Epoxy garage floor - diy??


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I am moving into a new home with only screeting on garage floor. I would like to finish it off with an epoxy layer(s). The paint supplier says it is easy to do, first coat very thin, second after leaving to dry can be slightly thicker. I know floor must be cleaned properly before the time. Any other tips before you start? Acid cleaning to prepare the floor? If so what acid?

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Yes I agree the paint sticks well as long as the floor is dust and grease-free so some elbow grease and a basic floor cleaner with be sufficient. Yes, it is easy to apply - use a roller and go for more thin coats rather than trying to cheat with less thick coats. Paint the whole floor in one go as this lasts longer than doing a section, leaving it to dry and then doing a bit more. The paint can be very smelly so ensure you have decent ventilation and wear a proper mask.
 
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I am moving into a new home with only screeting on garage floor. I would like to finish it off with an epoxy layer(s). The paint supplier says it is easy to do, first coat very thin, second after leaving to dry can be slightly thicker. I know floor must be cleaned properly before the time. Any other tips before you start? Acid cleaning to prepare the floor? If so what acid?

Help will be appreciated.
I did the floor of an out room a few months ago with floor paint. Quite easy to use and very simple.

I never used acid, I just pressure washed the floor as there was no oil or grease stains and was rough enough just to apply the paint.

Just follow the exact instructions on the tin, if you feel you need to use acid have a look here it will explain everything

https://youtube.com/watch?v=DZTB49SJ6qY

the paint is also good for metal and really helps prevent corrosion specially on metal gates or railings. You can always read information in different websites. Good luck, it's simple and easy.
 
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I painted the garage floor with garage floor paint and it is good in areas where I don't park the car.
However the heat from the tyres tends to lift the paint. So I have 4 bare patches.
I am not doing it again.
 

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