Thursday, January 14, 2010

make Epoxy Floor Coating by your hand

While there are a number of professional floor coating companies that operate both nationally and internationally, installing your own epoxy floor coating can be a cost-saving and fulfilling way of getting the job done. Although a garage or exercise area might not be the show off room of your house, installing attractive floor coating can help make it more appealing and save money on costly repairs of unsightly cracks and blemishes.

Preparing the Floor and CleaningAddingexpoxy to floor paint

What is Garage Floor Epoxy Paint and how to it Work

You can purchase garage floor epoxy paint at most home improvement and hardware stores as well as many online websites. There is no doubt about it, a new coat of paint on a drab concrete floor will make the space look clean and bright.

However they don't always work the way you expect. Frequently applying what may seem inexpensive paint costs more in the long run when it starts to chip and delaminate.

First a little about concrete. Concrete on grade and especially below grade like in a basement will have moisture issues. Water will run along your foundation walls and eventually get under you concrete slab. Excessive moisture pressure under the slab will start pushing moisture vapor upwards through the airholes, capillaries and cracks in the floor. Moisture vapor pushes salts upwards through the concrete as well. If you've ever noticed a perpetual dust on your concrete floor well this is the cause.

Epoxy Painting a Concrete Floor in your Garage or Basement

An epoxy paint job can make your run down, dingy garage floor look shiny and brand new. This type of paint not only pleases the eye but it also improves functionality. Epoxy is simply a resilient flooring option that works to resist oil stains, hot car tires, water, and wipe clean present staining. Colored epoxy paints are great for hiding imperfections and blemishes on garage or basement floors. Do it yourself and follow these steps when you are ready to apply a new epoxy floor in your home or work area.