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.
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