If you have a surface that needs a pick-me-up, epoxy is a great choice! You can use epoxy to refinish many surfaces, including concrete and wood. Epoxy can take a surface that looks old and worn and make it look new again. It also has the benefit of giving the surface added protection from wear and tear. Let’s look at how to use epoxy for refinishing surfaces.
How to Use Epoxy for Refinishing
There are many options when it comes to using epoxy to refinish a surface. For concrete flooring, driveways, and sidewalks, you can use roll-on epoxy. Concrete must be at least 60 days old and not have been sealed to use epoxy on it.
To begin with, you must fill in any divots, cracks, or joints in the concrete surface. Once this is done, you must clean the entire surface of the floor. You will need a bristle broom and a cleaning solution. To help make cleaning a little easier, you can rent or buy an industrial floor machine. You must then let the flooring dry. Once it is dry, you will need to roll on the epoxy in 10X10 sections. If you are using color flakes, you will need to broadcast them after rolling. A clear coat is the last part of the process.
To finish wood with epoxy, it can be done in several different ways. For instance, if you are working on a bar top you may choose to do an epoxy resin pour over the wood. Before doing this, you need to be sure the wood is clean. You can also use a roll-on epoxy, just like with the concrete.
Keep in mind that once epoxy is mixed, there is only a short period of time to work with it. Be sure to have your plan in place and everything ready before mixing to ensure you finish before the epoxy hardens.
Where to Use Epoxy for Refinishing
Epoxy can be used to refinish and breath life back into almost anything. There are a lot of options when it comes to using epoxy for refinishing a surface. You can use epoxy to bring a driveway or sidewalk back to looking new or to coat a garage. Epoxy can even be used on interior flooring, including concrete or wood flooring. Epoxy can be used to refinish exterior walls, picnic tables, wood furniture, bar tops, and more.
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Why Choose Epoxy over Polyurethane for Refinishing
Epoxy is great for refinishing, because it gives you so many more options that polyurethane. Epoxy comes in several different colors, which is great for enhancing the look of flooring or walls. It also is long lasting and has many options for additives that enhance its appeal, such as making it non-slip.