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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    Daniel · 09/16/2021
    I have a few questions I’m hoping to get answered, as well as advice on best way to prep. I have already started doing a bit of pressure washing and degreasing.

    My garage is 400 sq ft, 24 years old, has grease/oil/rust stains, I have a 3400psi 2.5GPM pressure washer, and quite a few cracks I will be repairing before coating.

    In the photos you can see some examples of cracks ranging from about a 1/4” wide down to hairline cracks. You also can see examples of the rust spots I have, and there are quite a few of these throughout the garage. There is also a photo included that shows how the garage slab of concrete extends past my garage door to the outside.

    My three big questions are:

    1.) How perfectly cleaned do rust spots need to be? Do I need to remove all visible stains? I’m a bit afraid of spraying as hard and as long as I’d have to in one spot to remove the stains completely.

    2.) My garage walls are dry walled and painted/textured. I removed the baseboards so I could clean properly. Do I have to worry about the acid etch getting all over the framing that is down on the garage floor?

    3.) My garage slab extends out past my garage door when it is closed. What would you recommend? Aside from me thinking it may look funny to paint it past the door, I also am worried about the durability of the coating if that bit is always exposed to the elements and sunlight. I figured I could tape it off where I want the coating to end, but depending on how thick the coating is I foresee it possibly lifting in the future at that edge. The only other solution I can think of is cutting a relief line into the slab where I want the edge to be, but I prefer not to cut into my concrete if I don’t need to. Similarly, I have a closet containing my hot water tank in my garage. I want the coating to stop at the closet and avoid painting the concrete in the closet. Can you just tape off where you want the coating to end?

    Help/advice is greatly appreciated!
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      RAD Products · 09/16/2021
      1. Use the Cleaner Degreaser to remove as much as you can especially what is sitting on top of the concrete. Etch and Clean after.2. No.3. Cut it off the epoxy at the garage door line is correct. Just tape where the seal of the garage door comes down, you will be fine
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    Mike Allem · 09/14/2021
    I am preparing my 625 sq. foot garage for RAG application. I am currently grinding the entire floor (@35 years old with no cracks) down to bare concrete before application, and am using paint stripper for the edges and corners where the grinder cannot reach. I will be pressure-washing after grinding and will apply the Restore-A-Garage Etch Clean the day before epoxy application. I am thinking that I will use the 2 Car Epoxy Kit. I also want to use the top coat. I plan to scuff up the epoxy before applying the top coat, but was hoping to do it the following day. How long after epoxying can I apply the top coat?
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      RAD Products · 09/14/2021
      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. 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.
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    Filippo Ferrante · 08/08/2021
    What tools are needed to install the compound 
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    Sue Sloan Coffrin · 07/20/2021
    What colors are available? Looking for charcoal grey
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    Walter McKay · 07/18/2021
    I am waiting for the temperature and humidity to be acceptable to use your product to epoxy coat my new shop floor. I plan to coat the floor over my wash bay, but my concrete guy did not get the floor grade sloped properly for good drainage.


     I need a way to create a bit of a "dike" to direct the wash water towards the floor drain in two or three locations of the floor. I plan to install a small border of ceramic tile around the wash bay to contain the car wash water so that I can squeegee  it towards the drain.
    Question: Can I install a border of ceramic tile over the top of your epoxy coating, or can I install the ceramic tile and put your coating over the top of the tile. Please give an opinion on this.Thanks
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      RAD Products · 07/19/2021
      Tile mortar would probably not adhere over the epoxy and we have never tested the epoxy over tile so not sure if that will work well or not. The best option would be to have some kind of concrete "dike" that directs the flow of water.
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    Stephen Smith · 07/17/2021
    Will a floor machine with a course sanding disc (like for prepping wood floors work?) to get to a point that the epoxy will adhere to it
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      RAD Products · 07/17/2021
      Probably not. Has to be 100% removed and then properly etched.
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    Stephen Smith · 07/17/2021
    I have a basement floor that I removed all old tile that were adhered to the floor in the 60's. There is the black coating (like tar) still lightly on floor throughout. Floor is smooth but need to know if your product will work in this situation and how to go about the process.
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      RAD Products · 07/17/2021
      No, you have to remove this fully first. No epoxy can be applied over it. Grinding will be needed.
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    Donna · 06/24/2021
    1,400 Sqr.  Ft. Shop. 15 yrs old, few grease/oil stains. Yes have power washer. Un sealed/not painted. Is "sealed" the right word? It may have had something put on it from contractor when built. Looks like cement. We bought property 6 years ago. My hubby likes to make sawdust,(wood stuff) not a wrencher.How much product do we need and aprox. time project will take? How many guys recommend for the job?I'd rather bake cookies. Thanks for your help with my Q's! I'm trying to semi surprise hubby. Surprise here's the stuff!
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    Jerry Bennett · 06/19/2021
    I have a new garage/shop floor that we want to epoxy. We have 2 areas where we use some Rapid set Leveler. Can I acid etch it and epoxy over it?
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    P Withers · 05/04/2021
    Our garage floor was previously a carport floor that is approximately 40-50 years old.  We purchased the house in 2014 and closed it in for a garage.  We do not know the history of the floor as far as coatings, sealings, etc. but when it rains, the floor gets very wet and appears to be seeping up thru the floor.  Will this RAG seal that so as to block the moisture from rising to the surface?  There are some grease/oil stains.  Sounds like we'd need to sand, clean and etch to prep for the epoxy.  Is this correct?  There is a small attached utility room that has a painted floor, would a sander take the paint off?
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      RAD Products · 05/04/2021
      No, no top coating can stop water from seeping out from below. You would need to grind to remove the paint.
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    R Lomax · 04/20/2021
    I have a 1200 sf space in a strip center (+/-20 years old) that has a previously applied epoxy coating.  The space is being renovated for a Pet Groomer. A floor sander/grinder has been used to remove, or more specifically, scarify the existing coating. The area has no oil/grease spills, and a pressure washer can't be used within the area. 
    Can this product effectively be used in this space, and if so, what additional prep is required?
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      RAD Products · 04/20/2021
      You should be good to apply if you have removed all of the previous coating.
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    Jeff · 04/06/2021
    Is restore-a-garage epoxy proper for a covered screened in patio and if so do I need to be concerned about the etch chemical posing a problem on my painted wood siding and walls surrounding the concrete floor?
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      RAD Products · 04/06/2021
      Do not get the etch on the wood. Epoxy should be fine for the covered porch.
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    Scott · 03/26/2021
    My garage is 500 sq ft and has a 1 foot concrete wall around the garage that I plan on coating also.Once the product is opened, how much time do I have to do the walls and the floor before it set up? Some products I've used in the past gave me 90 minutes.
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    Larry Reitz · 02/27/2021
    Do you have a photo of a floor done with battleship grey? It looks like it has a blue cast it. Is that correct?
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    Larry Reitz · 02/27/2021
    What is the purpose of the clear coat? I’m trying to decide if it is worth the additional cost.
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      RAD Products · 02/28/2021
      Added protection after applying the epoxy and is used for maintenance coats as needed down the road.
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    Anthony Vandiver · 01/08/2021
    does the concrete require an epoxy primer

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    Jason McCoy · 01/03/2021
    I am interested in covering our 15x22 garage floor with your product and the black/gray/tan chips. Is there a "typical" base epoxy color that you recommend or most choose? I prefer a gray, but something that would have some level of contrast to the gray chips in the mix. It's hard to tell on a computer monitor what the actual colors look like.
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      RAD Products · 01/04/2021
      Most popular are the gray colors such as Candian Gray, Dark Gray, or Battleship Gray.
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    Al · 12/12/2020
    We are about to have a new garage built. Is a broom finish or some other finish better to use for product adhesion? How much time before epoxy can be applied on new concrete? Is a primer necessary?
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      RAD Products · 12/13/2020
      Regular finish. Wait about 30 days for concrete to cure. Never use a primer.
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    John Von Wald · 12/05/2020
    Is there something I can put down with the epoxy that will give the covering some texture?
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      RAD Products · 12/05/2020
      The Fleck or a Grip can be broadcasted on top of the Epoxy after it is applied.
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    John Von Wald · 11/17/2020
    Sorry I did miss the earlier email. Thank you.
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    John Von Wald · 11/17/2020
    I am building a new shop 42 x 56 with a heated floor. How many gallons would I need? There is no sealant on the floor and the concreate is 2 months old. I have a pressure washer if needed. What would the cost be?
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    Carl · 10/29/2020
    How many gallons would I need for a 1200 sq. ft. garage with new concrete.
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    Sean · 10/14/2020
    Do you have to grind and etch for this product? 25 year old floor with a few small stains. Also is that accurate for heavy broadcast? 200 pounds for 1000 Sq. feet?
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      RAD Products · 10/15/2020
      Etch yes. Grind if you have an old coating. See broadcast chart in picture.
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    Anthony De Filippo · 10/10/2020
    Hello, can you confirm that the etch when diluted with 4 gallons of water is good for 500-750 sq ft? I was reading instructions in general about etching and it stated that 3 gallons mixed with the etch was good for 50-75 sq ft. I don't know if that other site had a typo, but as noted, I want to confirm the single gallon of etch mixed with 4 gallons of water will cover 500+ sq ft. Thank you.
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      RAD Products · 10/11/2020
      When mixed, the coverage will be close to 500 sq feet.
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        Anthony · 10/11/2020
        Thank you for the quick response.
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    Vernon Summers · 10/04/2020
    I am planning to have my concrete steps painted. The steps are only 2 months olds and it is developing some small hairline cracks. I would like to know if this epoxy coating will seal these cracks before I paint them and would it prevent future cracks
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      RAD Products · 10/05/2020
      It would fill small hairline cracks but no coating can prevent future cracks.
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    Steve McGibbon · 09/24/2020
    I am closing on a new house build at the end of October an hour west of Toronto. At total of 850 sqft in two garage spaces. Am I correct that no prep is required for concrete (poured 3 months ago) other than ensuring it is clean. No acid etch required given its brand new. Finally, assume it is acceptable to use a garage heater in order to maintain correct temperature range?
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      RAD Products · 09/24/2020
      It has to be clean and you must acid etch. Temps have to be in the 70s when applying and drying.
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    Rick London · 09/12/2020
    I’m planning to place your product on our garage floor. The area pictured is part one and the garage bays will be part 2 later on. I will leave a 1ft area at the edge without flecks and blend it on the second job.

    The area pictured is 168sft, which includes the pictured wooden shelf. I am planning on Epoxy, flecks, the clear coat on the floor, the curb and the shelves.

    The concrete is 15yrs old and has never been coated. I will power wash and etch it first.

    My questions are:
    1. How do I treat the wood? Is sanding sufficient?
    2. Notice the 4” curb around the border. I am worried about pot time and applying the product to the elevated shelf and the curb. Since these take time and smaller tools, can I mix enough to do those first and immediately mix the rest for the floor?

    Any guidance would be appreciated.
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      RAD Products · 09/13/2020
      1. Sanding should work. 60-80 grit.
      2. You cannot break the kits down into smaller quantities to mix. It could throw off the ratios. I would suggest mixing a small kit first and moving fast with a few people helping so it goes down quickly. Do this first before moving onto the floor.
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    Anthony De Filippo · 09/08/2020
    Also, if the aluminum oxide needs to be purchased elsewhere, is there a recommended "grit" size and quantity to be used?
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      RAD Products · 09/08/2020
      Shark Grit or Super Grip are popular brands that will work.
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        Anthony De Filippo · 09/09/2020
        Thank you for the quick responses. The Product Data Sheet says to apply the aluminum oxide after the fleck has been cast. When using a top coat, it says to use 100-120 grit sandpaper to scuff the floor prior to using the top coat. Will the sanding affect the non-slip of the aluminum oxide? Should the aluminum oxide still go on after the fleck and before the top coat or after the top coat?
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          RAD Products · 09/09/2020
          You apply the fleck and non-slip on the epoxy, prior to the Top Coat. You can avoid sanding for the top-coat application if you apply it 15-18 hours after the epoxy.
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    Anthony De Filippo · 09/08/2020
    The data sheet mentions adding the aluminum oxide additive when adding the fleck. I do not s the aluminum oxide additive on the website. Do you sell it?
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    hector · 08/30/2020
    im from toronto, how long takes to get the kit to my place?