Rust Bullet DuraGrade Concrete High-Performance
Indoor & Outdoor Easy to Apply Concrete Coatings
in Vibrant Colors for Garage Floors, Basements,
Porch, Patio and More.-
ThomasNet Guide to the Best Garage Floor Coating 2022
- The Best Garage Floor Coating, According to 6,000+ Customer Reviews
- Rust Bullet DuraGrade Concrete was named the “Best Floor Paints for Garages”
by Melissa Epifano
Of all the floors in homes and businesses, the garage is one that’s frequently considered last. Whether it’s being used for storing cars, materials, machinery, or serves another purpose entirely, its foundational surface will most likely do better when lacquered in an epoxy coating or layer of garage floor paint.
Garage floors need more than a standard can of paint. Most are concrete floors and in order to increase their durability and protect them from moisture, hot tires, and dropped items, they need a thicker product. Floor coverings such as garage floor mats and tiles can also help provide protection.
Best Floor Paints for Garages – Rust Bullet DuraGrade Concrete Coating for Garage Floors
A roller or brush can be used to apply this to the garage floor, but this formula from Rust Bullet is also compatible with paint sprayers to really simplify the process.
Chemical spills, scratches, sun exposure, and even hot tires won’t ruin a coat or two of this concrete floor paint and it takes far less preparation than epoxy garage floor kits. With 18 different colors available, anyone looking to stay away from the classic gray and beige will have plenty of options.
One person noted that “this paint is holding up very well, even in our hot Arizona sun,” and several others endorsed its durability. “This stuff is no joke—easy to apply, nice appearance, super durable,” wrote a reviewer. “I expect this coating to last for years. Spend a few extra bucks over the Home Depot stuff that doesn’t hold up against heat and time.”
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Why is Rust Bullet DuraGrade better than the traditional epoxy?
Rust Bullet is a one-part multiple coat process. This means there is no messy precise mixing ratios. Rust Bullet is fully cured at around 72 hours after the last coat is applied. Epoxy coatings generally take 7-10 days to fully cure, some even require force curing. Additionally, Rust Bullet can cure at temperatures as low as 32°F, which is advantageous during the winter months. Epoxy coatings require temperatures above 50°F.
The preparation required to use Rust Bullet is minimal as opposed to an epoxy coating. With an epoxy, the ph must be neutral, therefore, acid etching and grinding of the floor is mostly required in all applications. This is definitely not the case with Rust Bullet. Simply remove contaminates from the surface by dry cleaning methods such as sweeping, using an air hose or even a leaf blower, then apply.
Breaches in an epoxy coating are labor intensive and will involve a large area outside the breach to be included in the repair. Rust Bullet Coatings rarely experience a breach, but when they do occur, are easily repaired with simple scuffing and application of additional coat(s) or Rust Bullet.
DURAGRADE CONCRETE BENEFITS
- Single-part coating that does not require mixing of additional components
- No acid etching or grinding required
- Low VOC’s – no strong smell and is compliant in all 50 states
- U.V stable – no yellowing and is approved for outdoor use
- No primer or topcoat required
- Excellent scratch and stain resistance
- Excellent chemical and road salt resistance
- Excellent adhesion with a high resistance to peeling
- Easy to clean and maintain
- No hot tire lift
- Can be applied in temperatures as low as 35°
- Suitable for basements (moisture testing required) and in home use
- DIY friendly – Easy to apply with 2 hour working pot life
As this was a DIY project, I was looking for a garage coating that did not involve complicated preparation, such as acid-etching or grinding the concrete, as well as not requiring a two-part mixture, like an epoxy. After some online research I went with Rust Bullet’s DuraGrade product. After a power wash and some simple treatment of a couple of oil stains, we applied two thin coats with a roller and a cut in brush and let it cure for three days. The product had a strong smell going on, but it dissipated quickly. I was incredibly pleased with the results. The color is true to the sample and covered evenly. Conclusion: Rust Bullet DuraGrade may seem expensive, but it is well worth it.
– Frank R
The great thing about this paint is you can apply it directly on concrete, and acid etching is entirely unnecessary. It offers consistent performance, both indoors and outdoors. I used it on my patio and garage floor, being an outdoor paint also, you might be thinking that it can be damaged due to severe weather. The truth is it is UV- and chemical resistant and retains its effectiveness in harsh weather.
– James Murry.
The Best Ever, looks like a polished floor.
The product is expensive but not really as bad as you might think. I used 5 gallons to apply 4 very thin coats to 819 ft./sq. Worked out to about $1.25 ft./sq. My comments,
1. The material went way farther than I expected, 350 ft./sq. first coat up to 500 ft./sq. finish coat. I laid 4 coats to get the mil’s you need. It dry’s slow at 10% RH in Sparks NV!!
2.You will get solvent bubbles if you do not apply very thin. I used a microfiber 3/8” from Home Depot and it worked great.
3. I prepped the floor with spot degreasing followed by a floor buffer using two 80 grit sanding screens. It took 4 hours of sanding to generate mounds of cement dust. I swept it up, vac it with water, then used the floor buffer with water and a green pad to open up the floor. Sucked it up with a vac. Last step was pressure washer and vac. It was clean.
4. My final comment is it is easier than epoxy, works much better on smoother concrete. What a shine
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