How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor – This Old House


This Old House host Kevin O’Connor assists epoxy-coating expert Doug Fasching in creating a good-looking, hardwearing, stain-resistant garage floor. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor:
– two-part garage-floor epoxy with color flakes
– biodegradable degreaser, for cleaning oily stains from garage floor
– acid, used to acid-etch concrete floor surface
– chemical-resistant rubber boots, rubber gloves and eye goggles, required when acid-etching the floor

Tools for How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor:
– garden hose, used to rinse floor clean during surface-prep process
– plastic sprinkling can, used to apply acid
– long-handled scrub brush, for cleaning floor
– 3-inch paintbrush, used to cut in epoxy around floor perimeter
– paint roller and extension poles, used to epoxy garage floor
– wet/dry vacuum, for cleaning floor

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