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Paint a Flaking Garage Floor

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    LESLIE: David in Kansas, welcome to The Money Pit. What can we help you with?

    DAVID: I was wanting to repaint my garage floor.

    TOM: OK.

    DAVID: It has paint on it now but it’s – a lot of it’s already come off; flaking off now but it – I didn’t know if I had to remove it all or if I could put a product over it.

    TOM: Well, if you put good paint over bad paint it’s still going to pull off. So, I would say that it’s probably going to be a good idea for you to try to get as much of that old paint as you possibly can. After that, you really should look at some of the new epoxy paints that are specifically designed for garages.

    LESLIE: Yeah, they go on in a system. There’s a color that goes on first. There is even an additive that gives it sort of a speckle texture and this resin sort of sealer that goes on top of the epoxy coating. It’s done in stages. You can do a garage in an afternoon. It’s usually sold in a kit. The prices are right. Come in a ton of colors and it’s very, very durable; specifically for what you need it for, the garage.

    DAVID: Alright, well that answers it.

    TOM: Terrific. David, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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