Questions About Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings Answered

Questions About Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings Answered

By CO Hard Surfaces
Posted on 6-8-2022

At CO Hard Surfaces, one of our most popular services is garage coatings. More specifically, epoxy garage coatings. This type of coating is durable, attractive, and quickly installed. If you are curious to know more about the benefits of an epoxy coating as well as our process, here are some of the most commonly asked questions that we get on the subject.

How Long Until I Can Use My Garage Again?

Of course, times vary depending on the size and scope of each project, but generally, a garage coating will take about 5-8 hours of labor to install. Sometimes this labor can be spread out over two days, depending on the specifics of the garage. After the coating has been installed, you need to allow it 24-48 hours to cure. So, a rough estimate would be 3-4 days before you can drive in your garage again.

Can You Repair Damaged Concrete Before Application?

If your current garage flooring is cracked and damaged, no need to worry, we can fix that. We are experts and have the proper tools and materials needed to repair concrete so that when epoxy is laid over it, it will look flawless.

How Do You Prep the Concrete?

After we make any needed repairs, we use Diamond-Grinding and Shot Blasting to prepare the surface. We do not use acid washing or any kind of etching because this process does not create the texture that the concrete needs in order for the epoxy to properly bond to it. Acid is also difficult to neutralize, and if the concrete is not the correct pH, it can damage the new coating.

What Type of Maintenance Does Epoxy Require?

One of the biggest pros to epoxy coatings is the fact that they are low maintenance. Motor oil and other substances will not stain your coating. Cleaning the floor is as simple as misting them with water and running a squeegee over it.

Will the Coating Turn Yellow When Exposed to the Sun?

No, it will not. The top coating we use is UV tolerant, which means that it will not yellow when exposed to the sun.

And there you have it! A quick run-down of some of the most asked questions regarding our epoxy concrete coatings. If you have more specific questions that were not answered here or you would like to get a quote for your project, give us a call!