What is epoxy paint?
Epoxy paint is a two-part paint product that was originally designed for industrial flooring application. Now available for residential use, epoxy paints provide a tough, durable protective coating that makes them easy to maintain.
This water and chemical resistant flooring option is extremely durable and offers time saving installation. EPOXYShield not only gives your garage a new look , it's also easier to clean up mess and spills.
Here's how to apply epoxy paint to a garage floor:
You will need:
EPOXYShield Garage Floor Coating Kit
Stiff bristle broom
Extension handle Roller tray
Wide masking tape
Safety: Gloves, boots and goggles
1. Clean the floor and sweep away all loose dirt and chipped or flaking concrete. Use a heavy degreaser to remove oil and grease stains. Scrub the floor with a stiff bristle broom to remove stubborn dirt and use an old paintbrush to remove dust from corners and cracks. You can also use a High-Pressure Washer to give the floor a once over, but allow the floor to dry before continuing.
2. Mask of any areas that need to be protected with wide masking tape.
3. Apply the supplied EPOXYShield concrete etch according to the instructions and then rinse thoroughly and allow to dry completely. It is essential to wear protective gloves, rubber boots, and safety glasses when working with concrete etch. Allow the floor to dry completely being moving on to the next step.
4. Stir the contents of cans A and B and then pour A into B and mix well for approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
5. Use a wide paintbrush to apply
around the perimeter for a neat finish.
6. Pour epoxy into the paint tray. Insert the extension handle into the roller, dip in the paint tray, and apply an event coating onto the surface.
GOOD TO KNOW
Work in 1 metre square sections so that the decorative paint chips can easily be scattered into the freshly coated surface.
Start at the furthest wall away from any opening so as not to paint yourself into a corner.
The area needs to be well ventilated while working - open doors and windows.
Do not drive onto the surface for at least 24 hours.