The Best Season for an Epoxy Project

If you are considering calling a professional company to apply your epoxy garage floor coating in Wayne,PA, then you will need to keep in mind the time of year in which your project will take place. In September, the beginning of Fall starts and Winter approaches. Many homeowners and business owners look over the fact that Winter doesn’t just bring colder air and some flurries. It can also affect how long your epoxy takes to cure.

So, what does “curing” mean for epoxy. One of the main products used in an epoxy application is resin. When a new garage floor resurfacing project is installed, the thick and pliable liquid is the resin. After the floor is prepped properly by evening it out using a few different methods, the epoxy is then applied. The epoxy is left alone so it can level itself out with the help of gravity. Then, that layer of epoxy has to dry completely and harden over, otherwise known as, “curating.”

There are many different factors that affect how long it takes for an epoxy installation to completely cure. Temperature is one factor because epoxy is an exothermic material; this means that it is dependent on temperature. The ambient temperature of the facility where the epoxy is curating determines the length of time the epoxy will need to cure. If it is colder, then the epoxy will take a little longer to dry and harden than in warmer temperatures. The temperature of the area is actually the most important determinant of how long epoxy will take to cure.

If your facility or home is heated through a system, then the season of application should not affect your project’s curing time too much. However, the space you are applying epoxy to is open or not temperature controlled, then it might be best to wait for warmer months to arrive before you follow through with your epoxy project.

Humidity is also a factor in determining drying and hardening times for epoxy. Consider using dehumidifiers if that is realistic for your area, and you wish to decrease the curing time of your epoxy. Lastly, thickness also helps to decide how long your epoxy will take to cure. Consider this when waiting for it to harden because if you begin to replace the furniture and machines that were there or walk across the epoxy before it is finished, then you may damage your epoxy during the hardening process which will end up being an expensive repair to make.

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