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  1. lisa snooks says:

    I am looking to try same rock solid project, I am looking for a mix of colors such as sand, grey, and some black. Do you know where I can go to find what colors to utilize to get my desired effect? Your project came out amazing.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Lisa – I don’t have any experience with mixing colors at all. You can check out their product page for more info on the colors they offer, but I can’t offer any advice on mixing the colors. Sorry!

  2. I love this! You guys did such a beautiful job!

    Can you have these floors and still have your cars in the garage, sorry if its a stupid question. I just wasn’t sure if it would ruin the floors.

    1. Absolutely! It’s meant for garages and other heavily-used spaces. It’s basically indestructible!

  3. Leslie Kelsey says:

    Help! What colors did you use? I want to use exactly what you used. Looks fantastic!!!!

    1. Hi, Leslie – Thanks! Here’s an affiliate link for the color we used on the floor! I didn’t save the color card for the walls (bad blogger!) but I have a sample floating around there somewhere, and I can track it down if you want that too. 🙂

  4. I’d love to try this in my garage. I have not painted it, so not sure if the grinding is still necessary.

    1. If you haven’t painted it, you shouldn’t have to grind it!

  5. Hi Amanda, thanks for the post. Your new media room and floor look great. I’ve wanted to try finishing my garage floor but thought it would be too difficult for a DIYer but now I think I could actually do it.

  6. Cheryl Braxton Bonner says:

    My cave would be a mixture of industrial and farmhouse,plus some modern elements.I love eclectic design no rules for me.I also love rust.o.leum products.

  7. I have been drooling over Rock Solid for awhile now!! Hope to try it someday! Love how your area turned out- nice work!!

  8. Thank you for your enthusiastic post. The information and encouragement is just what we need to inspire us to finally get our garage enclosed into an indoor space (lofted spare bedroom with a laundry room and storage closet). Looking forward to using Rust-Oleum’s Rock Solid.

  9. My ‘cave’ is my garage workshop with a sad chipped and cracked concrete floor. A new metallic floor would bump up all of the new shelves and organizers I built for my workshop this summer!

  10. Wow, what an amazing transformation, that floor is Amazing. The room is so bright and inviting! I would love to try Rock Solid on my concrete floor! Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Ooh this looks awesome! Flooring really makes a big difference in a room – I love your coffee table too!

  12. I would love to use this product on my basement floor. It isn’t painted, and this would be a wonderful fix!!

  13. My basement craft studio would look AMAZING with his as the flooring!

  14. this looks great! our garage is rather giant-the boyfriend built it so he could work on his vintage truck in there. i’m sure he’d love this metallic finish. enjoy your super cool space!

  15. Our garage would look super amazing and soooo pretty!

  16. Ah! We’re looking to redo our basement this winter and this would be perfect!

  17. Alexes Jones says:

    Wow what a difference it’s so much brighter!

  18. I’d totally try that.

  19. Mar Lautz says:

    This looks great! Our concrete floor could look much, much better with this idea,….

  20. Your floor looks amazing! Sound like it was worth the hard work.

  21. Amanda…oh, your floor looks beautiful! Like your garage, mine was previously painted so I appreciate your input on the diamond grinder if we go that route.
    thanks for the great tutorial.

    Have a great weekend.


    1. Thanks so much, Lynn!

    1. Thanks Emily! It really does feel like an entirely different room now.

  22. Wow, this is awesome!

  23. I’m totally using this on our basement. What was the square footage and how much did you use ?

    1. Each box covers about 100 square feet!

  24. We have concrete floors in our house that are stained brown and I can’t stand the color. I love the gray you used and would probably do the same!

  25. adawnpaxton says:

    This looks amazing…I have seen a few blogs use this product and I really want to try it in our garage. Does it produce a lot of fumes? We have a new born and don’t want her smelling it too much.

    1. It’s definitely smelly! If you’re doing it in your garage, I’d just recommend keeping the garage door open or cracked overnight while it dries, as long as it’s not a humid day.

  26. Love the transformation! I cant get over how good it looks. id love to do this to my garage!

  27. Love it! Looks so relaxgin!

  28. Becky Cebelinski says:

    We could really use this in our garage! Looks awesome!

  29. Gina Vandzura says:

    Love this! My husband has a “man room” with concrete floors and this would make it look amazing!

  30. This is awesome! We put a “fancy” coating on our old garage floor and within a few months it peeled up in the spots where our tires always where. 🙁 I would love a pretty rocksolid floor!

  31. Omg it looks gorgeous!!! What a pretty floor!!

  32. Omg this would be an awesome update for our garage!

  33. This would be perfect in our garage! I love it!

  34. Love the transformation! I’d love to try this in our basement!

  35. That is a solid transformation. You can say it’s – rock solid – hahaha
    Don’t hate me for the pun

  36. Meredith C says:

    I’m not sure it would be feasible in our garage, since it’s enormous. But, I could definitely use this in our mudroom/laundry room. We have painted concrete 😡, and it’s peeling all over the place. This would be a godsend!

  37. Wow! Stunning results, the floor really pops!

  38. This floor is awesome. I know y’all worked so hard, but you killed it! What a great product and space, thanks for saving me the time and making the mistakes first 😉

  39. Wow, that makeover looks amazing! I LOVE that floor! My garage is in desperate need of a makeover and I was wondering what to do with the floor!

  40. Elisabeth Hunter says:

    It looks amazing! We need to have an OAP Reunion Family Night to break it in. 🙂

  41. Wow, this really does look amazing! I would have never thought it could look that good!

  42. That looks amazing! I love it!

  43. Looks like it was a lot of work, but it’s so much better to have it done since it made you so happy! We’re mid-projects at our house, too. We put a number of things off for ages, but in getting them done we’re SO happy with how they’ve turned out!

  44. It’s so shiny and beautiful! I love it.

  45. Our garage is painted from the previous owners. It is starting to chip in places and I assume it will just get worst. Would love to try this product as it looks great on your floors!

  46. This might work for our unfinished basement!

  47. Well done! It’s one of those “why didn’t i do this sooner?” projects!

  48. Looks so much brighter now! Overall how long did you have to keep your furniture out of the garage? I’d love to do this but we don’t have anywhere to store all our stuff in the garage, other the on our lawn!

    1. It was longer than normal for us because we had to get all of the paint up. If your floor is already clean, you can probably expect 1 day for cleaning + acid etching, 1 day to let it dry out, a day to paint + another day to dry. So, minimum of 4 days, but maybe longer if it takes longer for the cement to dry.

  49. The garage looks really great! As much of a pain as it must have been for y’all, I’m glad y’all showed us this DIY “fail” — it’s refreshing to see that I’m not alone when I make mistakes and that at the end of the day, it’s just paint!

    Could totally see this on our garage floor. Ours is currently a weird speckled paint job? No idea who thought of that! Plus, it might inspire me to paint the walls in there, too!

    1. Thanks so much, Jamie!

  50. Nichole B-P says:

    The hubs and I just finished our basement last winter. The majority of the space has carpet (for warmth) but we left the bar area with exposed concrete. We painted it but it’s just not holding up. I think this product would save the day!

  51. Allison S. Cox says:

    I would love to do this to our garage! We don’t use it as any type of room (other than storage) but I so think it would make all the difference!

  52. Christina says:

    My living room has a painted concrete floor and I hate it! Would love to win this!!

  53. Looks great! I would love to spruce up our garage with this!

  54. Wow! That looks amazing. I would love to add this sort of life to my garage.

  55. Well, my cave is in the basement, but I’d actually want the paint in my real garage. The slickness is appealing because it would be easier to clean!