Garage Floor Epoxy Screw UP :(

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Holden, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Holden

    Holden Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,594
    Location:
    Franklin, TN
    So I finally painted the garage floor with one of those DIY kits.

    I cleaned the HECK out of the floor, etched it twice, and followed the directions on the kit when laying it down.

    As it dries I can see NOTICABLE differences in color/gloss... I have no idea what I did worng?

    ANyoen else have this happen?

    Can I paint ontop the epoxy or do I need to scrap it off and start over?:cry
    #1
  2. Adh007

    Adh007 Needs to get back to work

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    771
    Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    #2
  3. Dano 407

    Dano 407 One Man Wolfpack

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,482
    Location:
    The orange groves, CA
    If you did a good prep job, you should not have to scrape it off. Just recoat. But I am no expert, so get reading and post your results here so we dont fuck up also.

    thanks,

    D
    #3
  4. VStromTom

    VStromTom Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,579
    Did you mix the pails of finish coat as you went or did you use one pail up, then go to the second, etc? Could be a difference between pails, hence the mixing suggestion. If your prep was thorough, and it sounds like it was, and the finished surface of the concrete itself was consistent, the difference has to be the coating itself.
    #4
  5. R_W

    R_W wannabe

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,126
    Location:
    Kansas
    If you did use multiple containers of stuff--make sure they were the same color and gloss code (I don't think there are many choices for this stuff, but need to check). Then check for a batch code. If they were the same, call the manufacturer and explain the issue (nicely but firmly). They should have a solution, and if their customer service is worth it, they will give you the product to fix it.
    #5
  6. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,737
    Location:
    Florida
    You may have etched some areas more then others, I would contact the manufacturer for input re recoating.

    I have been told that recoating epoxy can be problematic but I would think the sooner the better before it cures 100%. :dunno
    #6
  7. apeirce

    apeirce Two ears, one mouth.

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,726
    Location:
    CT USA
    I'm sorry but after reading the title all I could picture was a guy standing in the middle of his garage with his feet stuck firmly to the floor and his wife standing there with her hands on her hips shaking her head.

    Hope you sort it out.
    #7
  8. Brucasso

    Brucasso Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    Oddometer:
    492
    You probably rolled over some that was partially dry. Some idiots did a 40,000 sf area at my work and screwed it up two times in a row doing just that. Caused it to be checked, some areas shiny some dull...

    No problem recoating as long as you don't get it dirty.
    #8
  9. Rad

    Rad Done riding

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2001
    Oddometer:
    12,174
    It's a goddaymn garage floor, fer Christ's sakes; park yur car on it and stop whin'n:lol3
    #9
  10. fixer

    fixer KLR-riding cheap bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    7,439
    Location:
    Lost Wage$, NV
    +1
    #10