Garage Makeover: How to Achieve the Garage Floor of Your Dreams

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The high-gloss surface looks beautiful and protects against stains and spalling.

Tools Required

  • Five gallon bucket
  • Long-handled roller
  • Stir stick

Materials Required

  • Masking tape
  • Rust-Oleum's RockSolid Metallic Floor Coating Kit

Durable, Beautiful DIY Floor

If your garage floor looks a little shabby next to your beautiful new storage cabinets, Rust-Oleum’s RockSolid Metallic Floor Coating Kit could be the answer. The two-part polycuramine coating creates a stunning high-gloss finish that’s tougher than epoxy and impervious to oil and gasoline. Rust-Oleum RockSolid is available in kits that cover 75 to 100 sq. ft. It comes in eight colors, including Brilliant Blue and Cherry Bomb. Careful prep work is critical. After that, applying the coating is an easy DIY project that you and a helper can finish in an afternoon. See more of our garage makeover project.

Project step-by-step (3)

Step 1

After Prepping, Mix the Floor Coating

mix garage floor coating

Prep the floors by first removing any oil or grease deposits with a heavy-duty degreaser. Then etch the surface with the citric acid supplied with each kit and thoroughly rinse the floor. After the concrete has completely dried, you can apply the polycuramine floor coating. Roll the pouch until the seal breaks and then mix the two parts together for two to three minutes. Pour it into a clean pail, add the mica flakes and stir for another couple of minutes.

Step 2

Mask, Cut In, Then Pour a Ribbon

pour garage floor coating

Protect the walls with masking tape before mixing any of the coating. After a bucket is mixed, cut in along the walls with a synthetic paintbrush about 5 ft. in both directions from the corner. Pour a ribbon of coating onto the floor about 5 in. wide, 1 ft. away from the wall and 5 ft. long.

Step 3

Roll it Out, Then Swirl

garage floor coating

Roll out the coating into a 5 x 5-ft. square until it’s evenly distributed. Then create circular patterns by swirling the roller throughout the patch of coating. After that section is complete, move immediately to pour another 5-in. strip and begin rolling and creating the same swirling look. Keep mixing, pouring and rolling until the entire garage floor is complete.

Your garage floor will last much longer if you take a few steps to keep it in good shape.