Is It Okay to Put a Fresh Epoxy Coat on Cured Epoxy?
Interested in using fresh epoxy for your flooring project? You may want to put on a few coats to get your desired flooring look. There are plenty of reasons why you may want to use more epoxy coating. Maybe you made a mistake during the first coat, or it dried with a few scratches on it. Either way, you may be wondering if it is okay to put a fresh epoxy coat on cured epoxy. The answer is yes, you can. You will want to refer to your specific bottle of epoxy to ensure you are following directions. For example, tabletop pours require thin coats. So, if you are going to do two coats, make sure they are thin.
To prepare for the second coat of cured epoxy, make sure there is no debris or fuzz on the surface you are re-coating. If there are divots in the cured epoxy, you will want to level these spots out with your new coat of epoxy and use a leveler to ensure a smooth surface. Then, you’ll begin sanding the cured epoxy coat. Again, read the directions on your epoxy bottle, and look for where it says how long your epoxy takes to become cured, so you don’t start your second coat too soon. After your second coat, you should be good to go! Remember, if you need garage guard epoxy – call Floorguard, and we’ll be there to assist with all of your epoxy needs!
My garage was so cluttered and a total mess, I was always embarrassed to have the door open! Not anymore!! Floorguard® helped me design a perfect system for my family, it’s amazing!! Now I keep my garage door open for all to see, it’s organized, and absolutely beautiful!!!
- 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
When it comes to adding value to your business, you can’t go wrong with the superior technology and materials from Floorguard
- 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.