Restore-A-Garage Epoxy Help Questions

by RAD Products

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
michael
6 months ago

I have a 350 sq’ room I want to apply a white epoxy (2 coats) and for the 850 sq’ I want to apply a gray epoxy.

  • Square Footage of Area to be Restored: 350/850
  • Approximate age of concrete: 3 years
  • If applicable, has a previous coating been used before: No
  • Any oil or grease spills: No
  • Do you have access to a pressure washer: Yes

Which products and how many are needed for above?

Brandon
Brandon
7 months ago

If I plan to do a full broadcast (saturation) of flakes on top of the epoxy and I want to put the clearcoat on top of the flakes, do I still need to sand the floor before applying the clearcoat?

Alexander
Alexander
10 months ago

Square Footage of Area to be Restored: 1200 sq ft
Approximate age of concrete: 1.5 mo 
If applicable, has a previous coating been used before: No coatings before
Any oil or grease spills: No spills or oil currently. will be used for car work involving oil spills.
Do you have access to a pressure washer: not currently.

what do I need and how much epoxy should I get?

Lynn
Lynn
10 months ago

Hi, Looking to start my project in a couple of weeks. The garage is 900 sq ft. Concrete is about 18 years old. No coating. No major oil or grease spills but there are several stains on the floor. You can see from the picture that I several cracks to fix. 

Please let me know the products you would recommend and final cost for everything. 
Thanks!

v
v
10 months ago

Can we use your top coat on the BEHR 1 Part Epoxy. 

Lisa
Lisa
11 months ago

New concrete pad poured last week. 2520 sq Ft
How long should I wait to coat?
How much product should I order?

Charlie
Charlie
11 months ago

Will your epoxy coating bind to an old epoxy coated surface?

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11 months ago

Planning to re-coat a tired beige painted garage floor. Surface is on good shape, paint worn in areas. What prep besides washing and cleaning is best to use your epoxy coating? Since it is already beige, would you guess one coat or two? 2 1/2 car garage.

Tony
Tony
11 months ago

What happens if I apply the Apoxsee and it rains the next day even though it’s inside the heated garage

John Bennett
John Bennett
11 months ago

3 car garage. Brand new construction construction 750 sq feet. Concrete poured in the garage 3 months ago. 
what do I need to do the entire project 

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11 months ago

I used the epoxy coat and flakes on a screen porch floor about 1o days ago. However due to the ridiculous time it took to brush the 24 foot perimeter, I assume the epoxy coat was setting up when I applied the flakes and they are stuck to the top surface of the epoxy and not sunk in. Can I apply the clear coat over this? It will be very spotty where I can sand the epoxy surface before clear coat as flakes cover most areas lightly or thickly.

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

306 square feet, outside cement patio, partially covered
concrete 1 year old
baricade sealer applied
access to pressure washer.
I am wishing to apply beige color with chips.  How long do you wait between first and second coats?  When do you apply chips? Will this product work in Nebraska outdoors? Is it better to grind surface or etch with acid?
Please advise
Thank you

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

1. 3 car garage
2. 20 yr old concrete floor
3. Other brand coating about 8 yrs ago.  Worn off etc
4. Some slight cracks
5. Will clean.  Yes access to pressure washer. 

Don’t want to “grind / scrape” off old coating.  Is there a primer to use instead?

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1 year ago

Hi, I ordered my material (epoxy + top coat for concrete garage floor) a couple days ago and I am trying to figure out if it is necessary to add anti-slip (aluminum oxide additive) or not.
1. Will the epoxy (+top coat) be slippery eg when water spills?
2. Do you recommend adding anti-slip? If yes, why is it recommended to add it before the top coat (with the flakes) and not mix it directly with the top coat?
Thank you in advance.

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1 year ago
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Thank you. One more question: there is a capped drain (not sure what it’s called) in the middle of the garage floor. Should I epoxy over and cover it (mark its location so I have access to it later if needed), or should I epoxy around it (or put tape over it then remove tape after epoxy is applied)?

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1 year ago
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Thanks for the quick response!

Steve Vecchione
Steve Vecchione
1 year ago

150 SF Screen porch floor with broom finish.  50 years old. No previous coating. Have dining type table and chairs in porch. Would clean with power washer.  Dirt and some mold in broom finish surface. No grease or oil besides possible past food spills.  Concerned about the broom surface and chairs on surface. 

Steve Robinette
Steve Robinette
1 year ago

Do you have a video showing how to apply

Russell
Russell
1 year ago

Is Restore a Garage recommended for inside a home as opposed to a garage?
My house was built on a concrete slab foundation in 1974 and we have a 200sqft entryway that is currently bare concrete.  

Wesley
Wesley
1 year ago

Can I just put top coat on for protection? 

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1 year ago

I plan to do a basement floor approximately 575 sq/ft. Beige. I plan on purchasing two 3 gallon buckets and clear top coat. One 3 gallon bucket won’t make it and it sounds like I can’t mix a portion of the second bucket to finish the first coat. So since the beige requires two coats, and the first coat won’t be dry before the rest of the second bucket hardens, how would I work two coats and not waste any material? Or should I purchase a 1.5 gallon bucket for the balance of the first coat and save the second 3 gallon bucket for the second coat? I don’t want to spend $$ on epoxy that will be wasted either.

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1 year ago
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Yes, that’s what I was explaining. So what is the best way to pull that off? Is there a way to mix a portion of the 3 gallon bucket to finish the first coat without compromising the mixture? Or am I forced to purchase a 1.5 gallon bucket to complete the first coat?

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1 year ago
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Let me ask this another way. If I have 575 sq/ft to cover in beige, and since that covers 600-800 sq/ft., can I get away with two 3 gallon buckets and one coat instead of two and plan on using the full amount of epoxy however thick it ends up? 

Mike Fabian
Mike Fabian
1 year ago

I have a new concrete slab, 810sqft, that a steel garage is going on.
it has been over 30 days and has a smooth finish. How much RAG do I need and also
how much top coat. This is going to be a auto hobby shop so cars and tool boxes will
be rolling on it. Any help will be great, I have been racking my brain on which DIY kit to use and just came across this site. Thank you.

Wade
Wade
1 year ago

What are the requirements for surface prep on a new slab  1500 sq feet

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1 year ago

what is the dry time on the epoxy

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1 year ago
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What is the time frame to dry the coat of epoxy before applying the clear coat?

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1 year ago

Another couple of questions…
I received my epoxy kits yesterday (Thursday) and etched the 600 square feet of shop area. Your website shows NOT to apply if rain is expected within 12 hours after the application. The floor was etched at 6:00 PM Thursday. If I wait until the 24 hours after etch, can I safely apply the epoxy at 6:00 this evening if rain is expected at 8:00 PM? I assume this will cause a slow cure or will it  cause other problems?

My second question is; since I etched Thursday PM, if you advise against epoxy application two hours before rain is expected, is it acceptable to apply epoxy a week after etch? The weather should be more accommodating this coming Thursday if the concrete will be okay 1 week after etch, or should I etch again before applying epoxy a week after etch?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

How soon can I apply a second coat of beige and clear top coat ?

david
david
1 year ago

does the epoxy have a shine

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1 year ago

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

Rhonda
Rhonda
1 year ago

Do you have any pics of light to medium gray epoxy with brown, black,tan flakes

Kelsi
Kelsi
1 year ago

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. 

Kelsi
Kelsi
1 year ago
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Thank you. Is it possible to broadcast sand instead of shark grip aluminum oxide? 

Kelsi Van Gilder
Kelsi Van Gilder
1 year ago
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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?

Kelsi Van Gilder
Kelsi Van Gilder
1 year ago
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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. 

Kelsi Van Gilder
Kelsi Van Gilder
1 year ago
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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!

Kelsi Van Gilder
Kelsi Van Gilder
1 year ago
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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. 

A
A
1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago
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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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1 year ago
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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. 

Tracy
Tracy
1 year ago

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?
 

Timur
Timur
1 year ago

I used a Rustoleum 2-part concrete patch repair kit. Can I use the restore a garage epoxy over it?

Tim Wells
Tim Wells
1 year ago

I’ve seen videos where they do that.How can I achieve that look?

Tim Wells
Tim Wells
1 year ago

I want to add white swirls to my Canadian grey. Do I need to mix my mica white with clear epoxy?

Gerry
Gerry
1 year ago

How does the epoxy coating hold up outside on the last 6-8 inches beyond the garage door?

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago
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Disregard.  The 200-350 and the 400-550 are garage sizes, not coverage.  My bad.  

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1 year ago
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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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1 year ago
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400 sq/ft.  

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1 year ago

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.

Taylor Schmitt
Taylor Schmitt
1 year ago

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?  

Taylor Schmitt
Taylor Schmitt
1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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1 year ago
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I did the epoxy coating but the floor was etched way too much. Some places are great but some are rough and am scared once I park my car it might peel off. Shall I apply on those places which look rough!! 

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1 year ago
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I shall add the additional coat and once all done shall see what the final finish is and then order for the top coat if required. Thanks for your help. 

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

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?

Clayton
Clayton
2 years ago

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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