Success Tips for Working with Metallic Epoxy
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If you are looking for a way to make your flooring stand out, you might want to consider a metallic epoxy floor coating. Not only are metallic epoxy coatings unique and eye-catching, but they can add durability to your flooring as well.
Tips for Using Metallic Epoxy
Metallic epoxy coatings can be applied over existing surfaces as long as you prepare the surface properly. Surface preparation starts with cleaning the entire surface as well as patching and repairing any cracks and chips. In some cases, it may also be necessary to grind the surface to correct uneven areas or to remove stubborn stains and residues. Once the surface has been prepared, you can go through the steps to apply the epoxy coating.
First, you’ll need to prime the surface using either a solvent- or a water-based epoxy primer. Next, you will apply the metallic colored base coat over the entire surface – this will serve as the background for your coating. Once the base coat has been applied, you then mix the powdered SS Metallic pigment into your epoxy coating mix and apply it as desired to create a unique metallic pattern. After you’ve finished the metallic epoxy application, all that is left is to protect the surface with a clear topcoat. This topcoat will help to seal in the color and pattern while also increasing durability and abrasion-resistance. It will also help to give your new metallic epoxy flooring a lovely shine.
If you are thinking about using epoxy to update or upgrade your flooring, you can trust Moon Decorative to have all of the products you need. Whether you are a concrete contractor or you are planning to do the work yourself, make Moon Decorative your first stop – just call today or visit our website.
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