using Epoxy paint to Your Garage floor

Many times we don’t believe about our garages or pay much focus on the look of them. They are simply just a spot to park the vehicles and store the excess boxes of Xmas accessories and such. However, like any other room in your house your car port floor needs to be taken treatment of.
Due to the use it gets, coupled with drinking water, gas and petrol that will inevitable be spilled upon it, garage flooring may easily become ruined and begin to break apart over time of use. Epoxy layer is one solution to your garage floors challenge. Epoxy finish applies a covering 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 prep before beginning. The main step in the process is making sure that the ground you will apply the epoxy finish onto is free of moisture, residual coloring and doesn’t have a concrete sealer or other concluding put on it.
To check for moisture, have a sheet of plastic and take it to a 3-foot x 3-foot area using masking tape. Keep it there for about two days and then remove and check for any moisture collecting on the side of the plastic material facing the ground. If moisture exists, than an epoxy flooring layer is not ideal as epoxy needs a dried out surface to properly relationship with the floors.
Next, we’ll test to make sure the flooring does not have a sealant already put on it. This test will also look for the presence of natural oils in the concrete as well. Take a cup of water and pour it directly onto the prevailing flooring. It will soak in to the floor in an acceptable amount of time. If it beads or just sits together with the flooring then the flooring has probably recently been sealed or includes oil impurities. Epoxy floor is not suited to cement floors which may have already been covered or contain any kind of petrol residue as you won’t bond.
Finally, if you are willing to spend almost a year testing an area of your garage floor for suitability to setting up epoxy floors you can color a small area with regular, oil-based teeth enamel. If this test area can last for several weeks then chances are an epoxy finish will last as well. However, if you opt to proceed with applying the epoxy coating you’ll need to remove this enamel covering that will require sanding.

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