Epoxy floor paint creates a durable, impermeable surface. You can recoat an epoxy finish that has lost its sheen or otherwise been damaged. But, you have to prepare it properly. This preparation must contain careful cleaning with a grease-cutting detergent to get rid of the thin, oily layer. You may also need to scratch the surface to make it rough enough to bond with the new finish.
If you use fresh mortar, you must allow the repairs to cure for at least 60 days prior to recoating with epoxy.
You may mix a solution of grease-cutting detergent and warm water to clean the floor. All-purpose household cleaner generally works for floors inside the house. However if you are recoating a concrete garage floor, choose an industrial-grade product that can remove heavy-duty grease and oil deposits.
You can mix the epoxy paint and hardener according to the instructions that come with the paint. Prepare only enough to cover the floor, since any leftover paint will be unusable.
You need to let the clear coat cure for the recommended time, which is usually from 12 to 24 hours. If you are coating the garage floor, wait 72 hours before driving your car on it.
Don't recoat a finish that is peeling or gets cracked. This is because the new finish would not stick properly. It is essential to strip the old finish.
You must note that the surfaces coated with epoxy can be slippery. You can make the floor safer for movement by adding nonskid granules to the clear coat before you spread it.
Spreading the paint must be done on a dry day when the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
For recoating or coating epoxy garage floor coatings, it would be beneficial to seek assistance of Professional Coating Contractor rather than dealing with it individually.
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