SURFACE CONDITION
For ideal results, the garage floor must be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or "power troweled concrete" (often found on garage floors) lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete is recommended to ensure good penetration and "grab" of the coating. Etching will also remove efflorescence from the surface.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris and other contaminants is key for ensuring long term beauty and performance. For easiest and best results cleaning with a pressure washer is highly recommended.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation page is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
Garage Floor Preparation
HardCoat® Garage Application

 

 

The HardCoat Epoxy Garage Floor Kit is an easy-to-apply, durable epoxy floor system that stands up to hot tires, water, salt and chemicals. With your garage floor prepared as directed proceed with the following application steps.

STEP ONE: Mix parts "A" and "B" as directed on the product container and allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes before application onto your floor. Cut in along edges with a 4" paint brush and then roll on a uniform coat of HardCoat Garage Epoxy in 4 x 4 ft. sections using a 3/8" nap roller. If the concrete is textured or pitted in areas, use a 1/2" roller instead to ensure uniform coating of the entire surface.

STEP TWO: As each 4 x 4 ft. area is covered, immediately sprinkle the enclosed decorative colored flakes uniformly onto your wet epoxy floor surface. The flakes will bond permanently into the epoxy and also add some slip resistance to the final finish. Immediately continue application of epoxy to the remainder of the floor in this manner until complete. For a detailed instruction video demonstrating the full process see the HardCoat Garage Epoxy page.(NOTE: use of colored flakes is optional. The floor can be left as a solid color, without colored flakes, if desired.)

To achieve a garage floor surface with ultimate durability, protection and great looks, apply a top coat of HardCoat Epoxy Clear Coat the following day, about 16 hours after the garage epoxy application.

Visit the
HardCoat Garage Epoxy® product page for additional details. To learn more about the benefits of the applying a clear epoxy top coat, Beauti-Tone® Epoxy Clear Coat page.

READ AND FOLLOW ALL ENCLOSED DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS THAT COME WITH THE PRODUCT PRIOR TO BEGINING YOUR PROJECT.

If you have any questions — before or during your project — be sure to contact us at info@techstone.ca or call 1-877-279-0694. We are here to help you achieve great results!