Epoxy is one of the toughest and most durable finishes you can apply to your garage floor. In this video, Help Me DIY preps his garage floor for an application of epoxy sealant. Epoxy seals concrete, protecting it from moisture, and is also resistant to impact, chemicals, stains, chipping, and abrasion. On top of that, it’s easy to clean and looks great.
Before applying sealant to a garage floor, it is crucial to prepare the concrete surface by grinding with a concrete polisher to ensure a solid bond. Failure to do so can cause failed adhesion and reduce the durability of the coating.
A concrete polisher is considered a better prep method than acid etching as it provides an evenly rough and porous surface for the epoxy to bond to.
Epoxy floors can last 10 to 20 years with the proper care. Maintenance involves cleaning with a soft mop and three to five ounces of ammonia in a gallon of hot water. Keep the floor as clean and dirt free as possible, and it will last a long time. Reach out to us if you need an epoxy floor today.