Archive for the Cleaning Category


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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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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Muriatic Acid Washing the Floor? Be sure to neutralize the floor before coating.

When preparing a floor for a coating, the process will usually involve an muriatic acid wash.  However, the surface must be neutralized before applying any type of coatings.  We use 10 parts water to one part household ammonia.  Rinse the garage floor thoroughly, and broom it real heavily to get all the residual acid off.  I like to use […]

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