RESTORE-GARAGE EPOXY SURFACE PREPARATION

STEP 1 – Clean Surface

  1. Remove all items from the garage floor.
  2. Use a household broom to thoroughly sweep the entire garage floor. All dirt particles and debris should be swept off the floor.

NOTE: Removed items will not be able to return to the garage until 24 hours following the application.

Previously coated surfaces: Restore-A-Garage Prep Solution will not work on previously sealed, painted, or coated surfaces. If your garage has been previously sealed, painted, or coated, the use of a diamond grinder or shot blaster is recommended to remove those coatings and rough up the surface.

Oil or Grease Stained Floors: If your concrete oil/grease on the floor, Restore-A-Garage Cleaner/Degreaser in many cases will work to bring the oil/grease to the surface.  Degrease the area a few times and then follow the etching directions.

STEP -2 Etch Surface

Etch the Surface with Restore-A-Garage Etch Prep

NOTE: Proper surface preparation is very important because it ensures that the epoxy chemically bonds to the surface. If the surface is smooth, the epoxy does not perform effectively

  1. All dirt, oil, loose concrete, and foreign contaminants must be removed to assure a trouble-free bond to the substrate. No priming is necessary
  2. In a bucket, mix 1 part Restore-A-Garage Etch Prep Solution to 4 parts water. Mix the solution completely.
  3. Use a mop to spread the solution. Scrub from the far back corner of the garage to the garage entry. Be certain to use the solution liberally on crevices or cracks.
  4. Spray down the garage floor using only water from the hose. Work from the far back corner to the garage entry, having the water wash out of the garage through the garage entry. Be certain that all the Restore-A-Garage Prep Solution is completely washed away. Blanched foam may develop as the water from the hose washes the solution away and out of the garage.
  5. Let surface fully dry for 24 hours before proceeding with the application of Restore-A-Garage Epoxy Coatings.

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    Kraig S · 06/22/2020
    I am looking to repair some spots on my previously done epoxy floor. there are some parts that have chipped off (outside of the garage door). I also have 1 spot that bubbled up (about a silver dollar size) that needs repair. Can I use this product or do I have to redo the whole floor?
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    Bruce Fulton · 06/20/2020
    Our shop floor is about a year old, but has developed cracks that are fairly long. Is there anything I should do to prep these cracks before applying epoxy?