Ann Arbor – Garage Floor Coating
You’ll Prize the Appearance, Durability and Resale Value of Epoxy Concrete Floor Painting
Garage floor coating is a popular and budget-conscious way to transform your garage from dirty, ugly or disappointing to an improved, functional and great looking home investment.
Although a garage adds significant value to a home, it is one of the most underutilized and uninviting areas. When you have an epoxy garage floor, you can use your garage proudly and comfortably as a workshop, a business, for entertaining family and friends, as storage and much more.
6-Step System in Garage Floor Coating for Ann Arbor Customers
360° Painting of Ann Arbor executes a proven process of applying a concrete epoxy garage floor coating. It is not only visually appealing, but is durable enough to resist oil, gas, antifreeze, road salts, heavy equipment and foot traffic.
Painting a garage floor with epoxy provides long-lasting durability; staying power that outperforms almost any other concrete floor covering.
Available in numerous pattern and color combinations, you can select a custom look that fits your personal style or compliments how you use this space.
Step 1: Surface Qualification
We start by assessing the current floor condition, moisture conditions and other criteria to professionally qualify the floor for an epoxy coating. Missing this step can result in an epoxy coating failure and very costly repair.
Step 2: Surface Preparation
A thorough cleaning and repair of the concrete includes actually grinding off the top most layer to open the pores in the concrete for proper epoxy adhesion. The floor is commercial-grade vacuumed, seams are scraped and cleaned, and even the tiniest hairline cracks are filled.
Step 3: Prime & Seal Concrete
After preparing the floor completely, we are now ready to apply our epoxy prime coat to the concrete. The primer will seal up the concrete, fill in minor imperfections and the pores of the surface, and give us a firm layer for our base coat to adhere to.
Step 4: Base Coat Application
Once all of the necessary surface preparations are complete, a seal coat of epoxy in the color of your choice is applied. We start by cutting in the edges and coating seams, and then roll out coverage throughout. Now you’ve got a shiny finished epoxy garage floor coating.
Step 5: Flaking
Next, we hand-throw a thick layer of paint chips in the colors you’ve selected. These ‘flakes’ are made from the same durable epoxy material as your base coat. So they add both beauty and an additional layer of resilience.
These vinyl chips add color, stability, and texture to the coating and help hide minor imperfections and add an additional layer of resilience.
Step 6: Final Coat Application
After the floor has set overnight, it is tediously hand-scraped to remove excess flakes and to even out the surface. A final coat of tough clear epoxy is applied. The coating requires a minimum of 248 hours to cure; however, we recommend waiting 4824 hours to move anything onto your newly finished floor.
Depending on the size of your concrete floor and number of repairs required, most epoxy floor applications are completed in a few short days and last for many years to come.
Preparing for Your Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Experience
- Remove as many items as possible off the garage floor.
- Objects like a workbench, posts and supports that might be immovable are no problem. We are skilled at working around these items.
- Plan storage for your belongings and alternative vehicle parking for five to seven days.
- Consider other concrete flooring in your home such as a laundry room, utility room or basement. It may be cost-effective to complete multiple epoxy flooring projects simultaneously.