What Are Some of the Uses for Rustoleum Epoxy Shield?


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Rust-Oleum's Epoxy Shield is a line of high-performance surface coating products that are used to prepare and coat garage floors, basement floors, driveways and walls. It can also repair concrete, waterproof masonry and blacktop driveway coatings. Epoxy Shield products are sold at do-it-yourself home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's, as well as at their online stores.

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The Epoxyshield Interior Gloss Garage Floor Epoxy kit consists of a two-part water-based epoxy concrete coating system that includes paint and primer. The 128-fluid-ounce kit also contains a concrete etch, decorative chips and a stir stick and can cover up to 250 square feet of garage floor, making it resistant to gasoline, motor oil, salt, antifreeze and hot tire pick up. It can also be used for basement floors, laundry rooms and workshop floors.

The Epoxyshield Basement Floor Coating kit is a 1-gallon two-pack kit that consists of two water-based epoxy coatings, decorative chips and a stir stick. Available in 32 tints, the satin-finish epoxy coatings can be applied to floors and walls using a roller and one gallon covers up to 250 square feet of space. As the formula is water-based, clean up after application can be easily done with soap and water. Coated surfaces become wear- and stain-resistant, making floors easy to clean of spills and dirt using common household cleaners.

Based in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Rust-Oleum was founded in 1921 by a sea captain who noticed that fish oil arrested the corrosion on rusty metal decks; hence the company's earlier products contained whale oil. As of November 2015, the company manufactures protective paints and coatings for residential and industrial use and is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc.

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