An epoxy floor coating makes a huge difference on a plain concrete floor. Learn how easy it is to apply epoxy to your garage floor.
- Epoxy Floor Coating Kit (We used DaiHard Industrial Strength Epoxy Garage Floor Kit)
- Citrus-Based Cleaner and Water
- Pressure Washer
- 3/8-Inch Nap Roller
- Decorative Flakes
1. Clean the Concrete
The first step to applying epoxy floor coating is cleaning the concrete with a pressure washer to remove the dirt and grime.
To continue the cleaning, this kit includes a citrus-based cleaner that mixes with water to scrub the floor and neutralize oil and other stains that might hinder the coating from bonding with the concrete.
2. Prepare the Epoxy
Once the floor is completely dry, it’s ready for the floor coating kit. A two-part epoxy requires that you mix a hardening agent into the coating before application.
That mix begins a chemical reaction. The reaction will continue until the epoxy is completely hard, so there’s no time to waste.
3. Apply the Epoxy Coating
Quickly apply the coating with a 3/8-inch nap roller over a small area at a time. You can use a brush to cut in around the edges if necessary.
4. Decorate the Coating
While the epoxy floor coating is still wet, sprinkle the decorative flakes over the surface before continuing to the next area. Besides adding a pop of color, these flakes also disguise blemishes in the concrete and offer a little more traction than a slick, gloss coating.
Continue applying the coating and flakes until the whole floor is covered. Once it’s complete, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions about how long to wait before allowing traffic on the floor.
Watch the video for more information!
Very interested in doing a epoxy floor in our garage , we will be in touch again when we clear all the boxes out
that we have collected for the charity shop this year.
An epoxy floor coating completely transforms the look of any garage!
Good luck with your project. 🙂
Thank you for the great video on doing the garage floor with the epoxy coat. One more thing I can do to this fixer upper. I know I asked part of this question before, but I wanted to clarify. When doing a white wash on a fireplace, do I have to use lime, or can I use any white paint I have in the garage (latex.) Also I read to use TSP to first clean the bricks. I use this fireplace all winter long. If I have soot again on the bricks, when I clean them, will it take off my white wash? Thank you so much! Love your program. Leslie
Hi, Leslie! You can use any kind of paint to whitewash the fireplace. The key is diluting your latex paint with water to get the desired effect.
Regarding cleaning, try rolling children’s modeling clay over the soot. Modeling clay once was a common solution for soot stains on wallpaper (Here’s more about that: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/play-doh-wallpaper-cleaner_n_3430042)
If that doesn’t work, gently scrub the area, counter-clockwise, with a mixture of dish soap and warm water.
Let us know how it goes.
Can this be used on a brick outdoor patio? The Brick and grout have been damaged over the years, and we would like something to seal it and provide a clear overcoat.
Here’s more information on this product: https://www.daichcoatings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/daihard-100-epoxy-data-usage.pdf
Thanks for your question!
Would this epoxy paint hold on a garage floor that sweats when high humidity in the air.
Here’s DaiHard 100’s datasheet for more information on this product: https://www.daichcoatings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/daihard-100-epoxy-data-usage.pdf
For additional questions, we recommend contacting the manufacturer: https://daichcoatings.com/contact/
We had this done professionally about 6 years ago. Contractor did not use enough chips, so surface is very slippery when wet. Additionally, sealer has yellowed where sunlight hits it. Is it possible to clean/sand topcoat and apply more chips then reseal?
Great question, Mary Clare. We’re always looking for homeowners to call into our radio show and ask questions directly to Danny and Joe. We’ve reviewed your question and shared it with our radio show’s producer.
Thanks for writing! 🙂