application of Epoxy paint to Your Garage surface

Often we don’t think about our garages or pay much attention to their appearance. They are simply just a place to park the vehicles and store the extra boxes of Xmas designs and such. However, like any other room in your house your car port 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 upon it, garage flooring can easily become broken and commence to fall apart over time of use. Epoxy finish is one method for your garage floor challenge. Epoxy covering applies a layer of sealant and protectant to your concrete garage floor to make it avoid staining, moisture problems and helps it maintain its appearance.
Installing epoxy flooring takes a little up-front planning before beginning. The most important step in the process is making sure that the ground you are going to apply the epoxy coating onto is free of moisture, residual color and does not have a cement sealer or other completing applied to it.
To test for moisture, have a sheet of clear plastic and take it to a 3-foot x 3-foot area using masking tape. Keep it there for approximately two times and then remove and check for any moisture collecting privately of the plastic facing the floor. If moisture is present, than an epoxy floors coating is not suited as epoxy needs a dried out surface to properly bond with the floor coverings.
Next, we’ll test to make certain the flooring does not have a sealant already put on it. This test will also look for the presence of oils in the cement as well. Have a cup of normal water and pour it immediately onto the existing flooring. It will soak into the floor in an acceptable amount of time. If it beads or just sits on top of the flooring then the floors has probably already been sealed or is made up of oil pollutants. Epoxy floors is not suitable for cement floors which may have already been sealed or contain any type of engine oil residue as it will not bond.
Finally, if you are prepared to spend almost a year testing a location of your storage floor for suitability to setting up epoxy floor coverings you can paint a little area with regular, oil-based enamel. If this test area is maintained for several calendar months then it is likely an epoxy coating will last as well. However, if you decide to proceed with making use of the epoxy layer you will need to remove this enamel coating that will require sanding.