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How to Apply Rust-Oleum Rocksolid Garage Floor Coating

A black old school hot rod sitting in a garage on a sleek silver garage floor

Transform your garage into a stunning new space with showroom-quality. Rust-Oleum RockSolid® Garage Flooring Coating is 20x stronger than epoxy. Resistant to salt, oil, gas, and other harsh chemicals, this floor coating is perfect for upgrading any garage floors. The “World’s Toughest Coatings” will last a lifetime while looking fantastic! 

No need to hire a professional with for this project. The RockSolid Garage Floor Coating Kit comes in one-car and two-car kit options, a variety of color combinations, and can be installed in one day. Rust-Oleum RockSolid for your garage is a dream product for DIYers. It gives you a professional look, for less money, and in less time!

For so many homeowners, the garage has become an extension of their living space, it’s become the workshop, home gym or extra space for family parties. A coated floor goes a long way in transforming the space into a new place to gather.

These instructions will show you how to use Rust-Oleum RockSolid Garage Floor Coating.

   

Here’s what you’ll need to know before you get started:

Tools to complete a garage floor project

Each Kit Contains:

  • Pre-Tinted Polycuramine™ Burst Pouch
  • Foam Roller
  • Decorative Color Chips
  • Instructions
  • Stir Stick
  • Concrete Etch

Additional Items Needed:

How Much Surface Area Are You Covering?

  • The 1 Car Kit covers up to 200-500 sq ft
  • The 2 Car Kit covers up to 450-500 sq ft

Note:  Trying to stretch these coverage rates can result in loss of gloss and color tone problems.

What’s Polycuramine?

Polycuramine is a blend of Polyurea, Polyurethane, and Epoxy. It combines all the best components of each chemical into one self-leveling, flexible, fast curing, high-gloss, and indestructible coat. RockSolid Polycuramine comes in the Garage Floor Kit with an easy-to-mix pouch that combines A and B components. No mixing bucket required.

Step 1: Preparation

Filling in cracks on a garage floor with concrete filler

Preparation is key to any product. If your concrete floor has been previously coated, you'll need to prime it with Rust-Oleum Garage & Concrete Floor Primer it to prepare your concrete to be top coated with RockSolid Garage Coating. Using primer will eliminate the need to rent or buy a sander or grinder.

A middle aged man wearing jeans, a black t-shirt, and yellow rubber gloves preparing the surface of a garage floor by applying degreaser and etching

If your garage floor hasn’t been previously coated, you will want to clean the area using a broom and vacuum. Garages with heavier stains will need a degreaser. Thoroughly scrub and rinse the surface. Once cleaned, etching the floor is important to allow for proper adhesion. Etching opens the pores of concrete allowing the coating to adhere better. Use the supplied etch rinsing with water thoroughly. Allow to dry completely. Lastly, fill any cracks and tape off any areas around the perimeter you feel necessary.

 Best Conditions for Application:

  • 40-90 Degrees
  • Low Humidity
  • Adequate Ventilation
  • Rain-Free for 48 hours

Step 2: Mix, Shake, and Pour

A man pouring the contents of a floor coating package into a one gallon white bucket on the floor of a garage

Burst the pouch by rolling part A into part B allowing components to mix together. Shake the pouch for 2-3 minutes to ensure the two components are combined. Pour the mixture along the edges and corners in 2-3” wide ribbons. Cut in the edges with a paint brush. Mix only one pouch at a time.

Step 3: Roll Out

Applying RockSolid Floor coating by Rust-Oleum. The man shown is using the silver floor coating, applying it with a paint roller

Pour a small amount of the mixture on the floor. Working in 4’x4’ sections, roll it out using M and W patterns. Pull the mixture thread back and then push it forward to fill any bare spots between sections. Avoid creating thick spot and don’t be afraid to overlap.

Step 4: Broadcast

RockSolid Decorative Color Chips for garage floor coating

Paint a strip along the back wall, approximately 2-3' out from the wall. Spread your paint chips by throwing them up in the air over most of the 2-3' strip leaving 6-12" without chips. Pour a new ribbon of product 2’ away from previously coated area. Roll the next section and broadcast the paint chips again. Repeat these steps until your entire floor is covered. Average cure time is 8-10  hours for foot traffic and 24 hours for drive on traffic.

A beautiful orange and black motorcycle sitting in a garage that also doubles as a bar and social space

Rust-Oleum RockSolid is easy to apply, easy to maintain, and comes with a lifetime warranty. Rust-Oleum RockSolid also makes Metallic Floor Coatings as well! 

As you can see, preparation is key to applying Rust-Oleum RockSolid garage floor coatings. Beginners and expert DIYers, follow these 4 simple steps to easily transform your garage spaces. 

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