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How do you apply Rust-Oleum garage floor epoxy?

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To apply Rust-Oleum garage floor epoxy, prepare the floor, and follow the package instructions, using a long-handled roller to apply the epoxy evenly. Use an edger or brush around the floor’s perimeter. Work in small sections, and apply decorative paint chips to each section to help hide any flaws in the concrete.

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Prep the floor before application of epoxy by removing items from the floor and sweeping away any loose dirt, debris and concrete. The epoxy clings best to an even surface, so repairing cracks or potholes may be necessary. Clean up any heavy oil stains, and then etch the floor with Rust-Oleum’s EPOXYSHIELD concrete etch. Rinse the floor thoroughly, and allow it to dry completely.

The epoxy coating from Rust-Oleum for floors comes in two cans. Stir the contents of both cans completely before pouring the contents of can A into can B. Mix the mixture well, and then use an edger or brush to apply the epoxy around the perimeter of the floor.

Using a long-handled roller, apply an even coat of epoxy coating to the floor. If applying more than one coat, allow 12 to 24 hours drying time in between coats before adding the decorative color flake paint chips to the top layer.

Epoxy floor coatings adhere best when the ambient air temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees F. Do not park on the floor for 72 hours after the last epoxy coating.

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