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Weekend of June 11th: Garage Floor Upgrade

You've finally got the tools hanging neatly on an outlined pegboard, and all the paint is organized in carefully labeled cabinets. But now the car is jealous, sitting like a lump on the oily, dirty concrete slab. A colorful, shiny epoxy floor coating will have you—and your car—feeling like you're driving into a showroom every time you come home.

Epoxy resists oil stains, beads water, and wipes clean like a kitchen counter. Color chips and custom paint colors hide annoying imperfections in the concrete, and antiskid additives give you the grip you need on a snowy day. As This Old House technical editor Mark Powers shows in How to Epoxy-Coat a Garage Floor, you just need a weekend to sweep the dirt out and paint the epoxy on.
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