Epoxy Garage Floors
floors, like all concrete surfaces, must be properly
prepared before coatings can be applied. Proper preparation
ensures years of adhesion between concrete and coating
surface. On the other hand, poorly prepared surfaces
eventually fail because of poor adhesion of floor coatings.
The key principle in cement preparation is
coarseness--coatings adhere more reliably and durably to
coarse surfaces. Of course, cement surfaces must also be
clear of waxes, polishes, and oils.
If you have an
unfinished garage floor in your home, and your home was
built in the most recent few decades, it is likely that your
garage floor was machine-trowelled. Machine-trowelling is a
process by which a large circular disk (think of a big
Frisbee, upside down) is spun over a recently poured
concrete surface. Trowelling smoothes the surface of the
concrete and forces the aggregate (sand and small stones)
deeper into the concrete, revealing a smooth, uniform
surface. Trowelling produces a higher-quality concrete
finish--unfortunately, however, machine-trowelling produces
a surface that is generally too smooth and shiny to reliably
accept a floor coating.
Thus, trowelled floors
must be coarsened before they are coated. Concrete is
coarsened in two ways. One way is by acid etching (usually
by muriatic acid), and the other is by physical grinding.
Acid etching is achieved by simply applying a liquid acid
solution to the concrete. Acid reacts with concrete and
corrodes the surface, thereby roughening it. Acid etching
must be followed by a thorough cleaning.
An epoxy floor gives you a beautiful, functional, and
durable surface which will last for years. In addition to
its beauty and style, an epoxy floor is very easy to clean
and is resistant to oil, grease, hot tire marks, petroleum
products, antifreeze and chemicals. Our epoxy floors use a
flake flooring texture helping to provide slip resistance.
Man Epoxy Garage Process
Our process also adds
longevity to your existing concrete and will
not absorb stains like most
concrete floors. We do not just paint your floor. We have a
step process that takes 2 to 4 days for the
average garage to complete the application.
We make sure your floor is properly cleaned with a power
washer and etched so that the epoxy will adhere.
This can be accomplished by grinding or treating with a
scrub of muriatic acid.
3- We power wash the
acid and apply lemon ammonia to neutralize any acid that was
used to etch the
floor and to insure the pores
of the concrete are clean with another high pressure 3200
psi power washer.
4- Once we have properly cleaned the floor we will use a
special Veron Primer 155p to properly seal of the floor and
aquire a good adhesion to the floor.
5- We repair all
cracks and caulk all edges where bugs and spiders like to
6- We apply a thick coat special epoxy slurry
formula chemical resistant Veron 255 Epoxy paint. This
would be the final coat if you are looking for a solid color
look for your garage floor. Remember that there are many
colors of epoxy to choose from. If you are looking for the
granite look we continue with the steps below.
7- When applying the Veron 255 coat we will be applying the
desired look of the acrylic chips( many color themes to
choose from). We can apply the light chip specs or the full
chip specs depending on the look you would like to acquire.
8- Once the epoxy
has dried, we will come and scrape any excess chips front he
floor and sand smooth the floor to give it a smooth surface.
We apply a clear coat Veron 235 chemical and abrasion gloss
clear coat that will not chip or yellow and will
repel most liquids for a very long time.
9- Once the first coat of
Veron 235 clear coat has dried, we will apply the second
coat of Veron 246 Clear Gloss coat that is a UV protectant.
Top-Poly246 provides strong chemical resistance and
non-yellowing for use on exterior and interior
Frequently Asked Questions
surface UV resistant, will it yellow?
All our epoxies & polyurethanes have UV
inhibitors in them, and will never turn yellow.
before I can walk on the floor?
We will need 5 days construction time. For solids there
will be a total of 2 thick coats of epoxy formulas, for
granite effects there will be a total of 5 coats of
different types of epoxy formulas.
epoxies take time to cure, you may walk on the floor the
next day after the last coat was applied, and you may drive
5 days after the last coat has dried.
Can I apply
Epoxy-Coat over an existing coating?
Epoxy-Coat can be coated over existing paints/coatings by
simply making sure the existing coatings are cleaned, sanded
(80-100 grit) and bonding. All areas that are not bonding
must be diamond ground to remove loose coatings prior to
quality Products used by Creative Man Painting
We can use any product you desire, but we highly recommend
using our products to ensure a good quality floor. We use
this product that is top of the line in epoxy coatings, and
that shows a little of it in our estimates, but we can
consider using other cheaper products that will cost down on
your budget and do the job, but we would recommend using
this product, even though it is a little more costly, it is
worth every penny spent.)
Glaze 235 -Solvent
UV-Glaze 235 is a Solvent Acrylic Urethane Coating is a high
solids, two-component, gloss finish coating designed for
superior performance, where high-gloss, hot tire resistance,
chemical and abrasion resistance are preferred.
Top-Polu 246 -
Chemical Resistant Polyurethane Coating is a high solids,
high build chemical resistant two-component, gloss finish,
aliphatic polyurethane coating. Top-Poly246 provides strong
chemical resistance and non-yellowing for use on exterior
and interior pre-primed concrete surfaces. Typical surfaces
for use of this product are aircraft hangars, automotive
repair shops, service stations, show rooms, factory floors,
garage floors, and many other commercial high traffic
Max-Bond 155 Waterborne Epoxy
Coating is a two component, epoxy coating that provides
excellent adhesion to concrete and masonry surfaces with
exceptional solvent and abrasion resistance.
High-Solids Epoxy 255 is a low viscosity, 100% solids epoxy
system designed as an aggregate binder and sealer.
High-Solids Epoxy 255 is used as a primer-sealer,
self-leveling slurry, broadcast and troweled mortar systems.