H&C® Shield-Crete® Epoxy Concrete Garage Floor Coating
H&C's Shield-Crete Epoxy Concrete Garage Floor Coating is a 2-part epoxy kit that is durable as it is beautiful. A unique formulation requires minimal surface prep while providing excellent resistance to hot-tire pick up. H&C Shield-Crete Epoxy Concrete Garage Floor coating is the premium choice in garage floor epoxies.
Our all inclusive kit contains epoxy base color, activator, a bag of H&C Deco-Flakes, a packet of cleaner/degreaser powder, a packet of nonskid additive, and a detailed instruction sheet. H&C Shield-Crete Epoxy is a gloss finish that is industrial-grade, but DIY- friendly. One kit covers from 200- 250 square feet, or a 1 car garage, depending on the porosity of the substrate.
Where to Use
Garage floors are just the beginning!™ H&C's Shield-Crete Epoxy Concrete Garage Floor Coating can be used on basement floors, or any interior concrete floor. It can be used in some full outdoor applications, but the sun's UV rays may diminish the gloss finish, as well as fade the color over time.
- Laundry room floors
- Garage floors
- Storage areas
- Covered patios and landings
- Retaining walls
- Warehouse floors
- Commerical floors
Our easy, 3-step application is resilient for years of wear and tear. H&C Shield-Crete is permeable; meaning it allows your concrete to breathe while resisting hot tire pick-up. No induction, or sweat-in time is necessary, just mix and apply. You can pull your car back into the garage in 3 days, while other epoxy kits require 7 days before vehicular traffic.
It is resistant to chemical agents and damage caused by gasoline, brake fluid, standing water and battery acid. Since H&C Shield-Crete is water-based, it's easy to clean up with just soap and water.
- 3/8 inch Purdy® White Dove nap roller cover; disposable nylon or polyester brush for cutting in
- Paint tray/liner
- Pressure washer or regular garden hose with a high pressure nozzle
- Stiff broom brush
- Bucket to mix cleaner/degreaser with water
Bare Concrete: Newly poured concrete must cure for 28 days. All surfaces must be clean, dry and free of grease and oil, and powdery residues.
Remove all foreign substances by scraping off any debris so the surface is smooth, yet porous. Clean and degrease using the enclosed packet to (2) gallons of hot water in a bucket, mix until it is thoroughly dissolved. Pour over the surface using a broom/mop to flood all areas, then let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Thoroughly scrub the entire surface with a stiff broom brush. Rinse thoroughly (sometimes 3-4 times) to ensure all cleaner is out of concrete. Are there still suds when you hose it down? If so, rinse it until no suds are visible.
*Older, stained, or highly polished concrete may need to be sanded or cleaned with a wire brush prior to cleaning to promote adhesion.
*If a garage application, to promote even BETTER adhesion, use 100-grit sand paper to the areas where the tires will sit prior to cleaning. Epoxies need something to "bite" to, this will help in resisting hot tire pick-up.
**You want the floor to feel like 100 grit sandpaper before you coat.
Thoroughly mix part "A" and part "B" separately in their individual cans before pouring part "A" into part "B." Use the included stir stick to combine the two components together until completely mixed. Be sure to mix from the bottom up and vice versa to ensure complete activation. A low speed electric drill and a paint mixing paddle can be used also, if available. However, do not use a high speed mixer, this will create unwanted air bubbles.
An optional (yet highly recommended) non-skid additive packet is included in every kit. Stir this into the mixture to reduce the risk of slipping under wet conditions. Periodic stirring of the entire mixture is necessary to keep the additive from settling.
Roll H&C Shield-Crete Epoxy Concrete Garage Floor Coating evenly and consistently in 4 foot by 4 foot sections, back rolling to ensure color uniformity.
If H&C Holographic or decorative flakes are desired, toss them high into the air onto the wet epoxy. The higher you toss the flakes, the more evenly they will fall onto your surface. Do not "chicken feed" the flakes, this will result in clumps or patches of flakes, instead of evenly dispersed. Leave a wet edge of H&C Shield-Crete where you can recoat the next section without disturbing the flakes that have already been broadcast.
Two coats are recommended for commercial applications.
Recoat at a minimum of 8 hours.
H&C Shield-Crete is dry to the touch in only 3-4 hours, light foot traffic is acceptable after 8-12 hours.
Full heavy traffic is acceptable after 72-96 hours.