This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
2023 Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD
As of 2023, we have found that the Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD is prone to premature wearing and peeling after only two years. If you have any questions on the Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!
Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD Manufacturer Description
Brighten your garage with a clean, glossy, showroom-quality floor that is 5 times stronger than 1-part floor paints. Rust-Oleum® EPOXYSHIELD® Garage Floor Coating Kit applies in one easy coat and protects against gasoline, antifreeze, motor oil, salt, hot tire pick-up and cracking—for years to come.
EpoxyShield® Water-based Epoxy Garage Floor Coating is a two-component, water-based epoxy floor coating designed for finishing concrete garage floors that are in good sound condition and are free of curing agents and sealers. It is not intended for use on unsound previous coatings or floors that have a moisture problem. Dries to a gloss finish. Solid base color with a color fleck finish.
Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD Review
– Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD was fairly easy to apply. We did not like the pouches that it comes in. Much easier to use cans when mixing the components together. The application was straightforward after mixing. Applies “thinner” than other brands we have tested. Dried in 4 hours.
Gloss Level after Application: 7
– The lower solid content of the Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD gave our test garage a medium gloss shine after 24 hours of drying.
Overall Appearance after Application: 7
– Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD is thinner in consistency than some of the other DIY brands. While it did harden and bond to the surface, it did not look as durable or thick as an Epoxy that is a 100% solid version. Looked more or less like a thicker floor paint with some added flecks.
Appearance/Peeling/Wearing After 2 Years: 7
– Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD had lost about 30% of the coating and gloss at the 2-year mark.
Solid Percentage of Epoxy: 5.5
– The Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD is 55% solids by volume. Very thin comparably.
Overall Score Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD at 2 Year Period: 6.7
– The Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD is a very average Epoxy Coating kit that is marketed towards the DIY market. As professional contractors who have been restoring concrete for 20+ years, we will not be using it again in the future. The Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD applies, looks, and performs like floor paint, not a high-end Epoxy. Unfortunately, we will have to grind off the remaining coating to fix and start over with more durable products
Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD Product Information:
Where To Buy: Lowes, Home Depot, National Hardware Chain Stores
Coating Type: Two-component, Water-Based Epoxy 55% Solids
Types of Substrates: Garage Floors, Basements, Shop Floors
Coats Required: 1 coat
Coverage Per Gallon: 200-250 sq. ft per kit
Application Tools: Roller
Dry Time: 12-24 Hours
Rust-Oleum EPOXYSHIELD Test Stats:
Surface Type: Garage Floor, never sealed previously.
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years
*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take into consideration that results may differ due to different surface types, exposure to UV radiation, and traffic.
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Look forward to peeling and chipping into eternity.
The Rustoleum 2 part epoxy garage floor kit is only good for very light traffic. It scratches very easy. We are not happy at all with the product.
MY review on Rustoleum Epoxy Shield, redid my small bay garage floor, picked up Rustoleum Epoxy shield, one gallon on first coat, second gallon did second and third coat. the satin finish was a dull chalk like color and was a problem immediately, any scuff or mark on it seemed to go right into the coating, its been a few months now and rust marks from vehicle and snowblower are pernament now. it has beeen 3 months before a vehicle was parked and parking on a rubber mat under the rear tire totaly stuck to the floor, had to cut… Read more »
On 7/17/21, the EpoxyShield garage floor coating kit was applied to my 2 car garage. I adhered to the instructions and did not park my car until 6 days later (3 days beyond the prescribed time frame). My truck was not parked on the other side of the garage until nearly a month later. About a week after my car returned to the garage, I returned home after a rain storm and parked my car in the garage. Leaving my home the following day, spots of the epoxy had peeled from under all 4 tires. Similarly, after my truck returned… Read more »
You would have to contact them directly but their Epoxy is not very good. To fix you will need to grind it off.
Painted garage floor 8 months ago and all was fine until I parked a car in the garage. Next day paint is pealing anywhere the tires drove. 3 days later, no paint where tires drive. Product is junk and does not stand up to driving as stated from manufacture. False claim or lies. Product is junk.
I’ve used it 3 times in 15years on a 10 year old garage floor (at first coating). It peels off in spots and I reapplied. I sanded the prior application with a hand sander and 60 grit paper, power washed with degreaser…dried thoroughly, then re-applied. Had the best luck by using the clear coat over the color coat. It’s been about 5 years since last application and it has yellowed close to the garage doors, and is coming off in small areas (1-2″), in about 15 places. I don’t believe you need to grind off all the old paint to… Read more »
what needs to be used ahead of this product to fill the crackes in the concrete
Any concrete filler/patch should work.
My parents used this product and it didnt last more than a year for their garage.
Yes, it has issues with wearing and peeling.
I used this about 4 years. It help up okay for about two years and then the coating started wearing and pitting where we drive on it. Can this be touched up easily by pressure washing and applying over the top?
Sorry but no. You will have to remove all of the current coating first. Do this by pressure washing first. Let dry and if any remaining coating is still left, you will then need to diamond grind the rest off.