Common Questions About Interior Painting Projects

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One thing is for sure, we know you have a lot of questions. We get asked A LOT of questions! And why wouldn’t you ask? This is an important investment for you and you should know what you’re buying! There shouldn’t be anything to hide or any hidden surprises! So we thought it would be a good idea to help you get the answers you’re probably asking anyways.

A nonslip coating is applied to the surface to help prevent slips and falls. However, just like any surface (like concrete steps), they are slip-resistant but certain environmental elements may cause ANY surface to become super slippery, like ice or snowy boots, or an oil spill, for example. We only ask that you exercise the same amount of caution with this floor as you would for any floor.

Much like any dangerous chemical you should always use the recommended amount for cleaning surfaces. Applying bleach or any chemical to any surface is never a good idea, but more for personal safety reasons. In terms of the condition of the floor, yes the floor is chemical resistant, even to bleach.

Any household cleaning agent will be sufficient to clean this floor.One of themain reasons why people choose this option to cover their concrete floors,other than looking sweet!, is that it’s super easy to clean and maintain.Nomore puddles of oils and stains seaping into your floor like your concrete did.

Oil spills are safe and easy to clean! No issues at all whatsoever.

Due to our environment, with there being a lot of water that comes up from the ground and penetrates your concrete driveway from underneath, it’s not possible or recommended to do this. To top that off with vehicle traffic, you will not have a pleasant-looking driveway for long. If any concrete coating has recommended this to you, DON’T DO IT. You will not be satisfied by the result. Polyaspartic also doesn’t stick to concrete surfaces that have certain types of sealers.

No! In fact, there are a lot of people who prefer to have their concrete covered in their backyard, like hot tub pads, the deck that surrounds the pool, patio decks, even balconies, and stairs! Our protective coatings are 100% UV resistant. They will not be damaged or fade by the sun like Epoxy will.

This is a very common question that we get asked a lot. The straight answer is NO, and for a couple of reasons – 1.That happens to Epoxy coatings on really hot days where vehicles have been driving around on the hot pavement all day, then the homeowner comes home, parks the car in the garage, and the tires meld into the epoxy. The next day, they leave and it rips up the top layer.2. Our coating system is not made out of Epoxy, it’s made out of Polyaspartic. The two are quite different from each other. Polyaspartic is resistant to high heat and temperatures, even a heat wave!

Nothing. The main advantage of this type of concrete coating system is its resistance to impact. Polyaspartic material is also very bendable and able to adapt to the movement and settling of concrete. Unlike Epoxy where it cures hard as stone.

You are covered for any defects caused either from the making of the product or the installation of the floor for 15 years. Your investment with us is protected.

#1 question we get is this one. We have got you covered, literally. We will supply you with a storage unit that can be locked and secured while we work on your project. This is typically used when getting your garage floor done. Once we are done and the floor is ready, usually that day or the next, you can put your stuff back and we will arrange to have the unit picked up and out of your way!

Using a moisture vapor barrier primer first is essential when there are moisture concerns with any concrete slab.  Quantitative testing with calcium chloride or RH probes is necessary to determine the PSI or RH %.  1 coat of Citadel’s Ultra Hydro Stop Vapor Barrier Primer applied @ minimum thickness of 16 mils (100 sq ft per gal.) will reduce vapor emission rate up to 25 psi and RH of 99%.  When quantitative testing is not practical and there are moisture concerns with a slab, a vapor barrier primer offers insurance for potential failures on any floor project.

Yes, as getting down to bare concrete is a best practice, because we need to open up the pores of the concrete in order for maximum penetration of the base coat

  1. Inadequate preparation.
  2. Unaddressed moisture issues.
  3. Applications outside of the environmental tolerances of the coating system (i.e. temperatures, humidity & dew point).
  4. Errors with mix ratios or inadequate mixing of components separately & together.
  5. Applying coatings too thin or heavier than recommended.

Epoxy flooring is a smooth and seamless surface that is ideal for covering concrete. Because it’s a non-porous surface, it doesn’t stain, and it is extremely resistant to damage and very easy to clean with just mild soap and water. It’s also ideal for rooms or areas that are going to have high traffic, and won’t degrade over time like concrete can. Finally, it doesn’t crack so you don’t have to deal with that unsightly issue like you would with bare or treated concrete flooring.

Epoxy flooring is a combination of hardeners and resins that, when mixed together, create a chemical reaction causing it to harden into a rigid material with very strong bonds. That makes it durable and resistant to some of the most common issues you see with concrete, such as cracks, water damage, stains, and more.

There is no right or wrong place to add epoxy flooring, but some of the most common include:

  • Garages
  • Restaurant kitchens
  • Airports
  • Gymnasiums or sports facilities
  • Storage facilities
  • Warehouses

There are also more decorative epoxy floor coatings that are popular in:

  • Locker rooms
  • Laundromats or other businesses
  • Showrooms
  • Medical facilities and clinics
  • Kitchens
  • Office buildings

The exact installation time will vary based on the size of the area where you are getting epoxy floor coating, but in general it takes anywhere from two to three days for an average-size garage. It’s important to note that nobody can come in contact with the flooring (walking, driving, etc.) while it hardens for at least 24 to 48 hours, so make sure you’re prepared to seal off the area completely.

This depends on the extent of the damage. If it’s just some stains and minor cracks, we can repair those quickly before installing the floor, but if there are significant cracks or water damage, you may need to repair that before applying the epoxy.

There are some situations when it would not work or would not be beneficial to get epoxy flooring. For example, it won’t adhere properly to a floor system that is damp or dirty. If you have it installed by someone who is not a professional, trapped moisture can cause damage that requires a repair. There is also a strong smell during application, but it will go away. Most of these issues can be easily avoided by hiring a professional to install it.