Rust-Oleum has quickly become one of the most popular DIY products for flooring among homeowners. After all, it’s quite simple to use. However, is it really the best flooring solution?
This article will discuss everything you need to know about Rust-Oleum so you can make the best decision for your next flooring project.
What is Rust-Oleum?
Rust-Oleum home floor coating is a two-part water-based epoxy coating system that provides a durable and beautiful finish to your floor. Rust-Oleum home floor coating is ideal for surfaces such as ceramic, concrete, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and more.
Rust-Oleum epoxy is a low odor, environmentally friendly, and low maintenance floor covering. It protects your floor from spills and can support heavy traffic for long periods. Additionally, it protects against:
- Motor oil
- Hot tire pickup
How it Works
To guarantee a lasting finish, all preparation and application instructions should be followed carefully.
Check Your Floor
One of Rust-Oleum applications’ most important instructions is to check your floor first to see if it’s suitable for painting. Rust-Oleum should not be applied if any of the following conditions exist as it can prevent it from adhering correctly:
- Concrete Sealant
- Poorly-bonded previous paint
- Moisture in the concrete
- Concrete dust
- Loose or poorly cured concrete
Clean Your Area
Once you’ve confirmed that your floor can be treated with Rust-Oleum, remove all furniture, tools, vehicles, and items. Then, check your floor for any oil or grease spots. If so, clean with the heavy-duty degreaser that comes with the Rust-Oleum kit. Thoroughly clean with a scrub brush and absorb all excess degreaser with paper towels. Make sure to rinse the entire floor twice to remove all degreaser and contaminants.
Prepare Your Surface
To prepare your surface, mix the concrete etch with water until dissolved. Prewet the whole floor with a hose, and then use a plastic watering to distribute the concrete etch on the entire surface. Work the solution into your floor using a bristle brush and leave it to sit for 2-3 minutes. Once set, rinse each section thoroughly with water and scrub once again to remove all contaminants. The last step is to allow the surface to dry entirely overnight.
Verify the Temperature
Rust-Oleum should only be applied when the air temperature is between 60-85°F and when the floor temperature is at a minimum of 55°F. Failing to follow these instructions could result in your floor coating not getting installed correctly.
Apply the Rust-Oleum
If the temperature is ideal, proceed to combine part A (the activator) into part B (the base) to make the Rust-Oleum mix. Stir thoroughly for three minutes and use within the time indicated in the instructions. Use a roller to apply the pain in 4’x4’ sections and add the chips on the wet areas until completed.
Your surface should be ready for lightfoot traffic in 12-16 hours, for heavy items in 24-48 hours, and in 3 days for regular vehicular traffic (if used in a garage).
Titan Flooring Solutions: A Better Option
Titan flooring applications are a hybrid of polyurea and polyaspartic, making them extra durable and strong. They add traction, chemical and spill protection, heat and cold resistance, and more. Their high-quality allows them to support multiple surface profiles for residential and commercial applications.
Some of the most common uses are:
- And more
Titan flooring solutions also provide numerous benefits compared to other floor covering materials.
No need to worry about cleanups or preparations; Titan flooring installation is quick and efficient. Just 6 hours after installation, you can walk into your floor without issues. Then after 24 hours, you can move all furniture, vehicles, or items back inside.
Titan floorings are also excellent for confined spaces, such as garages, basements, or warehouses, thanks to their lack of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).
Higher Protection & Durability
Protect your floor’s surface with Titan flooring which is made to last a lifetime.
Invest in Top-Quality Flooring
Titan Garage Flooring Solutions provides Nashville and all Middle Tennessee with the highest-quality floor coating. We offer a wide variety of finishes and over 150 colors to choose from. Experience the safety, beauty, and durability of Titan floors. Call (615) 649-7900 and request your free quote.