When you are thinking about having you garage floor coated, you may wonder if it’s a good idea to do it yourself or have it done by professionals. It’s important to understand the most common myths and misconceptions about garage floor coatings in Minnesota.
Myth #1- The Floor Only Needs To Be Cleaned
When you are thinking about having your garage floor coated and are contemplating doing the work yourself, you should understand what all is involved. In order to have the best adhesion and best-looking floor, you need to go beyond simply cleaning your garage floor to prep the area. Professionals will repair any cracks and holes as needed, in order to have the best possible contact to the floor and make sure your coating lasts for a long time.
Myth #2- Kits At The Store Are Just As Good As Professional Grade
While the idea may be tempting, it’s important to understand that DIY kits sold at big box stores simply aren’t as good as their professional alternatives. Professional-grade materials are not only going to get better adhesion, but will also offer longevity beyond from anything you can buy in-store. Using Penntek Industrial Coating systems, for example, means being able to provide the best possible coating with superior technology and advanced chemistry–benefits you won’t find in box stores.
You may even think that paint can give you the same type of finished as a professional floor coating. But you’d be mistaken. The products used are specifically designed to lay on concrete that has been prepared, in order to ensure that it will contract and expand with changing temperatures while also being able to withstand normal wear and tear.
Myth #3- I Can Do Just As Well As Professionals
Sure, you could attempt to do the coating yourself. But at the end of the day, you shouldn’t waste your money on a DIY project. Instead, you should hire professionals who do this type of work on a daily basis. They have the knowledge and skillset in order to tackle any problem that they come across.
In addition, when you get a chip coating, you want to be sure that it is evenly distributed in order to look good. If you attempt to do this job on your own, you may not get the even coating that professionals deliver routinely.
Resist the temptation of thinking that having your garage floor coated is a very expensive project. Especially if your concrete is in bad shape, covered with stains including a number of missing parts, a professional coating provides significant, tangible value.
Too often people, become obsessed with the idea that they can save money by doing a project themselves. However, chances are you are only following instructions given to you in a kit, rather than relying on years of experience. In addition, when you contract with professionals, you will get the best, most cohesive, consistent, and reliable coating possible.
Your garage is an important part of your home. So when you are considering a floor coating, chances are you are looking to improve the overall look and function of the floor. If you would attempt to do it by yourself, you could end up installing a coating that simply won’t be reliable or last for a long time. That is especially the case if you are looking to save money by using simple paint instead of epoxy or polyurea.
So if you were contemplating doing the floor yourself, you should think twice. If you want your garage floor to look amazing and last for a very long time, then you need to contact the professionals. To learn more about our products, please contact us.