Learn how to Epoxy Coat Your Garage Floor

There are many advantages to adding an epoxy coating to the floor of your garage. It helps protect the cement from damage and is easy to clean. Mike Day Concrete looks at how you can put down an epoxy coating for garage floors.

Floors need to be prepped with a grinder fitted with a diamond blade.

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The grinder needs to be hooked up to a vacuum cleaner to suck up all of the dust that will be created. Be sure to wear protective goggles when working on your garage floor. Grinding gets rid of stains or old epoxy coatings. You can rent grinders from a home improvement store.

Any cracks, chips or other damage needs to be repaired with a patch or repair material. When the material dries, it needs to be ground smooth.

Then, the entire floor needs to be vacuumed and then washed. After that, a primer liquid needs to be laid down in order to keep the epoxy in place. Now, after it dries, it’s ready for the first coat of epoxy with a squeegee roller mop. You will need to put down at least two coats. After that, a topcoat needs to be put on in order to protect the epoxy.

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