application of Epoxy Coatings to Your Garage floors

Many times we don’t think about our garages or pay much focus on their appearance. They are merely a spot to park the autos and store the excess boxes of Xmas decorations and such. However, like any other room in your own home your storage floor must be taken good care of.
Because of the put it to use gets, combined with water, gas and engine oil that will inevitable be spilled after it, garage floors can easily become harmed and commence to break apart over time useful. Epoxy layer is one solution to your garage floor coverings challenge. Epoxy finish applies a coating of sealant and protectant to your concrete garage floor to help it avoid staining, moisture problems and helps it maintain its appearance.
Installing epoxy flooring requires a little up-front prep before beginning. The most important step in the procedure is ensuring the floor you will apply the epoxy coating onto is free from moisture, residual coloring and doesn’t have a cement sealer or other concluding applied to it.
To check for moisture, have a sheet of vinyl and take it to a 3-feet x 3-foot area using masking tape. Keep it there for approximately two days and nights and then remove and check for any moisture collecting on the side of the vinyl facing the ground. If moisture is present, than an epoxy floors coating is not appropriate as epoxy needs a dry out surface to properly relationship with the floor.
Next, we’ll test to ensure the flooring doesn’t have a sealant already applied to it. This test will also check for the occurrence of natural oils in the cement as well. Take a cup of drinking water and put it immediately onto the prevailing flooring. It will soak in to the floor in an acceptable timeframe. If it beads or maybe sits on top of the flooring then your flooring has probably already been sealed or has oil contaminants. Epoxy floor coverings is not suitable for cement floors that have already been sealed or contain any type of petrol residue as you won’t bond.
Finally, if you are willing to spend almost a year testing an area of your storage area floor for suitability to putting in epoxy floors you can color a small area with regular, oil-based teeth enamel. If this test area continues for several calendar months then it is likely an epoxy finish can last as well. However, if you opt to proceed with applying the epoxy layer you’ll need to remove this enamel covering that will require sanding.