Garage Floor Coating FAQ
FAQs About Garage Floor Coating Services
If you’ve been wanting to update your garage to make it more functional and attractive, a garage floor coating is exactly what you need. The team at Dixon Painting in Atlanta, GA offers epoxy floor coating services for homeowners. As epoxy floor experts, we receive a lot of questions related to epoxy garage floors from our customers. We want to educate you about garage floor coating with the answers to these questions we are frequently asked. Browse through these questions and answers and get in touch with us if you have any other questions we can answer.
Questions & Answers About Garage Floor Coating
Homeowners should be aware of all the options they have when it comes to their garages. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have, and we’ve prepared some of the most common ones for your perusing.
What is the difference between epoxy and paint?
Painting your garage floor and applying an epoxy garage floor coating are not the same thing. Epoxy contains an epoxy resin as well as a hardener. Both parts are mixed together before they are applied to your garage floor. Unlike paint, epoxy contains very little water and will not dry unless the hardener is included. When the two products cross-link, the epoxy gets its strength. Paint is thinner than epoxy.
How do you prep the garage floor for coating?
Our team will handle your entire garage floor coating process. We start with preparing your garage floor to be coated. This means grinding the concrete using a concrete grinder, similar to the process of sanding a piece of wood. After that, we patch and smooth holes and cracks. Your garage floor will be swept, scrubbed, or vacuumed to ensure it’s clean before we coat it.
How long does garage floor coating take?
Every garage floor coating project is unique, and the length of the job depends on how large your garage is, the condition of your existing concrete, and the epoxy system you choose. The process of preparing and coating your garage floor typically takes between two and four days.
When will I be able to use my garage again?
After your garage floor coating project is finished, you can usually walk on your garage floor the next day. Your garage floor will need about 24 to 48 hours to cure, so avoid bringing large items back into the garage for a day or two. Allow at least 2 hours before you park any vehicles in your garage.
How long will garage floor coating last?
Your garage floor coating should never peel, however, with time, the top coat can lose its sheen. Your garage floor coating should last at least 15 to 20 years.
What type of materials will you use for my coating?
We use the best garage floor coating materials in the industry. The most popular materials for garage floor systems include 100% solids epoxy and polyaspartic urethane/polyurea.
How should I clean my newly coated garage floor?
Your new coating garage floor will be easier to clean than bare concrete. The majority of your cleaning can be done using a soft-bristled broom. To remove motor oil, road salt, or similar substances that have dried on your coating, start by wetting the floor using a garden hose. You can also use a very mild mix of soap and water. Scrub the floor with a deck brush and squeegee the water into a floor drain or onto your driveway.
Schedule Garage Floor Coating Today
The team at Dixon Painting would be happy to answer any questions you have related to garage floor cost and more. If you could benefit from a new garage floor in the Atlanta area, an epoxy coating is perfect for you. Contact us today to get an estimate and schedule an appointment.