So after our first few steps with updating the garage floors, we started phase two...PAINTING! Again, we followed the directions to a T but realized that we had to do two coats of paint (which is fine, just don't add flakes until the second coat). We also started realizing that the paint wouldn't hold onto some areas of the floor. Instant nerves. We truly had all of the moisture up! So we also added a dehumidifier from our basement to see if that helped, which it seemed to do!
Coat One, done!
Overall we were very happy with our floors! They looked beautiful compared to the before and after. Then Snowmageddon came. I don't know if it was because of the cold or the snow or what it was, but now there are marks in the floor where we park our cars. The paint came up! We SWEAR the moisture was gone and the oil stains were up. We followed the directions and even Valspar and the folks at Lowes said we did everything right. Valspar was kind enough to refund us since we were not satisfied. Despite the floors not working as we hoped, we still value them as a company. They were great with us! But obviously something went wrong. It was such a bummer. So for a few months, it worked! Here is what they look like now:
We pull our trash out weekly, so we have to keep those in the garage which eats up a ton of space. We would love to put storage where the bins and shoe racks are, but have no idea how to fit the two cars, trash bins and storage. It is a tight fit once both cars are in there. So we have a lot of planning to do!
So any DIY fails that you have struggled with?