By Lifetime Epoxy's Expert Guest Author: Richard Alone
For most homeowners the garage is the black hole of their home's universe. Unwanted items from all other areas of the house are pulled in, stacked and forgotten until one day you open the door, look in and realize you can't see from one side to the other. But if you do little bit of work it can turn out to be an attractive and valuable space to spend your time and store some of your valuable possessions. Many homeowners store all their valuable possessions like ATV's prized automobiles in this less prime condition.
You can make your garage attractive by installing garage coatings. Such type of coatings will protect your garage floor and look great at the same time. If this part of your house looks good, you're more likely to keep the rest of it organized and in good shape.
One main reason why homeowners do coating in garage is due to its sharp appearance. This coating are available in many different colors, and you can add flaking materials to give it more traction and a classier appearance. Another advantage of taking up garage coating is because they extend the life of your garage floor. Most are made up of a high-grade epoxy which repels water, oil and other materials, resisting the contaminants that eat away at your floor and eventually cause it to fail. Most auto shops have attractive garages due to garage floor coatings.
Various types of garage floor coatings are available in the market but the most popular ones are epoxy based paints. Do make sure that your floor is in the right shape for the paint to take. One of the best ways to test it is to pour some water on the floor and see if it soaks in or beads up. If you see it is still sitting there after a few minutes, you have to treat your concrete with a sealer and you can break that down or etch it before you apply the coating. You have to purchase a special concrete etching solution that breaks down the sealer and your floor is ready for final application. After that, make sure your floor is as clean as possible before starting the job.
Many people use coatings to protect their floor from harmful chemicals, destructive scratches and mechanical shock due to cleaning equipment. Different types of garage floor coatings are available in the market like epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic sealer and latex. Many homeowners use polyurethane coating as it can resist chemical pills. This coating does not fade off easily. You have to first apply epoxy paint on the floor and then use polyurethane coating on the floor. However, latex paint can fade easily as they are exposed to sun and so it is advisable to apply a protective coating over it.
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