Professional Garage Floor Epoxy Installation Guide
Epoxy Contractors in Portland, Oregon
To provide high quality garage flooring epoxy installations, the correct process must occur to have a long lasting finish. The epoxy experts at Portland Epoxy Pros have developed a system to ensure high quality epoxy installations and a finished product that every home owner can rely on.
Concrete Grinding & Cleaning
In order to properly prepare the garage floor for epoxy installation, it must first be prepared through a state-of-the-art concrete grinding method fitted with a diamabrush pad and a high-powered vacuum system process that includes a dust collection system that vacuums the dust as it grinds. At Portland Epoxy Pros, we utilize the concrete grinding method over some contractors methods that include acid etching and water pressure cleaning that does not keep the epoxy from peeling, chipping, flaking or developing other imperfections. We at Portland Epoxy Pros dry grind our floors to reduce moisture and make installation better and faster.
Apply the Epoxy Primer
Once the surface of the floor has been ground to the proper finish, primer must be applied. Primer is incredibly important when working with high traffic areas. Before priming, the surface must be thoroughly cleaned. Anything such as dust, dirt, or oil will interfere with the primer’s adhesion. Cleaning solutions designed for bare concrete can be purchased to ensure the optimum canvas for primer. Apply the primer in thin coats using a roller or spray. It is important not to overcoat, as this can result in puddling. We prefer that the primer should dry for at least 2 hours prior to the next step.
Apply 100% Solid Epoxy Paint
When the primer is properly dried (please note that humidity will increase drying time), we make sure that the surface is clean and remove any debris. After stirring the epoxy, we will apply multiple coats, as we keep the coats thin and even, depending on epoxy design preference. Failure to do so will result in a lumpy finished product. Never over apply the epoxy, 2-3 coats are recommended for most projects.