Whether your compound or your garage have concrete floors, epoxy covering can provide the protection you need. Choosing an epoxy floor offers different benefits, such as durability, that could dramatically extend the life of your floor and save you money. With the right epoxy covering, you will be able to compete on its quality for years to come.
Euro Painting, we pride ourselves on providing a full-service epoxy floor covering, coating, and protection to home and business owners around the world. Our team offer you a long-term solution at the best price.
EPOXY Garage FLOORS
Due to their function, garage floors are subject to a lot of deterioration. Suffice to say that our professional floor crack repair team observed numerous damage to garage floors. The numerous comings, and goings of vehicles, as well as deterioration due to certain negligence, are factors contributing to weakening the condition of your coatings.
This is why many people decide to revive the floor of this room by means of an epoxy coating. This seems to be the ideal choice, firstly because its installation is quick, but also because it confers many advantages.
Here are the different steps to apply this coating in your garage and why you should consider this option.
EPOXY FOR YOUR FLOOR: a 6-step installation
Even if it is achievable by non-professionals, calling on a qualified person can prove to be invaluable for the successful application of the coating. Indeed, a very damaged ground could pose a problem of adhesion which would be visible after a few years.
On the other hand, if your floor is in a correct state, take the opportunity to install the epoxy resin yourself by following the process indicated below.
1. Sweep your garage floor
The first step is to get everything out of your garage. This must remain empty for up to 48 hours after the application of the last coat of epoxy; so prepare a cover sheet if you leave your belongings outside.
You will need to remove dirt and debris from the garage using a shop broom. Use a smaller broom to clean the corners.
2. Take the necessary precautions
Starting work carelessly is one of the mistakes to avoid when working with our favorite coating.
3. Clean the dirt encrusted on the floor
There is a good chance that your concrete floor is quite dirty. You must clean the floor as much as possible before applying the epoxy:
- Use a stiff bristle brush to clean oil stains: apply a little concrete degreaser (easily found at your favorite store) to each oil stain, let soak for a few minutes, then scrub.
- Use sandpaper to remove embedded paint drops. A razor can also do the trick.
4. Sand and dry the entire floor.
Once you’ve focused on cleaning, it’s time to fix your garage floor. For this, the ideal tool is a diamond grinder which makes it easy to remove all imperfections in the ground. Polishing the concrete will also give the epoxy a better bonding surface.
If you don’t have one, use a hose to wet the entire surface, spill some cleaner on the floor, and scrub with your brush.
Once you are done sanding, use a squeegee to remove all of the water from your garage. Ideally, the floor should be allowed to dry for 24 hours before applying the coating.
5. Apply the first coat of epoxy
To apply the epoxy, you need roller. We advise you to choose a solvent-based kit: they adhere very well and are the most durable.
Start towards the center and then move closer to the walls. Once you’re done, use your roller to get a nice, even coat of epoxy over the rest of the floor. Better to work in small sections, so the paint is not dry when you roll it.
Let the first coat dry overnight.
6. Apply a 2nd coat of epoxy
The second coat will give the floor a full look.