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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    JERRY D FEHER · 01/25/2022
    I have epoxy floor down already 15 years old. Can i just cover over top...thanks
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      RAD Products · 01/26/2022
      No. Old coating should be removed by grinding it off. 
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    Ed · 01/24/2022
    I have a 400 sq ft garage, floor is 27 years old and in good condition,  I will be using a diamabrush tool to remove the old painted material and to prep the surface.  No oil stains.  Plan on degreasing and etching.  Will be filling and sanding any cracks.  My cracks are few and very small.  How much Mil coverage should I expect with 3 gallons?  What benefits will a top coat provide.
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      RAD Products · 01/25/2022
      3-Gallon Epoxy Kit coverage 380-480 sq. Ft. at 10 mils dft or 240 sq. Ft. At 20 mils dft (dry film thickness)

      The topcoat gives add protection and additional shine if desired.
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    barbara leonard · 01/15/2022
    Where can I purchase restore a garage epoxy in my area? 28468 is my zip. My garage floor is 16 years old. Fairly clean and very little 'oil' in one area. It is approximately 1100 sq. feet. What type of prep work should I do on the floor/concrete? I have read good/bad reviews on etching. 
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    Rich · 01/03/2022
    I have many layers of paint on an old basement floor. Can I epoxy over that? How much prep do I need to do? I'd rather not rent a grinder - it's a lot of expense/noise/dust. Would a hand-push scraper work? What's the minimum I can get away with?
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      RAD Products · 01/03/2022
      You have to remove it all and that will require grinding. 
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        Rich Cooper · 01/03/2022
        Okay, what grinding machine setup (that rents at Home Depot) do you recommend? How long will it take me to do 800 sqft?
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          RAD Products · 01/03/2022
          Not sure if they rent them at HD but you can check. If not, any contractor ental yard should have one. Not sure how long it will take you but it would take us a couple of hours.
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            Rich Cooper · 01/05/2022
            Is there a make and model? What is the machine even called, a floor grinder? What attachment should I be using? There's diamond heads... wire brushes... what's my ideal setup?
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              RAD Products · 01/05/2022
              No, there is not a make and model. Diamond grinder. Any rental yard will know what you need. 
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    luke moore · 12/18/2021
    if i grind the concrete do i need to etch. and can i use a primer before epoxy
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      RAD Products · 12/19/2021
      Never use a primer before an epoxy. No need to etch if you grind.
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    Michael · 12/07/2021
    How can I track order, shipping and delivery date
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      RAD Products · 12/08/2021
      Emails are sent when the items ship. They do ship from separate warehouses so they may arrive on different dates. Usually takes 1-2 days to ship out of warehouse and 3-4 days to arrive in FL.
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    Michael · 12/05/2021
    New construction. Floor will be power washed by builder just before we move in. Since this will be a clean new floor is there any surface prep required?Surface area 864 ft2. Which combination of kits is best for complete coverage?
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      RAD Products · 12/06/2021
      Yes, you have to etch the surface for prep. 2 of the 3-gallons kits and one of the 1.5-gallon kits.
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    Scott · 11/30/2021
    Looking to use your product on our garage floor which had several layers of paint.  We have grinded off all surfaces down to slab. Do we need to etch the surface before applying product?
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      RAD Products · 11/30/2021
      No need. Grinding leaves the surface porous for the Epoxy coating.
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    Mike · 11/28/2021
    I have in floor heat (boiler that supplies water tubing), the floor can be anywhere from 41 to 75 Fahrenheit depending on where I set the thermostat in my shop. I live up by Ely, MN, current temp 27, would I be able to install the epoxy flooring this winter. 
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      RAD Products · 11/29/2021
      We would not suggest doing it in the Winter as if it has any issues curing due to the low temps, you will have to remove and start over.
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    Mike Ranfranz · 11/24/2021
    I figured my square footage at 1040 square feet.  The garage floor was poured in 2006, has a few oil stains and no prior coating.   I have a pressure washer to help out.    How much epoxy coating do I need? and prep?
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    Derek Wilkening · 11/15/2021
    Hello,Will underfloor heating in the garage impact epoxy concrete coating?
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      RAD Products · 11/15/2021
      It should be fine as long as you do not apply the epoxy with the heat on and you cure the epoxy for 5-7 days prior to turning on the heated floor system. 
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    Al · 11/01/2021
    Not sure I understand your reply. Do you need to sand between coats?
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    Al · 11/01/2021
    If you have extra Top Coat is it ok to add a 2nd coat? Do you need to sand between coats?
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    Al · 10/22/2021
    I’ll be applying Epoxy and Flakes. If you don’t Top Coat and the flakes are not sealed in will the flakes become loose and come out? If you do Top Coat and you sand the Epoxy with 100 to 120 grit sandpaper will you damage the flakes or knock them out during the sanding process?
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    Al · 10/21/2021
    Can you spread a 3 gallon pail of epoxy, squeegee it, roll it, and than walk on the wet epoxy with spiked shoes to broadcast the flakes?
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      RAD Products · 10/21/2021
      You can walk on the wet epoxy with the spiked shoes.
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    Al · 10/20/2021
    Is there a YouTube video on apply the epoxy to the floor?
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    Craig Peeples · 10/20/2021
    We are going to use restore-a-garage epoxy to cover a small office floor (approx. 130 sq. ft.).  We have have used an adhesive remover to get all carpet glue off the concrete.  We have also used a diamond-bit buffer/grinder to prep the floor.  Do we still need to acid etch the floor?  Will the 1.5 gallons be enough for this area?  There is a half inch expansion joint running across the floor, what should be used to fill the joint that will adhere to the Restore-a-garage epoxy?  and I see in reviews that some use a an additional clear coat over the epoxy - is this necessary or recommended.  It is an office so we are looking at shoes and chairs and not harsh chemicals or heavy equipment, should this hold up long term and look nice (relative question but would like your opinion)?
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      RAD Products · 10/20/2021
      Prep should be okay to proceed. 1.5-gallons will cover it. No need to fill the joint, just coat over it and leave the joint there. it is normal to see them. You do not have to top coat but you can. 
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    Al · 10/20/2021
    So there is not benefit to do a light sponge clean up with water after the No Rinse Acid Etched has dried? A TSP was is not recommended?
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    Al · 10/20/2021
    What is the minimum CSP required for the epoxy floor? I have etched using the “No Rinse Concrete Etch”. 2 questions, 1) would it be beneficial to also was the floor with TSP even thought it is a no rinse etch? 2) I’m not sure what CSP I have after etching. How can I determine.
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      RAD Products · 10/20/2021
      A CSP of 1 is fine when acid etching. 1. No.2. Don't worry about testing, you will be fine as long as you acid etched.
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    Walter · 10/15/2021
    Hey RAG guy. I have received all of my stuff from you guys and now the weather seems questionable for application.
    1. Which is my worst enemy for applying the epoxy: colder temperatures like 42-45 degrees OR higher humidity like 85% with warmer temperatures?
    2. Is there a problem if I go ahead and etch the concrete and wait a few days for more dependable weather, or should the etching be done immediately 24 hours before applying epoxy?
    3. This may be an elementary question, but I have a few hair-line cracks in the concrete that is about 12  months old. Is it really necessary to fill the cracks before epoxy coating or will the epoxy work ok?
    4. If I do use some kind of quickcrete concrete crack filler, should  this be patched BEFORE etching or after etching.
    Thanks in advance for your help.Walter
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      Walter · 10/22/2021
      Hey RAG guy. We applied the Canadian Gray epoxy last weekend and it looks great. I do have a couple of questions on where I didn't do so well.1. I have a few areas of really thin coverage that I can see the concrete. Can I lightly scuff this and apply enamel floor paint over or how would it work to try and buy a kit of epoxy to touch it up? I prefer not to buy or waste a 1.5 gallon kit just to touch up something that can probably be completed with a half gallon or so.
      2. On the last kit applied, I am not sure if I did something wrong or what, but I have a few blemishes of bubbles that formed in the epoxy. Some of them are approximately 1/4" diameter. It appears that it was out-gassing and formed bubbles that eventually popped. Some of these popped all the way down to naked concrete. What do I need to do different next time?

      Awesome product, although I wish it had a bit longer pot life.
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        RAD Products · 10/22/2021
        1. You will need to use a sanding screen to buff and remove the shine and use the same Epoxy to touch up. You cannot use floor paint over it.2. Make sure it mixes fully and evenly before starting. Continue mixing while using. Use the squeegee to apply.
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      RAD Products · 10/15/2021
      -Never apply below 55. Higher humidity takes longer to cure.-You can etch a few days prior but within 24 hours is best.-You do not need to fill the cracks.-Before
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    Mary · 10/12/2021
    I am trying to find the right weather window to apply the epoxy on our patio.  The instruction sheet I printed out says temps from 45-95 but the tips above say 55-85.  Also no rain after application for 48 hours in one place and 12 hours in another.  We had rain yesterday (18 hours ago) and the patio is drying out.  If we get some sun this afternoon we could go but there is also a chance of rain tomorrow.  By the weekend (that looks to be dry) the temps will be 45 at night and 65 during the day.  Help!
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      RAD Products · 10/12/2021
      55 is the lowest for applying. It can drop below that at night but it will take longer to cure. 
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    Albert Paris · 10/12/2021
    I will be epoxying a basement floor. Power washing is not an option. The floor was poured 6 months ago and the surface is clean and in very good shape. What do I need to do for prepping? What benefit will diamond grinding provide? Etching sounds the easiest but is their an etch that won’t require the floor to be washed after?
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    Al · 10/09/2021
    Does RAG notify the customer that the product has shipped and the expected arrival date? Hopefully yes. By email or is that info within the customer account?
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      RAD Products · 10/09/2021
      Yes, an email is sent when it ships. 
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    Mary · 10/08/2021
    In June we had our patio mudjacked and repaired cracks.  We are finally going to do the epoxy this weekend and my husband wants to use quickcrete to fill in a few more spots before we do the epoxy.  Do we need the 30 days curing time with quickcrete and just spot repairs?
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    Al · 10/07/2021
    Al   How long after the order is placed before the product is shipped?
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    Daniel · 10/06/2021
    I just laid my epoxy floor with chips and sharkbite. I HAD to get it done today and my helper bailed on me so I did it alone. The results are not good. Uneven looking as it setup so quickly. Too much work for one person to do in 30-35 minutes (400sq ft, mix first pale, cut in, squeege, roll, broadcast chips, broadcast shark bite, mix second tub, etc, etc). Would I be able to roughen up the surface and do a second coat even though I have applied a somewhat heavy broadcast of chips and sharkbite?

    If not, my only other option is to apply the clear coat a pray that makes it look better and not worse.

    Thank you
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      RAD Products · 10/07/2021
      You would have t scuff it well so the new coating would adhere. Try sanding screens and a floor buffer. You want to remove any shine, leaving it dull. Make sure to clean or tack away any dust.
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    Daniel · 10/06/2021
    I am hoping to apply the epoxy in the next 12 hours. it will be around 70-75 degrees F while i apply it. It will heat up throughout the day to about 90 degrees.
    unfortunately, the humidity forecast is about 67%. No chance of rain expected for at-least 48 hours, if not 4+ days. Can I still apply the epoxy in these conditions? I really need to lay it down in these conditions if you think it will be okay, it will make my life much more difficult in the short term if I have to wait for lower humidity. If it will take a bit longer to cure, thats okay by me.
    Thank you for your time and help
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      RAD Products · 10/06/2021
      It should be fine but will take longer to cure at that humidity.
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    Al · 10/05/2021
    I’ll be doing a basement floor, ~ 1300sf. How thick does the squeegee apply the epoxy? This will make a difference how many gallons I need. How many gallons will I need? I’m thinking 4, 3 gallon pails.
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      RAD Products · 10/06/2021
      3-Gallon Epoxy Kit coverage 380-480 sq. Ft. at 10 mils dft or 240 sq. Ft. At 20 mils dft (dry film thickness)

      3-4 of the 3-gallon kits are correct.
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    Daniel · 10/04/2021
    I saw another comment on here asking about using the anti slip additive. You stated that we should sprinkle the additive on top of the epoxy instead of mixing it into the clear coat. The additive I bought (sharkbite) specifically says to mix it into the clear coat. Since I am using the clear coat, am I able to mix it into it? If I can, that seems like a better method since I have to lightly sand the epoxy before applying the clear coat. Any advice is appreciated!
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      RAD Products · 10/04/2021
      A grip needs to be broadcast on, not mixed in.
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    Al (NH) · 10/04/2021
    Is there a primer available to improve adhesion and increase epoxy coverage?
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      RAD Products · 10/04/2021
      You cannot use a primer with an epoxy coating like ours.