Garage Flooring

Sealing a garage floor

The flooring of your garage is exposed to extreme corrosion and wear and tear due to road salt, oils and other car fluids.
Sealing your garage flooring reduces dust and makes cleaning and sweeping easier. A clear acrylic concrete sealer protects the concrete from damage and discolorations. Alsothe same sealants can be utilized on concrete walks and driveways or as a primer under acrylic or polyurethane floor paints. You ought to take care when and where you apply a sealer due to the fact that they can not be used over paint or other finishes.

In order to do the sealing yourself you need several materials and tools: protective clothing, neoprene rubbergloves, safety glasses, a stiff brush and a container, a paintbrush, acartridge-style respirator with organic-vapor and small-particle filters, paint roller with extension tray and manage, medium nap roller cover, a concrete degreaser and of course some concrete sealer. Usually 1/2 gallon of sealant isused for approximately 100 square feet.

Before sealing you have to clean up the flooring since it has tobe totally free of grease, oil and dirt. Many concrete sealants contain hazardous chemicals that might be damaging to skin and thevapors and eyes are not safe to breathe but the large bulk areacrylic. During the process of sealing the flooring you need to continuously ventilate the garage by opening all doors and windows and also using a fan would be an excellent concept.

After cleaning and drying the concrete, the sealer has actually to be applied. By utilizing the medium-nap paint roller with extension manage is the most convenient method to apply the sealer. For a driveway the treatment is essentially the same however it would be quicker to use a garden sprayer to apply the sealer to a big driveway.

Also the very same sealants can be utilized on concrete strolls and driveways or as a guide under acrylic or polyurethane floor paints. You should take care when and where you apply a sealer because they can not be used over paint or other coverings.

Many concrete sealers contain hazardous chemicals that may be hazardous to skin and eyes and the vapors are not safe to breathe however the large majority areacrylic. By utilizing the medium-nap paint roller with extension manage is the simplest way to use the sealer.