Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor

Garage floor resurfacing is a great way to give your garage an instant facelift without spending a fortune on a total replacement.

It’s also a good temporary home improvement solution if you’ve been looking to update your garage flooring material or are planning to sell your home in the near future.

Keep reading to learn more about how to fix a pitted epoxy garage floor with garage floor resurfacing.

What Is Concrete Resurfacing?

Concrete resurfacing is a process that can turn your old, pitted garage floor or other concrete surfaces into a durable, beautiful surface.

Concrete resurfacing uses a special epoxy product to strengthen and protect your concrete. It can also make old, cracked concrete look new again. The coating flooring experts use to resurface concrete can be anything from epoxy to a concrete sealer to paint, depending on what you’re looking for and what type of concrete you’re dealing with.

Concrete resurfacing is often applicable to driveways and garages, but it can work on any concrete slab.

There are many benefits to concrete garage floor resurfacing. First, it can save you time and money in the long run. This might be the best option if you’re looking to replace your entire garage floor.

Second, it’s environmentally friendly because it eliminates the need to rip out old concrete and dispose of it responsibly—all that goes away with resurfacing!

Finally, many different types of epoxy coatings are available on the market today, so there’s sure to be one that fits your style perfectly!

Steps to Resurfacing Garage Floors

1. Clean the Garage Floor Thoroughly

Before you can begin resurfacing your garage floor, it’s crucial to clean the surface thoroughly. If you’re working with a concrete garage floor, use a pressure washer with a low-pressure setting to remove dirt and grime.

2. Check for Cracks and Pits in the Concrete

Remove loose, cracked, or broken concrete and fill any holes with a fine-grain aggregate like sand and a concrete patching compound to make the concrete surface smooth again. This will help keep the epoxy overlay from seeping into these areas and creating problems later.

3. Prep the Garage Floor for Resurfacing

Before beginning your garage floor resurfacing, ensure the concrete is dry and clean. If there are any stains, you’ll want to remove them before you continue.

Use chemical strippers for this step. You can also use a wire brush to remove loose concrete from the floor’s surface.

Also, make sure that there are no bond-breaking materials on the surface of your concrete garage floor before you start applying any coating to it. This includes oil, wax, sealers, or other coatings that may prevent the adhesion of new coatings to bare concrete surfaces.

4. Apply the Floor Finish

After you’ve prepared your garage floor, it’s time to apply the finish. Wear a mask and gloves when you do this step to avoid breathing in fumes. It’s a good idea to use a fan to help circulate the air.

Spread an even layer of epoxy or modified polymer cement over your concrete using a roller or brush. Ensure you cover all areas at least two times so that the coating will be set up properly.

5. Review the Job

After applying the resurfacing material, check the concrete surface of your garage floor. If you see any areas that aren’t covered, add more material and allow it to dry.

When the resurfacing material is dry, sweep the floor to remove any loose particles and then sweep again with a broom or dust mop.

Contact the Experts for Quality Garage Floor Resurfacing in the Northern Wisconsin Tri-State Area

Is your garage floor looking a bit worn out? If so, it may be time to consider garage floor resurfacing with Armor Coating Company.

We offer polyurea and polyaspartic epoxy flake garage floor coatings with a 15-year warranty. Our team will assess the damage to your garage floor, and then we’ll take care of everything from there.

We’ll remove all the old material from your garage floor, including any concrete and paint that is peeling or cracked, and we’ll replace it with a new layer of epoxy that will hold up for years. Once we’ve finished installing the new epoxy, you’ll have a beautiful new surface that will look great every time you pull into your garage.

We offer all our customers free garage floor resurfacing estimates and are happy to answer any questions you have about our services and products. Call (715) 934-9037 today for a free consultation.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Long Will The Concrete Coating Last?

We use the highest quality materials in our polyaspartic floor coatings and we’ve perfected our application process to make the concrete coating permanent.  Once completely cured and adhered, the concrete coating is meant to last as long as the substrate it’s adhered to.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Over Epoxy Floor Coatings?

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings dry more quickly than Epoxy Floor Coatings, and the finish is also more durable.  Our floor concrete coating finishes are also more slip-resistant and will not discolor like some Epoxy Floor Coatings.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

Our flooring cures within a few hours, however our team of professionals recommends waiting at least 4-6 hours before walking on your brand new concrete coated flooring. After 12 hours, you can begin moving lightweight objects onto the flooring, like light patio furniture.  We recommend waiting a full 24 hours before moving anything heavy back into the area where we’ve applied the coating (your car, heavy equipment or furniture etc.).

Will My New Concrete Floor Coating Turn Yellow?

It sure won’t! Our concrete floor coverings will not yellow or discolor, because they are UV stable. This  one of the many benefits of using Polyurea or Polyaspartic floor coatings.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

How Long Does It Take You To Apply Concrete Floor Coatings?

We’ve perfected our 6-step application process, so most typical projects take between 5-10 hours depending on the square footage.  We pride ourselves in a one-day application, and will do everything possible to stay within that time frame.  Rainy weather can delay the project, but it is rare.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming, and hoses.  We offer maintenance services should your concrete flooring ever need cleaning, however you can also use non-abrasive cleaners, like CLR, to remove grease or other stains. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Armor coatings are oil resistant as well as moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyaspartic Coatings?

Bayer Material Science first developed Polyaspartic coatings in the 1990’s to protect steel bridges and infrastructure from rusting and corrosion. It has since been modified for different applications, once being durable concrete flooring coatings.

What Are Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings?

Polyaspartic Concrete coating is another name for Aliphatic Polyurea, which is a hybrid material consisting of ester and other materials. It was originally developed to coat metal bridges.  It was later used to coat concrete flooring due to its durability and moisture resistance. Polyurea is also used to coat truck bed liners.

Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used Outside?

They sure can!  We offer wonderful solutions for driveways, patios, and even the area around the pool.  Our coatings are all UV stable, which will help prevent discoloration or flaking.

What Types Of Environments Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used?

Polyaspartic flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Polyaspartic Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, basecoating, applying chips, scraping the chips, and applying the clear UV protective clear coat. 

Can I Apply Polyaspartic Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are safe to apply in temperatures as cold as -40 degrees.

How Long Do Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Take To Dry?

Our Polyaspartic Floor Coatings are engineered to rapidly cure, and can be dry in a matter of a few hours!  However, we recommend waiting at least 5-6 hours before walking on newly applied coating and 24 hours before moving heavy objects back onto the flooring.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

Installing Polyaspartic Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! Our team at Armor Coatings is certified in Polyaspartic Floor Coating installation and have many years of experience.

Is It Possible To Cover Existing Epoxy Floor Coating With Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

It is!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are specially formulated for their incredible adhesion properties.  If you have existing patches of epoxy coating, our team can sand it down, vacuum, and wipe down the area with a solvent.  Once prepped, we will apply your new, superior, Polyaspartic Floor Coating