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Epoxy Flooring for Your Home Garage Use Epoxy can be used as paint for concrete such as your flooring because of its long-lasting and tough coating. Epoxy has the ability of resisting grease and oil and many other substances that can ruin an ordinary paint. This type of flooring is easy to clean and maintain, available in wide variety of colors to keep your garage floor attractive and sparkling clean for many years. If you’re planning to set up such kind of flooring for your garage, you have to remember that this project is very challenging, usually highly advised to be handled by professionals, and proper concrete preparation is very important because not all concrete floors can hold the coating. The success of your epoxy garage flooring highly depends on the preparation, so you need to plan to spend the entire first day cleaning and degreasing the floor, removing oil spots, etching it with a muriatic acid, scrubbing, vacuuming and rinsing. For the second day, fill the cracks and apply the first coat of epoxy, and then followed by a second coat of the third day. This job does not require many special tools, but to have an easier job and successful result experts recommend to rent a walk-behind power floor scrubber with an attachment of stiff brush. Use brush for better scrubbing than using pads, but you can use pads if brush is not available. After cleaning and scrubbing your garage floor, you will also need to sprinkle the floor with acid and water solution by pouring 12 ounces from a bottle of 32% muriatic acid into one gallon of water in a plastic sprinkler can, and then sprinkle it evenly over a 10 x 10 feet area. You can test the moisture of your garage floor by taping a plastic bag on a portion of your garage floor and let is stay for twenty-four hours, and if it is dry underneath once you check it, then you can begin epoxy coating application. However, if you see moisture under the plastic, do not apply coating as the water pressure will break the bond. Weather and floor condition analysis is crucial for a successful set up of epoxy garage flooring. You need to decide the type of epoxy paint you’ll be using, and this type of paint is made of touch resin coming in two separate parts that can be mixed together just before applying them, that can be divided into three types 100% solids, solvent based and water based. The 100% solid type should be left to professionals because it is difficult to handle as it hardens rapidly, and this type does not contain solvents that evaporate. A solvent-based epoxy typically contains 40% to 60% solids that can adhere and penetrate well, making it the top choice for professionals. A water-based epoxy does not contain hazardous solvent fumes, comes in two parts that are mixed before applying it to your concrete, and contains 40% to 60% solids. For more information, feel free to check our website.On Floors: My Thoughts Explained

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