DIY GUIDE

Epoxy Flake Floor Coating (2 PAC)

 If you are planing to install a flake epoxy floor coating in your garage and thinking about doing it yourself, please have a look at our easy to follow Step by Step DIY Guide. In the following example we are going to show you how to install epoxy floor coating on a concrete garage floor.

We are going to use DULUX Luxafloor ECO2 Water Borne EPOXY Floor Coating. This is one of the best product on the market today. Luxafloor ECO2 is a low build, water borne, two pack epoxy floor coating that provides a hardwearing surface. It is ideal for use in areas subject to foot and rubber-tyred vehicle traffic. It is also available in clear coat. Can be applied as a slip resistant finish to provide maximum safety by using a suitable aggregate. Simply use DULUX Luxafloor Aggregate Slip Resistant Additive to create a non-slip surface.

Epoxy Floor Coating (Flake):
  Step 1:

Clean the surface of the garage floor. Simply use a broom and try to remove any items, small rocks and dust from its surface.

  Step 2:

Mask the walls to avoid any damages. Use plastic sheets and masking tape and try to cover as much as you can.

  Step 3:

For New or Bare Concrete you need to acid wash the floor. Mix the product with water and start washing the surface. Always start in one corner and work your way out slowly. Once you have done that it is time to wash it off. Use the garden hose and start the washing in the same corner as before. When you are finished, let the concrete dry. For more information, please read the instructions indicated on the actual product.

  Step 4:

Clean the surface of the garage floor by using a vacuum cleaner. Once you have done that, get some masking tape and stick it onto the floor. Peel it off. It is an easy way to check the surface if it needs more cleaning or not. If you still see dust on the tape, vacuum it again. It is a very important step so try not to save time by doing it!

  Step 5:

Fix any big cracks, damages on the surface of the concrete using Luxepoxy Filler.

  Step 6:

Once all the preparation work is done, it is time to apply the epoxy floor coating. Read the instructions carefully before you start. Also check the colour before mixing the product. Before you start make sure that the area is well ventilated! If you are ready, mix the two compounds. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Now start applying with a brush. Always start in one corner and work your way out.

Apply the product with brush and roller. Please keep in mind that you have to work in small sections. No more then 10sqm at a time. Work your way out and finish the entire area. Wait until the first coat is completely dry. (Usually 24 hours). You need to apply two separate coats of the base coat if you would like to do a quality job. You need to apply the flakes as well this time. Use the same method as before and apply the second coat. Once you have done a small section, apply the flakes on the top. Simply throw the flakes gently onto the painted surface. Once the whole area is painted and flaked, let it dry for 12-24 hours.

  Step 7:

On the following day clean the area. Simply use a broom. If you used smaller flakes, vacuum the area and go to "Step 8". If you used bigger flakes you need to remove the sharp edges from the surface. It can be done by using a floor sander machine. It will cut off any sharp edges and will create a smooth finish. Once you are happy with the result, vacuum the area and go to "Step 8".

  Step 8:

Now you have a flaked surface which is dust free. 2-3 clear coat will go on the top of the flakes. Number of coat will depend on the size of the flakes and how smooth your surface is. You need to apply the first clear coat. Use the same method explained in "Step 6", start in one corner and work your way out. Once you have done that, let it dry for at least 4 hours before stepping on the newly painted surface. It can be recoated in 4-12 hours (Depending on the weather conditions).

  Step 9:

Apply the second clear coat. Use the same method explained in "Step 8", start in one corner and work your way out. Once you have done that, let it dry for at least 4 hours before stepping on the newly painted surface. It can be recoated in 4-12 hours (Depending on the weather conditions). Check the surface. If you are happy with the floor then you did it. If you are not happy with 2 clear coats, simply apply a third clear coat on the surface using the same method. You need to wait at least 48-72 hours before parking any vehicle on the floor.

Designer Flake - Colour Range

Designer Flake - Colour Chart

DULUX Luxafloor ECO2 - Product Data Sheet

DULUX Luxafloor Aggregate - Product Data Sheet

  Useful Links:

Where to buy and how to choose the Right Products?

EPOXY Installation (One colour) - (2 PAC)

Garage Floor Painting

Driveway Cleaning

Deck Restoration

Dulux Colour Chart

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