Sealing a Concrete Garage Floor
LESLIE: Roy in Alaska’s up next and you have a question about your garage. What can we do for you?
ROY: (inaudible) the recommended sealer is to put on new concrete garage floors.
TOM: Well, the best thing to do is to probably use an epoxy floor paint. That’s going to do a really good job of giving you a surface that could stand up to the abrasion of cars going back and forth and the salt that drips off your car in the winter and sand that can grind into the surface. QUIKRETE has an epoxy garage floor kit, which is great because it comes with all the instructions on how to do it. There’s a wash that you use to basically wash down the floor to get the concrete ready to accept the epoxy. Then there’s a two-part epoxy that you mix together. The gallon size can is sort of short-filled so when you pour the hardener in there, you mix it up and then you have, I think, about four hours to work with this stuff. And it goes on really nicely and gives you a really durable surface. And then there’s these color flakes that you can kind of shake into it to sort of give it a pattern and that helps hide dirt on the floor. (hammering)
So, a good …
LESLIE: Roy, it sounds like you’ve got some work going on in your house right now. What’s happening?
ROY: I’m at the house now. The electrician is nailing staplers.
TOM: (laughing) OK.
ROY: Staples. (laughing)
TOM: Yeah, so I think an epoxy floor coating is probably the best way to go.
ROY: OK. Do you know, if there’s a general kind, where most hardware stores or paint stores would carry it?
TOM: Yeah, I would … I would recommend QUIKRETE – Q-U-I-K-R-E-T-E – and that’s available at most home centers.
ROY: OK. Well, thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thank so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.