Rust-Oleum ROCKSOLID Epoxy Floor Coating Review  3.5/5 (12)

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This post was most recently updated on March 9th, 2021

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Epoxy Review

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Epoxy Review

2021 Rust-Oleum RockSolid Rating

Rust-Oleum RockSolid ReviewAs of 2021, we have found that the Rust-Oleum RockSolid has poor coverage results and uneven color after application. If you have any questions on theRust-Oleum RockSolid, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Manufacturer Description

Rust-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. Resists salt, oil, gas and other harsh chemicals, this is one of the toughest floor coatings available. Works great on workshop floors, garage floors, and other interior concrete surfaces. Zero VOC’s and a low odor make it a great choice for indoor applications. Easy to maintain, lasts a lifetime while still looking fantastic.

Rust-Oleum RockSolid Epoxy 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 that it comes in and were prone to leaking. The supplied roller does not hold up and falls apart when using. Took 2-3 days to fully cure and dry.

Gloss Level after Application: 8

– The Rust-Oleum RockSolid gave our test garage a higher gloss shine after the 24 hours of drying 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, we noticed that the color is not consistent between the kits.

Appearance/Peeling/Wearing After 2 Years: 8

– Rust-Oleum RockSolid had lost about 20% of the coating and gloss at the 2-year mark. Also numerous scratches on the surface.

Solid Percentage of Epoxy: 9

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

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

– The Rust-Oleum RockSolid is an average Epoxy Coating kit that is marketed towards the DIY market. The positives are that it has a higher solid content than any other DIY kit that you can find at a Big Box Store and it does come in a high gloss. The negatives are the poor sq. foot coverage and the colors are not consistent between each kit. These issues have been well documented with other consumer reviews. The Rust-Oleum RockSolid holds up slightly better than other brands but still had some wearing issues.

Rust-Oleum ROCKSOLID Epoxy 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

Rust-Oleum ROCKSOLID Epoxy 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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Joseph Webb
Joseph Webb
6 months ago

I hate rustoleum

6 months 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 .

1 year 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.

1 year ago

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

2 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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