A Breakdown of How Epoxy is Applied
The process for applying epoxy on concrete is both a simple and complex one. While it can be a DIY project, it is recommended to hire professionals for this project because the project can be simple, but to a newbie, it can be challenging. This project comes in three stages. First, the surface must undergo preparation for the application which involved cleaning and assessing the area. Next, the application is applied. After that, it is time to proceed with the finishing and perfecting process to ensure your garage floor coverings achieve the best possible outcome.
As stated before, the first step to a new floor is cleaning and preparing it for application. This can be done by sweeping and followed by scrubbing it with a mixture of hot water and a diluted degreaser. The floor may also be pressure washed for the same process. This creates a solid, clean surface to apply the epoxy with and make sure it is perfectly clean so the application will sit on the surface properly. After that, it is time to mix one quart of floor prep solution with hot water. This will then be spread over the floor. A solution of this size will cover a 500 square foot area. If your area is larger, then more solution will be made to cover the area proper. If this process is not done correctly, then the surface will not support the epoxy properly nor will it adhere correctly. Luckily, professionals know hot to properly complete garage floor coverings in Wilmington, DE
After this process is finished well, part A and B will be mixed and the area will be measured to ensure that there is enough epoxy to spread evenly across the space. It is imperative that the epoxy is mixed thoroughly or else it will not dry the right way. Using professional grade tools, the epoxy will be spread around evenly to cover cracks, dents, stains, and more. Sometimes bubbles do occur, but there is no reason to be alarmed as this is normal. Concrete is porous so it can release air which causes bubbling, but these can be popped and will not affect the overall look of the epoxy in the end. A top coat will then most likely be applied. This will finish off the project and perfect it.
As you can see, this could be a very difficult process for someone who has never applied epoxy before. Many factors could affect what needs to be done to ensure the best possible outcome. This is why it is best to hire professionals so that there are no surprises. It will also save you money as it can very expensive to fix an epoxy mistake. Save yourself the time, money, and possible heartache by hiring professional epoxy technicians for your upcoming epoxy project.
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