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Prepping Your Floors for Epoxy Coating Application

Rosie Valdez
November 30, 2016

There are many reasons to add an epoxy coating to your floors. For example, epoxy coating adds strength to the surface of your floor, helps to prevent cracks and is easy to maintain. If you have already decided to add an epoxy coating to your floor, then you should know a few things before you actually add the coat. Here’s how you can prep your floors for an epoxy coating application. 

Some people might be surprised, but preparation is the most important part of the whole coating process. This is because if the surface of the floor is not completely clean, the coating will not adhere as well and eventually, you might even have to redo the coating. Before you start the coating process, be sure to do all the research of the tools that you will need. With the right tools, it will help make the whole process easier. The last thing you want to happen is to get down to business and then realize you are missing something. Some tools that will make the process easier include power scrubbers to clean the surface and double bladed squeegees and long handled scrapers for the actual coating process. Once you know that you have all the right tools that will help you during the process, you can begin the next step of the prepping process, cleaning. 

When you clean your garage, make sure that everything is first cleared out of it. Once your garage is completely empty, you can begin the cleaning process. Be sure to remove all dirt as well as oil or other stains that may have occurred over time. If there are any mineral or rust stains, these can be removed with an acidic type cleaner. After the floor has been scrubbed clean, a once over with a power washer is another good idea. With all of this out of the way, you can finally add the epoxy coating to your garage floor. After applying epoxy coatings to floor materials, just follow the instructions and enjoy your new floor!