One of the easiest ways to add value to your house and to beautify your garage is to add a garage floor epoxy covering. With a little hard work, you can do this yourself and sometimes save over $1,000.00USD. If you have basic handy man skills and the willingness to follow the steps correctly then I would recommend looking in to this. A covered epoxy garage floor can hide oil stains and other automobile related stains and also can fill in cracks.
Not all concrete floors will keep a coating of epoxy garage floor paint. A concrete floor must be prepared properly and it is not an easy job. One way to test whether your floor is suitable for this job is to tape a plastic bag to the floor for approximately twenty-four hours. If moisture appears under the plastic then you cannot coat the floor with epoxy.
Before you actually use the adhesive, do a trial run and lay out your tile just as though you were actually doing the floor. This will take some time, but the visual will help to assure you make adjustments in the proper areas without affecting the overall look of your tile floor.
When choosing a garage floor paint/Resin for Wood go with the epoxy choice. I have never seen a paint for a garage floor that stands up well to hot tire pick up, no matter what the paint store sales person says. Hot tire pick up is simply when you pull into your garage after being out driving and your tires are hot enough that an inferior product on your garage floor will actually pull off the floor and stick to your tires. Talk about a mess. Look for a two part epoxy kit with color flecks and non-slip additive available in the kit. Your typical kit will include a small can of activator, a large gallon can of the base of the epoxy, colored flecks to add for aesthetic appearance, and non-slip additive. Simply follow the directions on the box to apply the paint.
Frame is the backbone of the wooden boat. Hence, any damages or problems in the frame should be fixed as soon as possible. Hard spots or bulges in the planking, sagging sign and open seams around the turn of the bilges are some of the major signs of damages. These signs appear on the outside of the hull. Sometimes, the damages may not be obvious, so it is important to check the inside of the hull for any hard spots. If you have repaired in any areas, you need to inspect them more carefully. Cracks and small holes are hard to see in poor lighting, so it is essential to make sure before inspecting whether sufficient lighting is there.
As for materials, stitch and glue boats usually use fiberglass, wood and epoxy. Fiberglass is used to sheath the outside portion of the boat. While the boat itself is usually made of wood epoxy. You just need to choose what type of wood to use. For this reason, you’re most likely to use epoxy to glue the parts together as epoxy works best with wood.
The first thing you need to do is clean the area that needs to be prepared. You’ll want to get rid of dirt, but there will also likely be some sort of grease or oil, even if you don’t work on your car in your garage. Cars are funny like that, even brand new ones. If nothing else, tires track some pretty nasty stuff on to your garage floor coating. Luckily, since epoxy paint is designed to resist damage from chemicals, it’s also pretty good at taking a thorough cleaning. Although there are cleaners that are specifically designed for epoxy, dish soap works just as well, and is much easier on your hands. Don’t just clean the damage, either. Be sure to clean a wide area around the damaged spot as well.
Make sure you are using the right safety precautions including wearing a protective mask, safety glasses, close weave working clothes and using disposable plastic gloves. During the sanding and drilling process there will be a great deal of dust flying around hence a particle mask will be vital. In addition the gloves will make certain that your hands will not come in direct contact with the epoxy, which while not a lethal material is best not touched with bare fingers. Of course the glasses will prevent any unforeseeable injury to the eyes.