Our first 5 days of ownership of this fixer upper involved cleaning, prepping and epoxying the garage floor.  Don’t be fooled, the Epoxy saga was not really a man thing even though all you see in our photos are the men…it was a combined effort.

We had to complete the following steps:


The first step in our epoxy saga was to degrease the garage floor.  We used 2 types of liquid degreaser from Home Depot, first we tried the less intense version and then realized that the heavy duty stuff was required.  After 2 rounds of degreasing liquid, scrubbing then power washing we found there were still a few spots (ok more than a few) that the water beaded off of.  So on to plan B…powdered laundry soap…yes…I will explain.