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Garage Floor Preparation for Epoxy Coating

Proper garage floor preparation is crucial for a long lasting garage floor coating system. Before installing any coating to your garage floor, it must first be clean of dirt, oil, and previous sealers. First scrub the floor with a degreasing detergent and a power scrubber if available. Otherwise, a stiff broom and pressure washer will […]

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Keeping your Coated Garage Floor Clean

In order to maintain a good looking garage floor for years to come, you must keep your coated garage floor clean.  Dirt and debris are abrasive and over time will scratch, stain, and dull the surface of your epoxy, polyurea, polyaspartic, polyurethane, or other types of floor coating finish.  Just like inside your home, hardwood […]

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Has a Garage Floor Sealer been applied?

Are you wondering if a Garage Floor Sealer had previously been applied to your garage floor? Garage Floor Sealers are generally transparent thin liquid when applied, so it may not be easy to tell by looking. Garage floors may have been powered troweled to a point where they exhibit a gloss that can be mistaken […]

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Paint Roller Tips for Epoxy Floor Coatings

When coating a garage floor with epoxy, polyurea, or polyurethane coatings, it is important to consider the size, nap, and type of paint roller require for the job.  Size Matters Epoxy coatings have a short working time, requiring inexperienced applicators less time to apply the material than they may be comfortable with.  With this in […]

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How to Remove Grease and Oil from Concrete Floor

If you suspect grease and oil are contaminating the surface of the garage floor, these surfactants must be removed before coatings are applied.  Unfortunately, grease and oils are commonly found on existing concrete floors.  Dark spots are one such indication that grease and oil are present.  A quick test is to sprinkle a little water on […]

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How to know if the Garage Floor is Clean Enough for Coating

Here’s a really cool way to tell if those garage floor oil stains have been cleaned and lifted enough for you to successfully coat your garage floor.  Do it in the DARK!  That’s right, you can use a ultraviolet light  (black light) commonly found at your local hardware store to discover unforeseen oils and grease […]

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