Rust-Oleum ROCKSOLID Floor Coating Review

 3.4/5 (14)

This post was most recently updated on May 10th, 2024

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2024 Rust-Oleum RockSolid Rating

Rust-Oleum RockSolid ReviewAs of 2024, I have found that Rust-Oleum RockSolid has poor coverage results and uneven color after application. If you have questions about Rust-Oleum RockSolid, please ask me in our Q&A area below. I am here to help!


Rust-Oleum RockSolid Manufacturer Description

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Epoxy ReviewRust-Oleum RockSolid 76 oz. Gray Polycuramine 1 Car Garage Floor Kit (2 Pack) offers unsurpassed durability. The unique Polycuramine formula is 20 times stronger than epoxy. It resists salt, oil, gas, and other harsh chemicals. This is one of the toughest floor coatings available. It works great on workshop floors, garage floors, and other interior concrete surfaces. Zero VOCs and a low odor make it an excellent choice for indoor applications. It is easy to maintain and lasts a lifetime while still looking fantastic.

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Review

Application: 5

Rust-Oleum RockSolid coverage was not close to the suggested amount on the box, at about 1/2 or 150 sq. feet per kit. This is a known issue with the brand and product; you will find numerous other online reviews complaining about this problem. We do not like the pouches it comes in, which are prone to leaking. The supplied roller does not hold up and falls apart when used. It took 2-3 days to fully cure and dry.

Gloss Level after Application: 8

After 24 hours of drying, the Rust-Oleum RockSolid gave our test garage a higher gloss shine, but the gloss level was not consistent throughout the garage floor.

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Uneven

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Uneven

Overall Appearance after Application: 6

The Rust-Oleum RockSolid comes in pouches, and when using two different kits/pouches and then applying them, we noticed that the color was not consistent between the kits.

Appearance/Peeling/Wearing After 2 Years: 8

At the 2-year mark, Rust-Oleum RockSolid had lost about 20% of the coating and gloss. There were also numerous scratches on the surface.

Solid Percentage of Epoxy: 9

The Rust-Oleum RockSolid states it is 90% solids by volume. It is better than the other DIY brands, but it still felt “thin” in consistency.

My Overall Score Rust-Oleum RockSolid at 2-Year Period: 7.2

The Rust-Oleum RockSolid is an average garage coating kit marketed to the DIY market. The positives are that it has a higher solid content than any DIY kit you can find at a Big Box Store, and it comes in a high gloss. The negatives are the poor sq. foot coverage and the inconsistent colors between each kit. These issues have been well documented in other consumer reviews. The Rust-Oleum RockSolid holds up slightly better than other brands but still has some wearing issues.

Rust-Oleum ROCKSOLID Product Information:

Where To Buy: Lowes, Home Depot, National  Hardware Chain Stores, Amazon
Coating Type: Two-component, Water-Based Epoxy 90% Solids
Types of Substrates: Garage Floors, Basements, Shop Floors
Coats Required: 1 coat
Coverage Per Gallon: 200-250 sq. ft per kit. Actual in test 150 Sq Feet.
Application Tools: Roller
Dry Time: 12-24 Hours
Cleanup: Water
Manufacturer: Rust-Oleum

My Rust-Oleum ROCK SOLID Test Stats:

Surface Type: Garage Floor, never sealed previously.
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years

*All products tested and results are from my experience. I offer no guarantee of similar results. Results may differ due to different surface types, exposure to UV radiation, and traffic.

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Sue
Sue
1 year ago

Ii used the rock solid on garage floor. I followed all the instructions. After two weeks and warm weather it is already pealing. It works great on metal though.

KEN MCRAE
KEN MCRAE
2 years ago

I purchased Rust-o-leum Rocksolid floor apoxy and applied it approx 6 months ago. Today, the front half of the garage floor has yellowed because I have the garage door open alot(according to rust-o-leum customer service because the sunand no UV protection). WOW. that was their response with no refund because I didnt keep the itemized receipt. Showed them a bank statement and they said the home depot could get the detail…..thay would not. I had the old box in a pic that i also sent them. DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT….IT IS JUNK AND CUSTOMER SERVICE WONT DOANYTHING…BEWARE

Mark
Mark
6 months ago

Good Morning
Yesterday I applied Rust-oleum Rocksolid floor, and it looks terrible. Color is very blotchy, with large areas that we can see the concrete below. Do you think I should add another coat of “Restore-A-Garage” or add another coat of Rocksolid?

Mike Drescher
Mike Drescher
6 months ago

After the floor dried, there is several spots that are shiner then other areas. Is there a sealant available to reservice, or is there a recommendation to solve the problem

Kristi
Kristi
7 months ago

What can be used under the tires so when you part a heavy rig on the rocksolid it doesn’t leave tire marks?

Florence
Florence
9 months ago

can I use rust-oleum epoxy over rock solid epoxy because we don’t like the colour

Joseph Webb
Joseph Webb
2 years ago

I hate rustoleum

atl777
atl777
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Webb

Rustoleum products are terrible. They came out with the sandless cabinet refinishing several years ago, including a product that was supposed to degloss cabs so you didn’t have to sand them. It sold well, but countless people now have cabinet paint that is chipping and peeling off. I understand why a lot of people have problems with epoxy, as it is tricky to get it right, but the cabinet stuff is very straightforward and easy to understand and do. The problem is, the PRODUCTS in those kits are bad, they just don’t work. And the paint in the kits is… Read more »

Zoltan
Zoltan
2 years ago

Hi there . I used the rock solid clear coat gloss kit , waited a week , looked great .
Went to mop up some shoe marks then it all went Matt in the areas I put any water . Now it is tacky in those areas and dull . I have attached an
Image and am lost to what to do .

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kumar
kumar
3 years ago

Hi I have used the rustoleum Rocksolid paint Grey color for 2.5Garage. After painting the garage, I can see two shades of gray. I tried to contact Rustoleum their customer service is very bad. Not sure now what needs to be done on this. They are trying to give epoxy 9100 which I don’t want. Spent 255 dollars to make dirty garage.

Carrie
Carrie
4 years ago

This product peeled in within a few months. Followed all directions. Cheap paint.

SteveB
SteveB
4 years ago

I used this Rocksolid epoxy in 2017 and it started peeling within a year. Not happy as it never looked good. Rust-Oleum products are very poor and will never use them again. Their Deck Coating did the same thing at my house and I see they have a lawsuit against them for it.

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