Sealing A Garage Floor
Thanks for visiting another challenge facing the home flipper – a garage floor from hell.
This floor has deteriorated from road salt, oils along with other auto fluids, as well as other chemicals which have been dropped, spilled and leaked through the years. A useful task for the switch would be to refinish and seal the garage floor.
Similar to the bathroom or kitchen floor is essential to Ms. Buyer, the garage floor is essential to Mr. Buyer. Ideally it will likely be neat and sealed against dangerous chemicals. A obvious acrylic concrete sealer protects the concrete from damage and stains. Even the same sealers may be used on concrete walks and driveways or like a primer under acrylic or memory floor paints. An essential note here’s that concrete sealers can’t be applied over paint or any other coatings.
Many concrete sealers contain hazardous chemicals which may be dangerous to skin and eyes and also the vapors aren’t safe to breathe but the great majority are acrylic. The easiest method to avoid damages for your skin, eyes and lung area would be to put on the protective gear.
Before beginning make certain you will find the right gear. A great listing of protective gear would come with: .some neoprene rubber mitts .protective clothing .goggles .a stiff brush along with a bucket .a large durable paintbrush .a cartridge-style respirator with organic-vapor and small-particle filters .paint roller with extension handle and tray .medium nap roller
Chemicals you will need are: .concrete degreaser .concrete sealer (approximately 1/2 gallon of sealer for 100 square ft)
Dry and clean the concrete completely before you apply the sealer. The ground should be free from dirt, grease and oil before you start. This is accomplished while using stiff scrub brush to use the cleanser and concrete degreaser. The simplest way to use the sealer is by using the medium nap paint roller with an extension handle. Test the sealer within an area that’s taken care of before you apply it. An uneven floor might lead to light and darks spots which might not be acceptable. Come from the garage beginning within the rear corner. Allow it to stay on the ground not less than 15-twenty minutes, longer for additional soiled or persistent areas. Rinse with water that is clean. Repeat process should there be still noticeable stains.