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How to coat your garage floor

How to coat your garage floor

Is your garage floor looking a little sad? Or if you’re looking to add a little style and colour to your garage, one of the best places to start is with the floor. If your garage floor is stained with oil, grease, and rust, you can easily give it new life with abe.®cote 337 tough epoxy paint.

abe.®cote 337  is a durable, hardwearing and fashionable coating, for domestic concrete surfaces such as floors, patios and garages including light industrial applications.

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GOOD TO KNOW:

Look for a paintable sealant if you plan to paint over it.

HERE’S HOW:

Preparation

  • The substrate must be firm, dry, and free from dust and grease. Recommend carborandum block and vacuum clean.
  • It is advisable to check bonding on unfamiliar surfaces. Older coatings must be sanded.
  • The substrate must be dry before application.
  • Concrete substrate must have a minimum tensile strength of 1.5 N/mm2. Concrete shall be free of all laitance and preferably should be lightly vacuum blast cleaned leaving a uniform texture.

GOOD TO KNOW:

All blemishes in the surface such as pop-outs, omegas, blowholes and honeycomb should be patched with epidermix 201. This should be left overnight to cure and shall then be rendered smooth.

Or use epidermix 318 or epidermix 372 for patch repairs. For a smooth final finish, the surface profile, peak to valley, should not exceed 25% of the coating thickness.

Bonding / Priming

  • Apply 10% diluted abe.®cote 337  as a prime coat

Mixing

  • To ensure good mixing, mechanical mixing equipment should be used (below 400 r.p.m) and avoid air incorporation (Jiffy type stirrer is ideal).

Application

  • After mixing, apply with a mohair roller.
  • Opened containers must be closed immediately to prevent evaporation and skin forming. It is advisable to use opened containers as quickly as is possible and completely.
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