One of the easiest ways to add value to your house and to beautify your garage is to add a garage floor epoxy covering. With a little hard work, you can do this yourself and sometimes save over $1,000.00USD. If you have basic handy man skills and the willingness to follow the steps correctly then I would recommend looking in to this. A covered epoxy garage floor can hide oil stains and other automobile related stains and also can fill in cracks.
If previous varnish, oil or paint is discolored, peeling or chipping it must be removed before applying a new finish. Varnish, Oil and Paint can be removed by sanding with 60-80 grit sandpaper or the use of a Chemical Stripper. Chemical strippers are designed to brake down the previously varnished or oiled coatings. Apply Stripper with a throwaway brush or spray on the surface of the wood. Allow stripper to sit on surface of wood for 5 to 10 minutes before scraping. Test a small area to see if finish is ready for removal. Then scrape off loosened finish by gently working in the direction of wood grain with a scraping tool or synthetic steel wool. Wipe off sludge with a rough cloth and let dry. If small areas of Varnish or Oil are still remaining, lightly sand wood to remove any remaining old finish.
Then attach the sail to the mast of your boat. Sails are consisting of several pieces, and these are sewn together with sail twine, a specialized fiber that is stronger than typical thread. When the sewing needle is threaded with sail twine, the twine is twisted to add strength, and wax is applied so the twine will hold that twist. The sail will allow you to keep moving even when there is no wind.
In 1936, both S. O. Greenlee in the United States and Dr. Pierre Castan of Switzerland demonstrated the first Epoxy for wood adhesive. Since then, there have been many advancements in the field of adhesives and you can find many types both for home use and industrial use. Some that you might be familiar with are Krazy Glue, Super Glue, and Gorilla Glue.
There are a lot of epoxy floor paints that can be bought from hardware stores but most of these just have some instructions on how to mix it. That is why before purchasing it, make sure that you know how to do it or much better one should ask for assistance. Another idea is to have it mixed so that you can just apply it on the floor.
If all these conditions are met then you can begin the process. If it is a completely bare concrete floor then you can begin the process if it is a painted floor wood epoxy then the paint should be removed first.
Concrete epoxy floor coatings are of two kinds, namely the standard two-part resin / hardener and a water based garage floor paint epoxy. The two-part system has existed for years and it works great. The idea of the resin and hardener have been utilized in fiberglass construction for decades to give a tough and lasting result that is strong enough for large power boats and sailboats. The major distinction between the fiberglass and the covering for the garage floor is that fiberglass also has a woven blanket that provides the longitudinal force. This fiberglass mesh is very strong and provides the epoxy something to form to. When administering epoxy to a concrete floor surface the underlying concrete slab provides the support so no webbing or mesh is required.
Testing: Some people would say that this is the best part (I like the building part). Find yourself some water and have fun. Make sure you take lots of pictures and share them with everyone else.