Choose Your Color for an Epoxy Garage Floor
Having an epoxy garage floor can make any car come to life. Putting the finishing touches to a garage floor can make the entire home look professional and clean-cut. Epoxy is nothing more than an extra finish to a floor. It also acts as a coating that resists water and stains.
Homeowners should also notice how much easier it is after application to clean a garage floor. It is very simple to apply an epoxy coating on a garage floor with the right preparation. Here are the simple steps for applying a epoxy garage floor:
Choose the desired color. Make sure the garage floor is even and smooth. Sweep and mop away debris and dirt. Make sure there are no existing rocks on the floor. If there are major potholes or cracks, make sure to fill them with the right material. If the floor already has a sealer, it will need to be chemically stripped with a special machine. The next step is to purchase an epoxy kit; most of these kits come with two coats and then a finish coat.
To prep the garage floor, use a painter’s tap and line up the edge of the walls inside the garage. If the floor is painted, scuff the paint using a sanding pad. Make sure to sweep any left over dust from sanding the floor. After doing this, get an cleansing product, and with a brush, scrub the floor. Follow up with a good rinse and let the floor dry for at least four hours.
If the floor is new, take some etching solution and clean the floor. It is always best to hire a professional to do this because a certain level of safety is needed when handling this type of chemical. When etching the floor, wear protection; goggles, gloves, rubber boots, etc. Use a water hose to moisten the floor. Pour the mixture in the back corner of the garage. Use a broom with bristles to scrub the floor. Make sure to do go over the floor twice with the broom.
Make sure the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees before attempting to apply an epoxy coating on the garage floor. If the temperature is any colder or hotter, there is a chance the coating will peel or form small bubbles. After mixing and preparing the coating, set a timer for two hours (this is the maximum time allowed to work with the mix). Start in the back of the garage and work towards the front. It can take up to a full day for the first coating to dry 100%.
Mix the epoxy paint and slowly empty the contents of the hardener into the paint can. In a slow clockwise motion, stir the mixture and let it sit in the sun for at least half an hour. Dump the contents into a roller tray. Use a painting brush to edge the borders of the garage. Use a roller brush with a long handle put the mixture on the floor. Put at least three coats on the floor. The entire floor should dry in at least one full day.
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- Pam Orland Park, IL
Really Pleased! Our garage needed some major help – not only was it a mess but the floor was just ugly with all the stains and such. I will agree with the reviewer below – do not go with the cheap imitators! Floorguard not only has a great product, but their installers and service is well worth any extra cost, which is minimal anyway. Our neighbors have commented on how good our garage looks and we’ve recommended them to Floorguard without hesitation.
The garage looks so good! A+ company on every level. Wish I had another garage to resurface!
My neighbor had a floor done by another company that was new to the industry, boy were they sorry. I went with the experts, Floorguard did an incredible job!!
- Tom T., Orland Park
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- Jenny P.
Covering our old, gray garage floor was a great aesthetic and functional improvement. This project requires 2 days: first day preparing the surface (major job requiring right equipment), putting down first coating and sprinkling the flakes. This requires about 4 hours. After this dries, they come back next day and apply the topcoat. They notified us when they would start the work and arrived as promised. They worked diligently, completed the work efficiently, left the work areas and our driveway clean. The owner Steve is a great guy to deal with.
- Bob H.
It was a pleasure dealing with the company’s owner Steve Chaloult. When we called him to give us an estimate, he arranged to come within a few days. We have a very large two car garage. His estimate was a bit more than the first company we called but he seemed very well prepared in showing us samples and very knowledgeable about his product and we just liked him. For personal reasons , we had to delay installation for about a month and he could not be more accommodating. we finally we able to have it done this past week and it was worth the wait. The garage floor is just beautiful and I never would have thought I would say that about a garage floor! We also had the lower walls around the floor done and very glad we did. At one time we were thinking we could do this ourselves using a kit. WHAT were we thinking? This is a job for a professional and we are so glad we used Steve.
- Moira J.
The owner Steve Chaloult was easy to work with and he’s very good at what he does. I highly recommend Floorguard as your contractor if you’re wanting to have a garage floor finished with a durable epoxy like colored finish. Floorguard came when they said they would and cleaned up after they were finished. Floorguard also installs garage storage cabinets.
- Andrew A.
Very responsive, good communicator. Was on time and did a top quality job. Very happy with the outcome.
- Anonymous Homeowner
Great eexperience. Quick and dependable service. High quality. Fair cost.
- John H.