Some of the best looking floors can be done using the many various epoxy coatings whether it is a garage floor for a homeowner or a large warehouse facility requiring a heavy demand of it’s floors. Whenever we look at floors we are in search of a few key things that will let us know what products and preparation will be needed.
- Will there be chemicals in direct contact with the floor?
- Will there be heavy machine traffic from forklifts or frequent spills such as gas, oil?
- What does the customer expect the floor to look like when done? Is it a showpiece?
- What does the customer expect the final product to achieve
Once that is established we can determine what level of prep is going to be needed on the floor. Where some jobs go wrong is usually at this moment. Most do not want to spend the cost to fully prepare a floor to accept and bond to the new coating.
Has a moisture test been done on the floor to determine the proper level of moisture beneath or in the surface? This can cause a failure with any coating and moisture is generally the number one cause of peeling paint.
Is there a sealer on the floor or other coating? Have you dropped some water in various locations to see if it absorbs into the floor?
If you spill a bit of water on a floor and it puddles you need to remove some of that coating generally
Have you investigated the correct product for your needs? There are a ton of different products out there and all have specific needs. I would strongly suggest speaking with a knowledgeable person who has done floors before applying any coatings as once it is down and if you have any issues you will need to then remove that coating.
Use a good quality epoxy coating your comfortable using if your going to do it yourself, many have very specific mixing needs and only last in the bucket a short time. Some require two people working together at a very fast pace
At Ryan Amato Painting we try to train our workers as much as possible while learning about all the new products, applications and correct prep work needed
If you are looking for an experienced Northampton & Lehigh County painter then please call (484) 821-7112 or complete our online request form.
Ryan Amato - Amato Painting and Power Washing
Ryan Amato is a man driven by his values, first and foremost. As manager of Amato Painting, Ryan’s leadership is one of trust and commitment. His relationships with his team are as important as those with his clients. His motivation to provide professional service is driven by a dependable workmanship that secures their reputation of being the best at what they do. No matter the size of the project, Ryan is adept at meeting deadlines and budgets.
As an award winner for his outstanding painting work, Ryan’s projects have been featured in the Sherwin Williams Quarterly Industry Magazine. You can find his contributions to the painting community across numerous blog sites and on his YouTube channel. With a true passion for his craft, Ryan is driven by so much more than the bottom line. He lives in Easton, Pa with his fiancé Michelle, his two teenagers, Preston and Ryenn and his dog Duncan who stars on the company logo!