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If you’re considering a garage floor epoxy coating kit for your garage, basement, patio, or any other surface, it’s essential to understand the importance of proper surface preparation. While the coating process is important, the foundation for a successful project is laid during preparation.

Recommendation for Do It Yourself garage floor coatings epoxy kit:

If you’re willing to take on the challenge, you can use an inclusive kit from Lowes, like Armorepoxy 600 Kit. Expect a 3–7-day challenge and a steep learning curve. BUT WE DO NOT RECOMMEND!

ISSUE #1: if you do not prep the surface correctly, the basecoat will not adhere correctly and fail within 2 years.

ISSUE #2: If you use epoxy, it will continue to harden over its lifetime, causing it to become brittle, chip, & peel within 2 years.

ISSUE #3: Cure times can be 2 to 4 times longer with epoxy compared to professional-grade polyurea. Your 3-day project just turned into 3 weeks.

So, you could spend $700 – $1,000 to do it yourself – or hire a professional like Patriot Coatings that uses a polyurea base that is 4x stronger and 15x more flexible than epoxy with a 15-year warranty!

Are you ready to take on the challenge of a DIY garage floor epoxy kit?

At Patriot Coatings, we take surface preparation very seriously. We begin by thoroughly cleaning the concrete to remove any dirt, dust, or debris that could affect the adhesion of the coating. We also repair any cracks or damage to the concrete to ensure a smooth, even surface.

We use an 800 lb. propane diamond grinder to open up the substrate’s pores to create a strong, deep bond to the base coat without the use of dangerous, harsh chemicals. This helps to strengthen and harden the concrete, improving the overall durability and lifespan of the coating.

IGNORING The Importance of Proper Surface Preparation:

Ignoring the importance of surface preparation can lead to issues like peeling, cracking, and bubbling of the coating. It’s worth the extra time and effort to prepare the surface before the coating is applied.

Don’t skimp on surface preparation if considering a concrete coating project. Choose a professional company like Patriot Coatings, which takes the time to prepare the surface for the best possible outcome properly. Contact us today to learn more about our process and to get started on your project.