Add a high-gloss, protective finish to coated and bare concrete surfaces with the Rust-Oleum EPOXYShield 1-gal. Premium Clear Coating. The 2-part, solvent-based epoxy provides resistance to wear, impacts, abrasion, chemicals, stains and heavy foot and vehicle traffic to help ensure that the coating retains its showroom-quality finish over time. Strongly adheres to concrete surfaces to provide excellent durability.
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75%of customersrecommend this product9 of 12reviews
Rating Breakdown13 reviews
75%of customersrecommend this product9 of 12reviews
The clear coat really makes an epoxied floor go from good to great! This looks really good, just make sure you have a very well lit area, as it is tough to see the product on the floor. I ended up using a flashlight as I was putting it down to see where the product was/wasn't. I had a friend keep stirring the pot to keep the anti-skid from settling and it really helped. I used 2 coats of EpoxyShield Professional epoxy (purchased online from another vender, as the product sold at Home Depot is a water-based epoxy vs the professional line is a solvent based epoxy) before this. My garage is 570 square feet, an extra large 2 car garage, this didn't have enough I really need 1 and a 1/4 of a kit to do the floor. I ended up using 1.5 kits of base on the first coat and another kit on the 2nd coat. My recommendation for the epoxy floor is 2 coats of base color and 1 coat of clear. My first coat of base color looked really blotchy, as it absorbed into the concrete at different levels. The second coat made the floor really look good, with a very even color and gloss. The clear coat made it look simply amazing. This is highly recommended just make sure you have good lighting and a friend to help stir and paint the edges of the garage.
This product works great in our YMCA facility, we use it in our weight room, maintenance office and group cycle room. It looks clean, is reasonable durable and easy to maintain. It does chip with repeeated weights dropping on it, but touch ups and recoating is easy.
Pros: Very Adhesive, High Quality of Material, Easy Instructions, Good Protection, Looks Great, Easy to Clean
I painted my cement floor and put this over it and it looks GREAT! Crystal clear coating, no yellowing, extremely durable. Only drawback were the overwhelming fumes while applying it, and waiting for it to cure. Need to apply in very warm enviroment to keep air bubbles from forming.
This stuff is great, it makes the floor look like it's wet all the time... very glossy. It's also very good at hiding the imperfections from the EpoxyShield floor coating. After my gray floor coating dried, there were some areas that had a white cloudy residue (not sure why), and it wouldn't come off. I also had to do my garage one half at a time because I've got too much stuff in there to do it all at once. So there was a noticeable line between coats. Anyway the clear coat pretty much took care of all these problems and now it looks virtually flawless. If you've already spent the time and money to epoxy the floor, spend the extra 100 bucks and clear coat it. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later.
Oh and all the other reviews about the smell are correct, it really stinks. But it was still relatively painless to apply (easier than the floor coating). Also, don't get this stuff on your hands, very tough to get off!
Application was easy with a roller. You have to get a good look to make sure you overlap and don't miss a spot, but it's fairly easy in good lighting. I gave it four days to dry and it looks outstanding.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Looks Great, Dries Quickly
I applied 967sf of base product and it came out fine,when i applied the clear coat i ended up with flat spots,i called rust-oleum customer service and they thought i might had rolled it too thin. They went above and beyond expected and refunded me for 1 new gallon of clear to fix the flat spots.....Thank You Rust-oleum That is customer Service I only wish all companies were like that.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks High End, Dries Quickly
I added Premium Clear Coat over Rustoleum Epoxyshield gray garage floor. It looks beautiful! It added a mirror-finish to the (slightly less than) semi-gloss appearance of the epoxyshield. I used 3/4 package of the included traction granules. Probably not quite enough. The floor is definitely somewhat slippery when wet. I should have used the entire package.
** Here's an installation tip... stir frequently during installation. The traction granules settle out quickly. By frequently I mean every time you're dipping the roller into the paint tray, stir up the granules in the paint tray first. Also, every time you're adding from the can to the paint tray, stir aggressively before pouring. Believe me, stirring both ways are necessary if you want even traction across the entire area. I did not stir frequently enough (in the paint tray) and ended up with acceptable traction in some areas and poor traction in others. Good luck and enjoy!
I used the epoxy to do my basement floor in the utility and workshop areas. The epoxy looks much better and besides the strong smell was fairly easy and pain free. Look great as a finished product. I decided to use the clear coat for durability since I only used 1 coat of epoxy and to help level the floor since my concrete was very rough. The clear coat is very smooth, not like the epoxy finish at all. It dries with a wet looking finish and makes the floor very smooth. I read that some people have a problem with this clear coat when it gets wet and I would believe it. I used the grit mix that came in the package and you can't see the grit that much, but it is still very shiny and smooth. So again the smell is an issue with this product, not as bad as the regular epoxy (the smell was gone by the next day where with the base coat of epoxy the smell lingered for the better part of the week) but the clear coat looks much more professional and smoothed out the small imperfections from the epoxy.
I purchased 3 kits of this, and found out after the fact that it's not intended for use in area's that are subject to direct sunlight due to yellowing and fading. This fact IS NOT mentioned anywhere in the advertisement, and is only noted on the instruction sheet. Not sure if I'll even use it now because when my garage doors are up I do have some portion of the floor exposed to sunlight. Would have been nice to know before I placed my order and spent $300!
I bought one kit of this to top coat over the Epoxy Shield professional floor coating. It states that it will cover up to 500 sq ft if your floor already has coating applied. I ran out before I was finished on my 400 sq ft garage. For $100 a pop it should be enough to do every bit of 500 sq. ft and then some.
I have use the epoxy floor paint on three different houses with good results. I decided to apply a coat of the clear coat on my new garage it looked great for the first 60 days then turned yellow. I called Rust-Oleum to explain what happen and there response we don't recommend using the either product outside the garage doors. The floor would look unfinished after painting the entire floor and not cover the last 12 inches. At the price they charge per gallon and the yellowing in 2 months I would skip the clear coat.
Paint flaked up in numerous spots even in spots where my tires were not touching it, called company and they sent out a new quart for touch up but the same spots still wore off quickly. Not worth a couple hundred dollars that I paid. Now I am stuck with constantly scrapping it up when it gets flaky. My floor looks terrible now, half painted, big blotches where the concrete is coming through.