I posted this inquiry on the "Show us your Garage" thread, but decided it rated its' own thread for future reference.
I am in the process of cleaning and organizing my garage/Shop and am planning to coat the floor. What is a good 2 part epoxy floor coating that is impervious to, or at least resistant to gasoline and solvents. My floor is currently painted with a non epoxy enamel concrete flooring paint which curls up anytime a drop of gasoline or solvent touches it. I need to cover about 1,000 square feet. Thank you. Jim Patrick
I used a Polyaspartic installed by a San Antonio contractor for 3.25 per sq ft and I love it. No problems.
Pretty sure you're going you're to have to totally remove that old finish before you use an epoxy. Grinding/sanding to a bare surface. Whatever. Check on it but I'm about 99.5% sure. Another problem (and this is what stopped me from using it): unless your garage is a "showplace" where no work is done this finish might not be your best bet as they never talk about repairs to it due to jacks & stands and such.
I have coated my floor with a special mixture of different weight oils, anti-freeze and lacquer primer. It seems to be impervious to about anything I happen to spill on it. (:0(#
Hi Jim, this topic covered in 2012:
Hope that helps...there are lots of options.
I found out in a freinds garage that rustoleum coating with the color chips,is slicker than owl sh-- when wet.
"I have coated my floor with a special mixture of different weight oils, anti-freeze and lacquer primer. It seems to be impervious to about anything I happen to spill on it."
Methinks that's the best way to go, simple and effective.
Right now mine is speckled with #2 Permatex, lacquer thinner, motor oil and Kwik-poly, when i am done with the 26 engine i will have to scrape it all up.
POR15 now makes a garage floor coating. I have nothing on my garage floor other than oil and antifreeze but, based on the performance of their other products, I'd be tempted to give this a try if I went for a coating.
Painting my floor was the stupidest move I ever made. I'm going to rip it all up and do it Richard's way listed above.
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I've seen that Race Deck flooring and similar products advertised for some time now. In my humble opinion, they are not at all user friendly. The only thing they are good for is to park a show queen on them. If you use a cutting torch, guess what's going to happen. If you spill something, it's just going to lay under the decking and maybe mold, depending on what is spilled. That stuff looks to me like it is something that was made to be sold, not used. JMHO. Dave