We understand that you may need help with their Epoxy restoration and that not all projects are the same. 

We will ask some specific questions and reply to what you will need to do in your Epoxy restoration process and the appropriate products and amounts to purchase, so it receives the proper prep and treatment required.

In the comment section below, you must include:

  • Square Footage of Area to be Restored:
  • Approximate age of concrete:
  • If applicable, has a previous coating been used before:
  • Any oil or grease spills:
  • Do you have access to a pressure washer:
  • Miscellaneous info:
  • Include 1-3 Photos of Restoration Project. There is a link to upload photos in the bottom right corner of the comment area.

RESTORE-A-GARAGE EPOXY TIP SHEET

  1. Do not apply if the temperature is below 55° F or above 85° F.
  2. All prior coatings must be removed or grinded off to adhere properly.
  3. Apply only when temperature and humidity are at their lowest point of the day. Avoid hot direct sunlight.
  4. You must wait at least 30 to 60 days for new concrete to cure.
  5. The Epoxy material should be at 70° F to 75° F before using it.
  6. No water or rain for at least 48 hours after applying.
  7. No car traffic within the first 48 hours after applying.
  8. Be sure to fill all large cracks, holes, and depressions prior to applying.
  9. A complete cure of the Epoxy coating is 24 to 48 hours at 65º F and less than 50% humidity. Do not close the garage door, walk on, or drive on until fully cured. Temperatures lower than 75° will result in longer cure times.

COVERAGE:

One Coat except 2 coats recommended for Beige, White & Yellow colors.

3-Gallon Epoxy Kit coverage 380-480 sq. Ft. at 10 mils dft or 240 sq. Ft. At 20 mils dft (dry film thickness)

1.5-Gallon Epoxy Kit coverage 190-240 sq. Ft. at 10 mils dft or 240 sq. Ft. At 20 mils dft (dry film thickness)

R A G Garage Floor Measurement Chart 2

 

 

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    Michael · 09/28/2022
    How soon can I apply a second coat of beige and clear top coat ?
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      RAD Products · 09/28/2022
      When applying the R-A-G Clear Top Coat over the Restore-A-Garage Epoxy Coating, we suggest lightly sanding the Epoxy coating with 100-120 grit sanding blocks/pads after it is fully dry. This will de-gloss the epoxy, create a good Epoxy surface profile and provide excellent adhesion for the R-A-G Clear Top Coat. make sure to vacuum well. You can avoid sanding by applying it 15-18 hours after applying the epoxy, but you risk the slight chance of the R-A-G Clear Top Coat separating from the R-A-G Epoxy.

      The second coat of beige can go on as soon as the first coat is fully dry. If longer than 18 hours, you will need sand.
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    david · 09/26/2022
    does the epoxy have a shine
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    Slurb · 09/23/2022
    I have a new construction 3 car 745sqft garage. I will have to do this project myself. I am worried about purchasing the full three car garage kit and having it setup on me before I am able to apply the full coverage. should I be purchasing 3 single car garage kits? If so does this add a lot to my cost? Thanks
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      RAD Products · 09/24/2022
      Just buy the kit and follow directions when mixing and applying.
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    Rhonda · 09/17/2022
    Do you have any pics of light to medium gray epoxy with brown, black,tan flakes
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    Kelsi · 09/12/2022
    We applied a coat of dark grey yesterday with broadcast shark grip. There are some spots that didn’t quite get enough epoxy. Can we do a second coat if we sand down the first coat? If so, can we wait a week or two to do the second coat and what grit sand paper. 
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      RAD Products · 09/13/2022
      If recoating you should do it within 18 hours of the first coat otherwise you will need to scuff the surface for adhesion. Scuff by using a pole sander or a floor buffer with a sanding screen.
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        Kelsi · 09/13/2022
        Thank you. Is it possible to broadcast sand instead of shark grip aluminum oxide? 
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          RAD Products · 09/14/2022
          Not really. It wouldn't look very good as well.
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            Kelsi Van Gilder · 09/26/2022
            We put down epoxy two almost three days ago and it is still sticky (showing foot prints when walked on). Epoxy only, no fleck or grip. The overnight temps have been in the low 50’s to high 40’s warming up to around 75-80 during tue day. Epoxy was installed at around 70 degrees. What might be the reason it’s not curing and still sticky?  Or does will it just take more time due to overnight lows?
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              RAD Products · 09/27/2022
              How did you prep this when you applied your second coat? it sounds like you may have not scuffed the original coating correctly and the new coating may not be adhering fully. Did you mix it exactly the same way as the first coat? Anything different?
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                Kelsi Van Gilder · 09/27/2022
                We sanded the first coat with 80 grit. Mixed the same way for two minutes, nothing different.  Application was the same. It’s also showing the line marks where we dumped the epoxy in lines on the floor to spread. 
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                  RAD Products · 09/27/2022
                  Hi,

                  Please answer these questions so we can give them to our team?

                  Did you remove the sand dust after sanding?

                  What’s the batch code on top of the containers?

                  Did you mix more than one kit at a time?

                  How did you mix it?

                  How did you apply it?

                  Over what type of substrate?
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                    RAD Products · 09/27/2022
                    Also, add some pics.
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                      Kelsi Van Gilder · 09/28/2022
                      Hi, 
                      We applied over a previous application of RAG epoxy (applied one week prior) that we sanded down with 80 grit. Vacuumed and wiped any residue so floor was clean. 
                      Mixed the new batch exactly like we did the previous time with paddle mixer. Only mixed one pale at a time. 
                      Applied to floor by dumping entire contents of pale onto floor in lines as directed. Then used squeegees and back rolled with 1/4” nap rollers. 
                      Batch numbers are: 042022 & 92022.
                      Just checked it again today and it no different, still quite sticky (day 5 after application).
                      What would be the best way to remedy this. If we sanded again, it may gum up the sander as it’s pretty sticky. Grind it all off and start again?  If we did something incorrect we’d love to know so we get it right next time. We followed the directions closely. Otherwise maybe the batch ratios were off?
                       We will be adding flakes to the next application of this floor. 
                      Thank you for your help!
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                        RAD Products · 09/29/2022
                        Hi,

                        We talked to the chemist and the lab and there reply is below as to the issue:

                        "Something got mixed wrong.

                        Maybe when they mixed the second layer they interchanged the part B’s from the 3-Gallon standard kit and 1.5-Gallon mini kit when they blended them with the A’s. We can only speculate.

                        Nevertheless, epoxy will always cure when properly mixed at correct proportions.

                        At this point, this layer needs to be scrapped down as best as possible and the product needs to be reapplied.

                        Client/Installer needs to make sure that standard 3 gallon kit and mini 1.5 gallon kit are mixed separately."
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                          Kelsi Van Gilder · 09/29/2022
                          Thank you. We too think something was not right with the mixture. We only opened and mixed one pale at a time so there was no possibility of us mixing up the B pots. We mixed only what was sent in each  pale. 
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                            RAD Products · 09/29/2022
                            Did you use both the 1.5 and 3 gallon for the second coat? And mixed them individually before applying? 
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    A · 09/09/2022
    Hi I purchased restore a garage epoxy kit with 3lb additive fleck.. now I would like to add more fleck than I planned.

    Can I purchase additional fleck in lowes or home depot ? If so what kind of fleck matches with what i got with restore a garage kit .. 

    Note: I am unable to buy additional fleck as the cost of shipping is very high for ordering just fleck.
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      RAD Products · 09/10/2022
      Any flecks should work but we have no idea what is carried at local stores.
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    Steve Green · 09/06/2022
    I ordered a 3 gallon kit for 256 sq ft with no rinse etching.  I followed directions exactly and had to work to get it to cover the 256.  The last part I did was very light in coverage.  The bucket seemed to be light on material once I added the hardener to the bucket.  What can I do to get an even coverage now?
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      RAD Products · 09/06/2022
      Hi Steve,

      The ratios in the bucket are exact otherwise they would not mix correctly. So the issue was that either it was measured incorrectly or you applied it thicker than it should have been. For example:

      3-Gallon Epoxy Kit coverage 380-480 sq. Ft. at 10 mils dft or 240 sq. Ft. At 20 mils dft (dry film thickness)
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        Steve Green · 09/06/2022
        I followed directions exactly and nowhere on the surface is close to 10mils of coverage.  As I stated, it seemed that the amount of material in the bucket was light.  Based on what the girl said that answered the phone, that can never happen so it must be my fault. 
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        RAD Products · 09/06/2022
        To reapply you need to scuff the surface by hand sanding to remove any shine with a pole sander. It will adhere to a dull surface.
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          Steve Green · 09/06/2022
          Would I need another 3 gallons or would 1.5 gallons be enough since there is some material on the concrete already?
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            RAD Products · 09/06/2022
            We would get the 3-gallon to ensure coverage and color is even.
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    Tracy · 08/19/2022
    Our driveway leading up to the garage is asphalt. As I complete the etching process and rinse out the garage, will any residual etching product affect the asphalt?  Do I need to protect the asphalt?
     
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      RAD Products · 08/19/2022
      Yes, it is possible so protect and or rinse well right away.
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    Timur · 08/02/2022
    I used a Rustoleum 2-part concrete patch repair kit. Can I use the restore a garage epoxy over it?
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    Tim Wells · 07/13/2022
    I’ve seen videos where they do that.How can I achieve that look?
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      RAD Products · 07/13/2022
      Not with our product. Adding anything to the epoxy can disrupt the chemical balance, potentially ruining it. We had a customer not too long attempt this and the epoxy hardened in the container in a matter of minutes. We do not suggest it.

      See pic of customer adding blue pigment to the clear and not following directions.
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    Tim Wells · 07/13/2022
    I want to add white swirls to my Canadian grey. Do I need to mix my mica white with clear epoxy?
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      RAD Products · 07/13/2022
      You cannot do this without affecting the chemical balance of the two components. It will most likely ruin the epoxy and harden up on you.
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    Gerry · 07/13/2022
    How does the epoxy coating hold up outside on the last 6-8 inches beyond the garage door?
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      RAD Products · 07/13/2022
      You can do it but many people will stop at the garage door line. The main reason is it will fade over time when fully exposed to UV.
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    Jeff · 07/12/2022
    What all would i need to purchase?  Building a new home.  3 Car Garage with a 2 car garage door. (30' x 20').  it will be newly poured concrete cured for about 4-5 months during the build process. no sealers will have been applied.  would like more of a satin sheen though.  
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    Brandon · 07/06/2022
    My garage floor extends out passed the garage door by about a foot. Is it alright for the epoxy and clearcoat to extend under and outside of the garage door? Or are there any special steps needed to avoid applying the epoxy and clearcoat outside of the garage door?
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      RAD Products · 07/06/2022
      You can do it but many people will stop at the garage door line. The main reason is it will fade over time when fully exposed to UV.
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    Rich · 06/13/2022
    There was an error in my order.  I'll call in the morning.  Is there a way to edit it on this website?
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      RAD Products · 06/14/2022
      Reply back from your order email and or call. 
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    Rich · 06/12/2022
    I plan on grinding and etching. Any problems rinsing the garage onto the asphalt driveway?   Staining or damage?  Trying to decide if I need to divert the rinse into the grass.  
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      RAD Products · 06/13/2022
      Best to divert not the grass and etch rinse. BTW, if you grind, you do not have to etch.
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    Rich · 06/12/2022
    I’m confused by the stated sq/ft coverage.  A 1.5 gal says 190-240.  The 3 gal says 380-480.  That is 570-720 total. However, the 2 car kit (3 gal and 1.5 gal kit) says 400-550.  Your “floor measurement chart” says the 3 gal kit covers 200-350 and the 2 car kit says coverage is 400-550.  Please clarify.  Thank you.  
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      RAD Products · 06/12/2022
      The approximation for the "Garage Kits" is on average for the size of the garage and the coverage for each kit. Everything also varies based on how thick you apply it.

      What is the sq footage that you are looking to cover?
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        Rich · 06/12/2022
        400 sq/ft.  
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          RAD Products · 06/13/2022
          You would want the two-car kit or one 3-gallon and one 1.5-gallon.
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      Rich · 06/12/2022
      Disregard.  The 200-350 and the 400-550 are garage sizes, not coverage.  My bad.  
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        RAD Products · 06/12/2022
        Correct.
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          Rich · 06/12/2022
          How important is the clear top coat?  Is it just for aesthetics or is there a wear and tear issue with the epoxy kits?
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            RAD Products · 06/13/2022
            Both. Appearance and more protection if desired. Many people will use the top coat after a few years to add protection then if needed.
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    Darel File · 06/10/2022
    I have used your Restore-A-Deck products with great results. I have a 1100 sq ft shop that was built 6 years ago. They cut joints into the concrete that now has quite a bit of debris and oils in it. I was told that clothesline rope could be used to fill the joints then epoxy over. Would this compromise the strength of epoxy coat? Also have a lift in shop and have oil stains in this area. What would be the best way to prep this area? Thanks.
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    Taylor Schmitt · 05/31/2022
    Square Footage of Area to be Restored: 264 sqft
    Approximate age of concrete: 10-30 years
    If applicable, has a previous coating been used before: carpet was glued down
    Any oil or grease spills: no
    Do you have access to a pressure washer: yes
    Miscellaneous info: Carpet was glued down.  I am renting a grinder to grind off the adhesive.  Would I still want to use your etch & clean after grinding?  And does the epoxy come in a satin finish?  The client is worried about the high gloss being slippery. Is it possible to add #5 sand to help with traction?  
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    Taylor Schmitt · 05/31/2022
    Do you offer the epoxy coating in a satin sheen option?  I’m looking at coating a concrete slab under a screen porch, and the client doesn’t want a high gloss finish or for it to be too slippery.  
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    sonal patel · 05/22/2022
    Hi there,
    My garage is 22X22, old concrete about 35 years old. I tried the HomeDEpot so called epoxy and realised it does not work. I have grinded the floor to remove the old paint, etched and is now drying. How much epoxy will I need and do you have detailed step by step instruction on how to do this. I am all by myself doing it, any tips will be of hep.
    Thanks you in advance
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    Chris · 05/05/2022
    After the first coat is completed and dry, can a vinyl decal be applied and then an epoxy top clear top coat to the whole floor?
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      RAD Products · 05/05/2022
      We have never tried it but it should work in theory.
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    Clayton · 04/14/2022
    Square Footage of Area to be Restored: 1152 square feet garage, How much would you recommend epoxy would you recommend? 
    Approximate age of concrete: 1 year
    If applicable, has a previous coating been used before: none
    Any oil or grease spills: nope
    Do you have access to a pressure washer: yes
    Miscellaneous info: I spray foamed the walls and there is some residue where some of the foam hit the concrete, would etching take care of this or would degreaser work?+
    What do I need to do for prep/cleaning?
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    Sarah · 04/05/2022
    Square Footage of Area to be Restored: 210, plus an additional 35 in a hallway on the same section of concrete, could I do them at separate times or would I need to do them at the same time if using the same kit?
    Approximate age of concrete: 4 months
    If applicable, has a previous coating been used before: none
    Any oil or grease spills: nope
    Do you have access to a pressure washer: yes
    Miscellaneous info: This is new construction on an addition, the current project application is a storage/utility closet, as well as the beginning of the hallway into the house from the garage. There is a lot of drywall mud and debris, but no oil/grease.
    What do I need to do for prep/cleaning?
    Can I do more than one color with a kit?
    Is there a gallery of projects anywhere?
    How many pounds of fleck for a medium-heavy cast on 245 square feet?
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    Mike · 04/05/2022
    Square Footage of Area to be Restored: 450 sf
    Approximate age of concrete: new construction....construction...application is garage in southern CA
    If applicable, has a previous coating been used before: none
    Any oil or grease spills: none
    Do you have access to a pressure washer: yes, but will ask builder to pressure wash before we take possession 
    Miscellaneous info: Take possession in early June.  Town gets very hot in the summers (90+ F).  I assume I would need to apply it early in the morning, when cool, let it dry and apply gloss coat the next day, correct?   I also assume in need the etch coat first - can that be applied in hot weather?  Time between etch and epoxy coating?   Is one coat of epoxy really enough?
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      RAD Products · 04/05/2022
      Yes, you will need to etch and then let dry for 1-2 days before applying the Epoxy. 1 coat is enough but for added protection, use the RAG Top Coats.

      Do not apply if the temperature is below 55° F or above 85° F.
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    John D Williams · 03/29/2022
    Do you have any Epoxy application video's?
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    Randy · 03/27/2022
     I have a 30 yr old 2 car concrete garage floor. During the rainy season it developes white powdery stuff on the surface, so I would need a moisture barrier prior to applying the epoxy coating. what would you recomend for this?
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      RAD Products · 03/28/2022
      It is not possible to add a moisture barrier prior to applying an epoxy as that would repel the epoxy from adhering corectly.
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        Randy · 03/29/2022
        so will the epoxy bond to the concrete even though there is no moisture barrier? And does the epoxy act as a moisture barrier? Assuming that it is applied at proper temperatures.
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          RAD Products · 03/30/2022
          No top coat system or sealer can prevent water from seeping out through the concrete if that is what you are asking? Coatings and sealer will only work to prevent water from intruding in, not seeping out.
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    Quaid · 03/16/2022
    I bought a house in Colorado and the floor already has a tan epoxy done and it is flaking up and the concrete is breaking up. What would you recommend to do to fix and recoat this 3 bay garage? The only the area where the road salt and chloride drips off the cars is damaged.  
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      RAD Products · 03/17/2022
      You would have to rent a floor grinding machine to remove the current coating fully first.
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    carey · 03/06/2022
    Here is a picture of my garage floor. House is 40 yrs old. If I want to use beige and need 2 coats, which kit do I need? 21x24 ft. Also is the surface slippery if I don't use flecks?? Thanks, Carey
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    Javier · 03/02/2022
    Is it self leveling? After the application, can I seal it with transparent resin?