Of course! You can apply a new coat of epoxy to an old epoxy floor but you have to be very particular about floor preparation before the new coating. Let us discuss on how to determine if your floor needs a recoat and if so, how to prepare the floor before recoating.
When Can A New Epoxy Coating Be Applied Over An Old Epoxy Coating?
A new coat of epoxy can be applied over an old cured epoxy coating. Those who had previously applied color coating may prefer to a have a glossy look and would desire to have the advantages of a layer of clear coat. Sometimes people who planned multiple coated flooring system may have a new coating. Some people would like to renew their clear top coat. Due to numerous years of service at a busy garage, the clear top coat of an epoxy floor would show its age. With proper floor prep, you can add another coat of clear epoxy and make the floor look brand new again. If the existing garage floor coating is a two-part resinous product such as epoxy, polyurethane, polyaspartic or polyurea, you should be able to apply an additional coating of a compatible epoxy product without any problem. However, for safety reasons, first you should surely consult with the manufacturer of the new coating.
When Should You Not Apply New Epoxy Coating Over An Old Epoxy Coating?
If the existing epoxy floor coating is showing signs of delamination like peeling, you should not apply a new epoxy coating over it. There may be bigger problems that are causing delamination. So applying a new coat of epoxy on such damaged old coating will lead to many other problems. Complete removal of the old coating should be done by grinding.
The Advantages Of Epoxy Coating For Your Floors:
- Epoxy floorings are preferred by many people because of their functional reasons for commercial shops, warehouses, pharmaceutical plants and garage flooring. Epoxy floorings are also suitable for residential spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, living spaces, screened yards , table tops, completed basements and more.
- Epoxy floorings make solid surfaces more appealing and give more surface shine and importantly, extends the life of the floors.
- Epoxy coatings are found in various styles and colors. There are different shades available that suit your taste.
- Epoxy coatings can be used as boundary markers in workplaces.
Are You Ready To Coat Your Existing Old Epoxy Coated Surfaces With A New Coating?
Mckinnon Materials, Florida USA has formulated the top quality epoxies for residential, commercial and industrial use. Metallic Epoxy Flooring System, Industrial Epoxy Flooring System, Ez-Coat Table Top Epoxy and many more epoxy formulations are manufactured by Mckinnon Materials. View our Gallery in our website to get a glimpse of all our products. We recommend hiring our Certified professional installers to install all your flooring projects for perfect finish and durability.