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How To Epoxy Your Garage Floor

The garage floor is typically a cement slab that we pace a wooden or metal structure known as a garage upon.  The garage is typically used to store our cars in order to keep them out of the weather when not in use.  However, over time, your garage will typically turn into your homes junk collector.

For those that really take the time in order to create a showpiece for their cars, the process of epoxying their floors can be a great benefit.  Epoxy is a glossy like product that creates a protective coating to your garage floor.  Depending on the type of epoxy floor products you choose, you will be able to get a wide range of different results for your particular project.

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Clean your garage

The first step in the process is to clean the garage.  This can be a time-consuming task depending on the size of the garage and what items have been stored there over the years.  Once you remove everything from the garage you will need to do a deep cleaning.  You will first sweep out your garage of any dirt and debris.  From there, you may want to consider doing a complete cleaning with soap, water and  a scrub brush.

The desired outcome is to have a clean surface that is free of any imperfections.  Any imperfections that you see will get caught up in the epoxy finish giving you inferior results.

Apply the epoxy

The next step is to apply the epoxy.  This is done with a squeegee and in a slow manner.  You can start by applying the epoxy and then adding in chips of color or other additives that are epoxy approved.  This will help give your floor a fun and interesting look.

You want to start applying the epoxy from the far corner of the garage and work your way out.  You want to make sure that you don’t paint yourself into a corner.  That could be bad.

Once your floor is applied, you will allow it to dry.  Once dry you can then start bringing in your tools and equipment but take this time to really plan out your space so you don’t just cover up your nice epoxy floor with your junk.