with @MartyH here. Paving paint would definitely be the way to go. From memory the epoxy paint isn’t recommended for outdoor use as well. 

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in2truth
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Re: Epoxy garage floor project

Thanks for this post.  When I build my workshop/shed., I’ll do this. 👍🏼😄

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Seaton
Established Contributor

Re: Easter Project - Epoxy Garage Floor

I found a when I did mine that sun from my garage windows cause degassing and bubbles in the area the sun was hitting the concrete.

The fix is to sand them out between coats, Man I can’t believe how hard this stuff goes after just 36 hours as I was there for hours using 40 Grit on my orbital sander and it was barely touching the surface, anyway it was worth it and the sencond coat was fantastic.

I thought I’d share for anyone else. If I did it again I’d cover my windows so there was no direct sun on the concrete and would save me some elbow grease
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Jason
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Re: Easter Project - Epoxy Garage Floor

Great tip @Seaton. Many thanks for sharing. I'm sure your input will be valued as there are so many people interested in epoxy floors for their garage and/or workshop.

 

Jason

 

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ChristineM
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Re: Epoxy garage floor project

Thanks for sharing in such detail. I have been telling my hubby about epoxy and couldn't explain it so he understood - showing him this has almost convinced him that we should do it in the garage too :smile: Good job, it looks great.

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rragudos17
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Re: Epoxy garage floor project

What kind of prepping to do for new garage? Just wash with water or just remove the dust? Thanks

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MitchellMc
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Re: Epoxy garage floor project

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @rragudos17. It's fabulous to have you join us and many thanks for your question.

 

I note that @maknilsin mentions "As my garage floor was brand new - there was no need to complete any deep cleaning or etching of the garage floor.".

 

I would suggest you follow the directions on the product that you choose and/or contact the manufacturer to confirm what preparation is needed.

 

If there was a particular product you had in mind, then I would be more than happy to contact the manufacturer on your behalf and ask them about their recommendations on prepping a new garage floor.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or had any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Specter003
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Re: Easter Project - Epoxy Garage Floor

just curious to know how is ur garage floor now after 1.5 yrs? & What product did u use?

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