Epoxy garage floor paint is an excellent project to undertake because it will help protect your floor from stains and deteriorating. It will also give your garage a fresh new look like that of a showroom. Another benefit is that it could save you money over the long term because it could reduce the need for major floor repairs later. You may notice that auto shops paint their floors for this very reason.
Epoxy garage floor paint is a tough protective coating that you paint onto concrete. It is meant to resist grease, oil and chemicals that would damage or ruin regular paint. It is quite easy to clean and is available in several different colors. People are very happy with the look of the floor once it has dried after application. It will keep the floor looking good for years to come.
Not all concrete floors will keep a coating of epoxy garage floor paint. A concrete floor must be prepared properly and it is not an easy job. One way to test whether your floor is suitable for this job is to tape a plastic bag to the floor for approximately twenty-four hours. If moisture appears under the plastic then you cannot coat the floor with epoxy.
If there is no moisture then you can begin the prep work before applying epoxy garage floor paint. Remove all the oil spots and degrease the floor. You will have to etch it with a mild Concrete floor paint acid and scrub it thoroughly. It will require a lot of rinsing as well. This portion of the job will take you an entire day depending on how many spills are on the floor. The next day you are going to fill in the cracks and apply the first coat of epoxy. If all goes well then the second coat can be applied the next day.
Epoxy garage floor paint should be applied when the weather is good too. The temperature should be between sixty and ninety for peak epoxy drying and curing. Before heading out and purchasing the first epoxy you find, speak to a professional at the local home renovation center or hardware store. The more information you get on this project the better.