May 29, 2024


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Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Applying an epoxy garage floor coating is not terribly difficult, but it is rather hard on the body. If you have back issues and do not foresee being able to spend a few hours stooped over, then you may want to either look for other options, or be ready to pay someone to lay your epoxy coating for you. Assuming you do decide that you want to lay your own epoxy garage floor coating, here is a quick rundown of all the steps you will need to follow. Keep in mind, regardless of what this or any guide on the web says, always follow the directions specific to your epoxy coating kit. Anything found here or anywhere else should just be considered a rough guide to give you an idea of exactly what it is you will be doing. The last thing any friendly article wants to do is lead you to messing up your garage flooring.

Selecting Your Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Kit

Obviously selecting and purchasing your epoxy coating kit will be your first step. Considering there is virtually no risk of a faulty product or damage from shipping, buying your kit online is a very sound way to save some money. If you have never done anything like this before, you may want to try and get a kit that comes with an instructional DVD so that you can have detailed directions. Keep in mind, there are many kits out there to choose from, and some have quite the array of color options, so don’t settle. Your epoxy coating is going to be around for quite a while, after all, and you don’t want your garage flooring to be something you are embarrassed of after putting so much work into it.

Preparing For Your Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

The very first step, after you have your kit, is cleaning your existing concrete garage floor. Even if there is already paint, you can still generally lay your new epoxy coating right over the top. Be sure to check the directions in the kit, though, as not all kits are designed for this. You may also get better results if you sand the original coat of paint down to the surface of the concrete garage floor before you begin cleaning.

Laying Your Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Once you have a clean concrete garage floor, you will need to mix the epoxy part of your kit. Be sure to follow the directions to the letter, leaving nothing out. You can very easily ruin the entire kit by not paying attention. The directions are usually very easy to follow, but they do require that you read them thoroughly. Trust me, it’s worth it to take the extra time to be doubly sure. After that comes the color flakes, should your kit include them, and should you want to use them. If nothing else, color flakes will add a touch of sheer randomness to an otherwise bland color. Once everything has dried for the appropriate amount of time, you will then apply the paint itself. If you have followed all of the directions to the letter, than yours should be just as beautiful as so many other garage floors that have used an epoxy coating.