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      10-07-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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In the process of moving into a new house, and this is one of the first things i've decided to pursue. Exactly what every garage needs

Looking forward to parking the beast in there. Soon enough

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      10-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #2
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thats looks kool man, take some pics of the car in there when u get a chance
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What is that called...I know there is a name to that texture...
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      10-07-2010, 02:41 PM   #4
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where did u buy it, i saw it one time on tv and forgot whats it called as well
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That's not something you buy and put down...it's actually paint product that has that look....i believe it's applied with a paint roller! I've been contemplating doing the same to mine...i just cant bring myself to clean out my entire garage!
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That's not something you buy and put down...it's actually paint product that has that look....i believe it's applied with a paint roller! I've been contemplating doing the same to mine...i just cant bring myself to clean out my entire garage!
yes u can buy it at lowes , its called qickrete
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Here's another brand:

http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=165
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yes u can buy it at lowes , its called qickrete
when you said where did you buy "it" i thought you meant it was a flooring that you lay...like race deck tiles.

Yes, it's a product that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot.
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also this site has some really good helpful videos

http://www.garage-floorcoating.info/
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when you said where did you buy "it" i thought you meant it was a flooring that you lay...like race deck tiles.

Yes, it's a product that you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot.
oh sorry i wasn't more clear, thanks =)
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looking good. I used rustoleum when I did mine as well.
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My floor looks almost identical to that. If I did it again though, I would do the darker color.
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Thanks for the compliments.
Will post pic of the car in there as well.

This is actually an industrial grade paint base with epoxy coating and decorative chips.

The process is actually quite intricate - at least the prep work.
The garage floor was acid washed, sanded, power washed and brushed. Then they lay down the few coats of base paint, epoxy + coating, and then finally the flakes.

http://www.bapaintingdfw.com/ did my place!
Here is a video of the process:



This is actually the darker color of grey that they had available.
I definitely agree that I might have gone slightly darker, however the darker you go, the more imperfections you pick up from the concrete, dirt and grime.

Really happy with the outcome!!
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^it looks good, i think its a must for any garage
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stuff looks good, clean easy, and don't have to worry about wife complaining: you spilled oil again!
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ive been meaning to do this in my garages..gotta find the time
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Wow that's a nice floor! A friend of mine has the same treatement in his work shop, and working on cars there is an absolute treat.
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I just finished mine and it looks great. A darker color will make garage look smaller. I put a gloss sealer on top to give a showroom look and it will help protect the floor. The flakes you just sprinkle on while paint is still wet, you do 5 foot sections. In a couple days you seal with gloss if you want then wait at least 4 days to be safe to put car on it.
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Holy shit lol I just got THE exact same floor in my garage too

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I need to do mine. maybe this weekend....

http://ucoatit.com/pgs/main.htm
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I need to do mine. maybe this weekend....

http://ucoatit.com/pgs/main.htm
I hadn't heard of this ucoatit before but it looks good. Does anyone know from experience whether this ucoatit is really better than the epoxy coatings that Home Depot and Lowe's sell (Quickrete, Behr, Rustoleum, etc.)?

I'm not talking about paint vs. epoxy. I'm talking about whether the ucoatit epoxy is better than the retail-brand epoxies...

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awesome! this is something my first house will have FOR SURE!
not so sure ill get such good feedback if I do it to my parking spot in my condo! haha
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