How to Prep Your Garage Floors for a New Coating
Embracing the prospect of a new garage floor coating can be both thrilling and daunting. This change offers an opportunity to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your garage and increase its functionality and durability.
However, it takes careful preparation for a successful installation. As the trusted leader for garage floor coatings nearby, GarageExperts® of Boise is here to walk you through the process. With this guide, you'll know how to prep your garage floor – and how turning to our team of professionals will make it easier to get the results you want.
First Step: Clear Your Garage of Everything
Your garage floor will need to be cleared of all items before the installation process can begin. This is your opportunity to declutter and get rid of what you don't need! Consider it a spring cleaning of sorts. Think about the following when going through your items:
- If it can be moved into a different room of your home or business, give it a new home.
- If it isn't used anymore, consider donating or gifting it to a friend or family member.
- If it needs to be returned to your garage later, find temporary storage.
Everything, even large machinery and things like cars, tool benches, and installed racks, must be cleared out so the applicators can access every inch of the floor.
If you are uncomfortable moving something yourself, call in a friend or wait for our team – GarageExperts® of Boise will gladly help you move the items. We can even help you arrange temporary storage for the items while we work!
Second Step: Clean Your Garage Flooring
To ensure proper adhesion between the floor coating materials and your concrete, it's important to ensure the garage floor is spotless. Any dirt or debris will create an uneven surface and can have a lasting negative impact on the installation outcome.
To clean it yourself, use a shop vacuum to control debris and a pressure washer for surface cleaning. Make multiple passes, focusing on corners and crevices where dirt tends to hide.
Or leave it to the professionals. The team at GarageExperts® of Boise uses powerful industrial-grade cleaning techniques that are guaranteed to get your garage floor squeaky clean and ready for application.
Third Step: Inspect & Repair Your Concrete
Before applying any coating, it's crucial to thoroughly examine the current condition of your concrete floor, paying attention to minor imperfections. Small cracks and chips caused by shrinkage, drops, or general wear and tear, are normal and can be fixed to ensure the longevity of your new coating.
If your garage floor is significantly damaged, with large cracks or uneven surfaces, there may be better solutions than simply applying a new coating. If this is the case for you, consider something like a complete garage floor replacement instead.
At GarageExperts® of Boise, we will assess your floor’s condition and guide you through the optimal solution. We will gladly take care of cracks, joints, or surface imperfections with our Garage FX® repair products, ensuring your new garage floor coating looks good and stands the test of time!
Why Hire the Professionals at GarageExperts® of Boise?
Choosing GarageExperts® of Boise is more than just selecting a service – it's investing in professionalism, efficiency, and unsurpassed quality. Our dedicated team brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to exceptional results through a trusted preparation and application process.
If you're still wondering why you should opt for our garage floor coating services in Boise, here are just a few of the benefits:
- Our garage floor coatings come in over 140 colors to achieve any style for your home or business.
- Our Garage FX® epoxy and polyaspartic flooring provides industrial-strength protection against scuffs, scratches, UV damage, staining, and more.
- Our floor coating process uses advanced fusing technology to ensure adhesion that’s three times stronger concrete than other epoxy garage floor coatings.
- Our floor coating services can be combined with any of our garage organization and storage systems to create a complete and functional space.
- Our team's services and products are backed by a lifetime warranty to protect your investment and peace of mind.
Get a Free Estimate for Your Next Garage Upgrade in Boise
Choose GarageExperts® of Boise for your next garage remodel or upgrade. Whether your project involves uplifting your residential garage, reinventing your commercial showroom, or modernizing your industrial property, our superior products and services guarantee an attractive, long-lasting, and easy-to-maintain solution! It all begins with our thorough preparation of your space – and a free estimate, of course!There's no better time to enhance your garage with a professional garage floor coating in Boise – contact us today for a free estimate!