Are you doing research related to garage floor coating? Are you trying to decide whether you should have your floor professionally coated and should buy a BOX KIT and make it a Weekend DIY Project?
Before you head to the big-box home improvement store and dedicate a long weekend to applying a DIY garage floor epoxy kit, think about what makes a professional garage floor coating last.
First, the floor coatings used by a professional are so much more than garage floor paint and colored acrylic flakes that make up the epoxy paint kits. While DIY garage epoxy kits make the after pictures look beautiful, the product itself is inferior in strength to professional products.
DIY kit materials are no more than fortified latex or enamel paints, and they lack durability and are inclined to chip and peel away. This will quickly leave you disappointed and frustrated.
When you hire a professional, you'll get true industrial-strength epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings. The materials we use on your garage floor are the same as those used in fire stations and trucking facilities. If it can hold up to those heavy trucks, it can certainly endure the wear-and-tear of your vehicles.
Proper Floor Prep
The lengths a professional will go to in prepping your concrete floors before applying any floor coating is something that you simply can't achieve with a DIY epoxy paint kit. We use diamond grinders to strip off the top layer of concrete they can rip off any previously applied coatings or sealants. This is a critical step because it makes the concrete porous and adds a deep scratch pattern, ensuring the floor coating adheres to the concrete and not simply laying over the top of it.
Owner of Lifetime Epoxy Floors and Garage Shapeups, LLC of Boaz Alabama.
The author of this page is Nick Dixon, owner of Lifetime Epoxy Floors.
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