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Frank
Granite grip paint by Behr
Frank

Not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I am refinishing a concrete porch and will soon be to the point to paint it. I have seen the product of Granite grip paint at Home Depot and on the internet and wondering if this is a decent product in terms of durability and finish. As there are a lot of steps for preparation and then a sealer needed once applied, I don't mind the work but would very much like hearing if anyone has used this paint and what there experience has been.

Thanks

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

I do no recommend anything that bears the Behr label, as my experience with their products has been less than good.

While I have not used their Granite Grip, I have used their floor stains before, followed the label, and it still peeled and scuffed because it doesn't cure, at least not to a hard, durable surface. In this instance we ended up putting down Pergo.

ordjen
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ordjen

Talksep,

You might want to check out the Customer Reviews for Granite Grip on the Home Depot website. Some of them are complimentary, but others are brutal. Apparently this product is somewhat difficult to apply, as the little beads of color it contains have to be literally "steam rolled" out flat using a short nap adhesive roller. There is no color in the resin itself, so two coats is necessary to make it opaque and give the necessary protective thickness.

This is a new product and I personally have not had any feedback good or bad so far.

Sombreuil_mongrel
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Sombreuil_mongrel

It sounds like one of those commercial/specialty paints but now being sold to the public. Moore has had all kinds of crazy commercial products for decades, but they try not to let harry homeowner anywhere near them because of the special techniques required.
Casey

Frank
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Frank

Thanks for the thoughts I will continue to search other products over the next couple weeks before I make my decision. I have had very good luck with Sherwin Williams over the years but they do not have a similar product that I can find.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Kelly Moore is my primary paint dealer, and the floor paints they carry are not their own label. I can't think of the name of the stuff I used in my garage, but it doesn't matter because I know it's been discontinued. I've gotten 15 years of moderate traffic (no vehicles ) with little damage to the paint. I'm sure that most of the paint dealers will have something suitable for paint/stain of concrete.

ordjen
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ordjen

The biggest factor in getting coatings to stick to concrete is opening up the smooth, slick coating that exists on most garage floors. This can be done either with acid etching or physically abrading it with a concrete grinding machine.The pros use abrading machines because it removes more of the surface and leaves the surface dry and ready to accept the coatings. They are also more effective in removing any past coatings or sealers, particularly anything that contained silicons. If water beads on your concrete, NO coating is going to stick to it either!

Home Depot has outside contractors periodically come in to polish and seal its floors. They use 3 grinders ganged together with a HEPA vacumn sitting on top. It is done over 3 nights without creating any dust or smell. They use some kind of proprietary coating which I believe to be a water based urethane. In the morning, the floors really shine and continue to look good for a couple years.

Were I coating my garage, I would opt to abraid it. My preference would be for a 2 part epoxy, although there are some really exotic coatings available now at premium prices.

For floors with normal foot traffic, a one part epoxy is adequate. I am not a fan of acrylic based floor coatings due to there softer, gummier nature.

It is always a good idea to follow the instructions to the letter, especially when using catalyzed finishes. They often have temperature and humidity limits along with restricted work times.

Frank
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Frank

Just wanted to give an update. I used the paint on the concrete and it looks great and no signs of wear or breakdown at this point. The only lesson I learned is that this paint must be continuously stirred and if not, the granules will settle a the bottom. Other than that, I have no complaints with the product and its outcome.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

Thanks for letting us know how it went. It's always nice to hear back from folks to let us know their results and I'm glad you found success!

Phil

Mark
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Mark

Granite grip does make a good skid proof garage floor. After 33 yrs of sealing porches,  it is harder to apply evenly than a concrete stain and its 50 sq ft coverage is accurate.   better to pour out of the can and squeegee and then roll over with a 12 inch 3/8 nap roller. You'll have to trim the edges with a 3 or 4 inch brush. Will take three coats. The first coat will look terrible the second one will start looking better and the third will make the job look great.. I do not recommend putting this product on a garage with fibers. It does not lay the fibers down, the fibers will stick up and make the job look like it had trash in the paint. If you got this forum late and you've already put the granite grip down on a fibered concrete garage. Your only option is to let it lay down naturally or take a razor and try to shave the fibers off the floor.I would hire this job out to someone who is applied it before and know what they are doing or you will end up with a tacky looking job. The end result if done properly looks fantastic and holds up well. I'm not a fan of Behr wood sealers but I think this product is good and I think their paints are good.

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