Garage Floor Coatings - Do It Yourself? 

Yes, There Are Do-It-Yourself Methods. But...

Thinking about purchasing a do-it-yourself kit from your local home improvement center?

Perhaps if you are lucky, after all your hard work the coating may only peel off where the cars' hot tires come to rest - as evidenced in the photos below. But often the peeling is worse than this. The biggest reason for the peeling is the lack of surface preparation – the concrete really needs to be diamond grinded. (We were subsequently paid to remove this substandard product, which of course adds considerably to the expense, and to install our ColorFlake System.)

Finally, can one really compare the overall ‘look’ of this sparse broadcast of color chips to the granite or terrazzo look of Surface System's full color broadcast?

(You may click or tap an image to enlarge it)

Image shows the downsides of some do-it-yourself epoxy floor coating products

Substandard garage floor coating
(REF# 101)

Besides peeling,
it is just unattractive
(REF# 102)

'hot tire pickup' can be an issue with some floor coatings

We removed the customer's coating
and later installed our ColorFlake
(REF# 103)

"The ColorFlake floor looks outstanding... If more people could see my garage floor,
no one would accept bare concrete or D.I.Y. kits for their own garage.” Robert M., Oct. 2009

Remember:  Our ColorFlake Systems are a heavyweight, commercial grade coating requiring two days to install. Even though the D.I.Y. product may be a well-known brand, the home retail versions simply can't compare.

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