epoxy flooring McAllen

mrkavin

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My 5-year-old garage project is finally coming along. I built this 900-square-foot garage and have been using it for years as staging for the other 1000 square feet of space I've been building. I had some guys put up drywall and unloaded all my stuff to a few storage units...so I figured I'd finish the floors after I painted the ceiling/walls since I had it emptied out.

I went to Lowes/HD to look for epoxy products and found the rustoleum-type water-based epoxies. I quickly saw they were very small kits claiming 250 sq ft of coverage. I called BS on them and didn't bite. I read some online reviews about Sherwin Williams epoxy solids-based epoxies and visited my local store to have this fat chick that looked like she'd never painted anything in her life tell me she didn't think I should be working with the industrial line. I got a quote and went across town to my local PPG store where they sell a product called Amerlock. The guys there quoted me on the product which was only stocked in the color, Pearl Gray. I'm not doing paint flecks or anything....so I took 8 gallons(4, 2part kits).

I mixed up a batch and used a 9" roller to spread it out...then went back over it again with another coat on the thin spots. I waited about 3 days and started driving on it. It's a decent finish. I did all the prep work...never sealed the concrete, etched with acid...didn't bother grinding. The finish was only about $650 for all material
 

mrkavin

Member
Jul 4, 2021
45
0
6
Real Name
kavin
My 5-year-old garage project is finally coming along. I built this 900-square-foot garage and have been using it for years as staging for the other 1000 square feet of space I've been building. I had some guys put up drywall and unloaded all my stuff to a few storage units...so I figured I'd finish the floors after I painted the ceiling/walls since I had it emptied out.

I went to Lowes/HD to look for epoxy products and found the rustoleum-type water-based epoxies. I quickly saw they were very small kits claiming 250 sq ft of coverage. I called BS on them and didn't bite. I read some online reviews about Sherwin Williams epoxy solids-based epoxies and visited my local store to have this fat chick that looked like she'd never painted anything in her life tell me she didn't think I should be working with the industrial line. I got a quote and went across town to my local PPG store where they sell a product called Amerlock. The guys there quoted me on the product which was only stocked in the color, Pearl Gray. I'm not doing paint flecks or anything....so I took 8 gallons(4, 2part kits).

I mixed up a batch and used a 9" roller to spread it out...then went back over it again with another coat on the thin spots. I waited about 3 days and started driving on it. It's a decent finish. I did all the prep work...never sealed the concrete, etched with acid...didn't bother grinding. The finish was only about $650 for all material epoxy flooring McAllen
thanks in advance for any help