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ghostriderxcxc 11-15-2016 04:52 AM

How about stopping the garage stains?
 
Hi,

My garage is still functioning after selling my Goldwing 4 years back. My friends use it to keep their rides. And sometimes does minor repair and tweaks in there. The floor is rotten with years of grease.

I want to clean up the mess and apply something so that the concrete floor won't be dirty again. So, guys, I would lk eto know if epoxy coating on the floor can protect the surface from grease stains, because I saw that they are being used in the parking lots.

Or, Is there any other way to prevent the floor from staining like using mats or anything.
Share your thoughts and experiences with this.

Thanks!

7riders 11-15-2016 04:18 PM

Hi Ghostrider,

Rustoleum makes an excellent product for garage floors. It isn't epoxy, but it holds up and cleans up well. The most important thing is to prep the floor first. You need to get the oil and grease up as much as you can with simple green or something and a stiff brush. Rinse it well, then let it dry. After that you need a 50/50 solution of Muriatic acid (pool acid) and water. Use a garden sprayer and spray the floor good. Keep the doors open because this stuff smells bad. Let it do it's work for a few minutes, it will foam and turn green. Rinse it well again. This will etch the concrete and give the paint something to grab on to. Let that dry, then paint over it and you are done.

Mike

Madrussian 11-15-2016 06:38 PM

Or you can move to a new house.:laugh2:

ghostriderxcxc 11-15-2016 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 7riders (Post 1834537)
Hi Ghostrider,

Rustoleum makes an excellent product for garage floors. It isn't epoxy, but it holds up and cleans up well. The most important thing is to prep the floor first. You need to get the oil and grease up as much as you can with simple green or something and a stiff brush. Rinse it well, then let it dry. After that you need a 50/50 solution of Muriatic acid (pool acid) and water. Use a garden sprayer and spray the floor good. Keep the doors open because this stuff smells bad. Let it do it's work for a few minutes, it will foam and turn green. Rinse it well again. This will etch the concrete and give the paint something to grab on to. Let that dry, then paint over it and you are done.

Mike

That's a lot of work. So, I will do it on a weekend. Thanks

budoka 11-16-2016 08:44 AM

TSP should work as well, and there are other grease removers out there. Check you local building supply store and don't be afraid to ask for information form the sales staff. You can get poly garage mats that will contain spills and drips but then you need a place to dispose of the waste fluids...

NREMTP 11-16-2016 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Madrussian (Post 1834585)
Or you can move to a new house.:laugh2:

Fossil has a really nice garage. :wink2:

fossil92 11-24-2016 06:03 AM

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Sorry I didn't catch this when it was 1st out. As Bob said I put down an epoxy floor. The one I used was the Rustoleum, you do have to wash the floor down, then as stated by @7riders use a muriatic acid bath to etch the surface. It really isn't that big of a deal, you can get muriatic acid at most Home Depots or a Masonry supply house.


Now about the product, it lasted well for 2-3 years however eventually the liquid spray salt that our &*#$ing State uses in the winter started it peeling where it drips off the vehicles. I will have to touch it up at some point but all in all I would do it again. May opt to spend more money and get an industrial epoxy but the areas where nothing drips off of vehicles looks like the day I put it on in 2012.


Here's a few pictures and it makes for a great space for parking, working , and entertaining.


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