We Epoxied the Garage Floor…
Really we are okay.
But I had to walk the dogs for miles in these boots to get the sticky off.
We actually had a great time.
This is what we started with…yellow! This house was completely yellow when we moved in. Walls, ceiling, garage, and the garage floor. We finally repainted inside the house with 15 Shades of White paint.
Saving it for another day, way in the future on that special day where I have nothing better to do.
We used a Rust-Oleum garage floor epoxy kit in gray with those cute paint chips. They remind me of the 50’s! My favorite decade. Of course, I don’t remember the 50’s.
You will notice I darken the stain on the doors. Mike pulled out all those weights and then restacked them again. Okay time to fess up…that’s the most they have been moved in a while.
You will also notice the floor is not uniform. I think that’s do to not mixing well enough. The instructions stated to mix for three minutes. But I used a square painters bucket and I think a couple more minutes would have been perfect.
Another thing I would do the next time is work a bit faster. We purchased two garage kits even though the coverage was for 2 1/2 car garage.
Now that we’re finished we kind of wish we would have used thicker epoxy and both kits. It was hard to figure out how much and how thick to apply the mixture. You had to use a stiff brush and then roll the epoxy with a long handled roller. Just like a paint roller. We would roll out about a 3 foot by 6 foot area and then toss paint chips into the air over the wet epoxy.
A tip for tossing the paint chips…okay it’s sooooo tempting to toss them on each other. Don’t! You would be amazed at where you get the epoxy and you don’t want paint chips glued into your hair. Enough about where not to toss them, now how to toss them. If you simply throw them at the floor they will not spread out as much as tossing them pretty high in the air and let the chips fall where they may!
I couldn’t resist that one! 🙂
One more tip about those paint chips. I divided the garage floor into 6 sections. Then I filled 6 plastic cups with about the same amount of chips. That way you don’t run outta chips halfway. The chips do stick!! We figured we would be living with paint chips in the house, on the front porch, in the bathtub.
We let the floor dry for four days before putting anything back into the garage.
Of course, it rained for two of the four days.
Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation or products from any brands mention in this post. These are simply brands or products I purchased to use in our home.
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