Professionally Installed Epoxy Garage Floors, Decks & Porches

  Floorguard Admin
  January 20, 2017

Are you tired of having your buddies over for BBQ and football but you have a faded deck and the garage isn’t exactly the coolest man cave to hang out in? Call the professionals today to install a new epoxy garage floor coating before your next party. Epoxy floor coatings can also be added to the deck for a new look that won’t fade like normal wood decks.

While you might be tempted to buy a DIY kit, to save money, there are more advantages to calling a professional to install your garage floor epoxy or deck upgrade. First, let’s look at what it takes to prepare your garage and deck to lay down epoxy floor coatings. Keep in mind that a bad epoxy floor coating is due to an incorrect preparation or incorrect application.

Deck preparation requires the following steps:

Clean the deck thoroughly
Sand the deck
Fill in any chips or cracks with the proper compound
Clean the deck a second time
Apply a sealant to block moisture
Apply a primer

Garage floor preparation requires the following steps:

Inspect the floor for sealants
If sealant is present must prepare with acid etch
Fill in any cracks and pitting
Clean floors (Do not allow contaminated objects to touch the floor after cleaning)
Verify humidity levels are low to avoid bubbling
Verify that the floor is 100% dry

Now that you have gone through the steps to prepare the floor properly, your next step is to add the epoxy:

Choose a correct epoxy
Have all tools and equipment on hand to apply correctly
Check weather to verify appropriate humidity level
Prepare the epoxy properly
Mix the application properly
Apply the first coat
Apply second coat within 12 – 24 hours of the first coat
Add flakes if needed
Apply sealant

Now that you know what a DIY deck or garage floor coating project consists of, you must also have the time to complete the application 100%. One could argue that you may not save money with having to buy the epoxy and all the tools to clean and prepare the surface correctly. Also, remember, if the preparation and application process do not get done properly, the floor will not last.

Another suggestion for creating that perfect man cave by adding a garage floor epoxy:
Contact a professional

While some people find that “pinching a penny” is the best way to complete a home project, it could cause you to lose dollars in the end. Safety and convenience are both very good reasons to contact a professional when adding an epoxy floor coating.