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Epoxy Garage Floor Coating


By ProMatcher Staff



Applying an Epoxy Coating to a Garage Floor

An epoxy floor coating can help protect the concrete floors of your garage. Use the article below to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of applying an epoxy coating.

The Good:

- Smooth, flat surface
- Provides color and shine
- Easy to clean
- Not stained by oil or grease
- Wide variety of colors to choose from
- Weather-resistant

The Bad:

- Can be very expensive
- May chip over time
- Slippery without additives
- Requires mechanical preparation with a grinder
- Will not properly adhere with excess moisture
- Cannot be applied until concrete has cured for 60 days
- Very little UV resistance

The Bottom Line:

Applying an epoxy coating to your garage floor will protect the concrete from oil and grease stains. Its smooth surface is easy to wipe clean and it is better equipped to handle excess wear and tear. The epoxy should be applied in layers, starting with a primer and ending with a topcoat. The surface may be slippery, but additives like paint chips or sand can be added to texture the surface. There are lots of color and design options available. Water-based epoxies are more affordable, but the more expensive, solid-based epoxies are more durable and recommended for high traffic areas. Unfortunately, an epoxy coating cannot be applied to a concrete surface that has not cured for at least one or two months.



Related:

+ Cost of Garage Floor Coating

+ Concrete Coating Cost



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