Applying Epoxy Coatings to a Garage surface

Many times we don’t think about our garages or pay much focus on the look of them. They are merely a location to park the automobiles and store the excess boxes of Holiday decorations and such. However, like any other room in your house your garage floor must be taken treatment of.
Due to the use it gets, combined with drinking water, gas and olive oil that will unavoidable be spilled after it, garage floor may easily become broken and begin to break apart after a few years of use. Epoxy coating is one solution to your garage flooring challenge. Epoxy coating applies a level of sealant and protectant to your concrete storage area floor to help it avoid staining, moisture problems and helps it maintain its appearance.
Installing epoxy floor requires a little up-front preparation before beginning. The main step in the procedure is making sure that the floor you are going to apply the epoxy coating onto is free from moisture, residual paint and doesn’t 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 about two days and nights and then remove and check for any moisture collecting privately of the plastic facing the floor. If moisture exists, than an epoxy floor coverings coating is not suitable as epoxy needs a dried out surface to properly connection with the flooring.
Next, we’ll test to ensure the flooring doesn’t have a sealant already put on it. This test will also check for the presence of natural oils in the cement as well. Have a cup of normal water and put it immediately onto the existing flooring. It should soak in to the floor in a reasonable amount of time. If it beads or just sits on top of the flooring then your floors has probably already been sealed or contains oil impurities. Epoxy floor is not suited to cement floors which may have already been closed or contain any kind of oil residue as you won’t bond.
Finally, if you are willing to spend several months testing a location of your storage floor for suitability to putting in epoxy floor you can coloring a small area with regular, oil-based teeth enamel. If this test area will last for several months then chances are an epoxy coating will last as well. However, if you decide to proceed with applying the epoxy covering you will need to eliminate this enamel covering that will require sanding.