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Now that you’ve prepped the floor, patched the holes and filled the cracks, it’s time to add that epoxy finish. In part two of this two-part video series, we’ll seal the deal and even shake on some flakes for added flair.


  1. 1.mix epoxy

    Mix part A and part B of the epoxy together. Let it sit for 45 minutes. The product must be used within two and a half hours after opening the can.

  2. 2.trim

    Trim the perimeter of the floor with a paint brush.

  3. 3.mix

    Mix a second can after trimming if you have a big garage.

  4. 4.paint

    Paint the floor in sections with a paint roller.

  5. 5.paint flakes

    Sprinkle paint flakes to add some style. Do this after completing each section. Let the whole floor dry for a few days before placing anything on it.


Project Faqs « back to project

My garage floor has cracks. Can I still use an epoxy finish, or is it primarily for relatively new floors?

You can use an epoxy floor finish on your garage, but you must first fill all the cracks using cement crack filler or a hydraulic cement patching... More »

I have a painted concrete floor in my garage. Can I still apply an epoxy coating?

It depends on the shape it’s in. If it’s in good shape, you can forego the etching process, give it a good cleaning with an all-purpose cleaner... More »

Do the paint flakes that you shake on when the garage floor epoxy is still wet help with slip resistance?

A little, but they are mostly designed to hide imperfections and offer a custom... More »

I want to give my finished garage floor more traction. Is there a way to add traction?

You can still use the epoxy finish, you’ll just need to apply two coats. In between the first and the second coat, you can add a non-skid... More »

Once I mix the epoxy base with the hardener, when can I start painting the floor?

It varies by manufacturer, but some of the more common products require a 30 minute set up time minimum before using. They, you have 2½ hours... More »

Do I need to remove the old vinyl floor before installing my new vinyl floor?

No. It will be easier to leave the old floor if you can. You will need to completely clean the old floor and fill in any low spots or embossed areas... More »

How long before I can walk on my new vinyl floor?

Wait at least 24 hours before heavy... More »

Is there any way to easily separate a joint where an epoxy has been used?

Although it is not easy, it can be done. Apply an oven cleaner, such as Easy-Off, to the bond and let it sit for 10 to 15 minuets. The epoxy will... More »

What type of lumber should I use for a garage door header?

A garage door has a predictable load and span, and constructing one out of stock dimension lumber can be difficult. Try a laminated stock intended... More »

After installing my new vinyl tile floor, how long should I wait to clean it?

Wait one week after installation before washing your new... More »

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Comments (2)

  1. Can I apply a gloss finish on top?

    March 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm
  2. Hey Subby,

    I think there are epoxy kits that come with glossy top coats, ones that are more glossy than standard epoxy. You can always call the hardware store and ask them for recommendations.

    March 2, 2012 at 11:23 am