Epoxy garage floor – With the new epoxy floor coatings available, a garage floor no longer needs to be covered in oil stains, dirt and tire marks. As the popularity of epoxy finishes has grown, so have the choices of colors and textures. Epoxy coatings are as easy to apply as paint, but they are much more durable and last much longer. There are a number of complete epoxy sets available, or you can buy the materials individually.
Ideas for DIY epoxy garage floor, Clean the garage floor thoroughly with a broom and vacuum cleaner. Fill the cracks in the concrete floor with the concrete patching mix and let it dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Clean any remaining grease. Use a solution of muriatic acid and water, mixed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, to etch the entire surface of the floor. Work the solution on the surface of the floor with a stiff bristle brush or a broom, then rinse with a hose and let it dry. Care must be taken to prevent muriatic acid from coming into contact with skin or clothing.
Pour epoxy primer on the floor and spread evenly over the entire floor with a roller. Use a brush to apply the primer on the edges where the roller cannot reach. The primer ensures the correct adhesion of the epoxy coating. Then for DIY epoxy garage floor, mix the epoxy coating according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Pour a part of the mixture into a roller mold. Use a paint roller with an extension handle to apply the epoxy mixture to the floor surface, starting at the back of the garage and working from side to side. Apply the coating evenly on the long, overlapping movements to fully cover the floor surface.