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Once I mix the epoxy base with the hardener, when can I start painting the floor?

It varies by manufacturer, but some of the more common products require a 30 minute set up time minimum before using. They, you have 2½ hours...

 

Do the paint flakes that you shake on when the garage floor epoxy is still wet help with slip resistance?

A little, but they are mostly designed to hide imperfections and offer a custom...

 

I want to give my finished garage floor more traction. Is there a way to add traction?

You can still use the epoxy finish, you’ll just need to apply two coats. In between the first and the second coat, you can add a non-skid...

 

I have a painted concrete floor in my garage. Can I still apply an epoxy coating?

It depends on the shape it’s in. If it’s in good shape, you can forego the etching process, give it a good cleaning with an all-purpose cleaner...

 

My garage floor has cracks. Can I still use an epoxy finish, or is it primarily for relatively new floors?

You can use an epoxy floor finish on your garage, but you must first fill all the cracks using cement crack filler or a hydraulic cement patching...

 

How do I estimate how much paneling I need?

Measure the distance around the room and divide by 4. This assumes you have 8’ ceilings and are buying 4x8...

 

How do I attach tileboard?

Do not use nails. Use an adhesive specially designed for attaching paneling to a wall or furring...

 

What kind of nails should I use to install paneling?

Use panel nails that are ringshank and are color matched to the paneling you are installing. Use 1” nails if you are attaching the paneling...

 

How do I hide the seams between pieces of paneling?

Use a seam cover that snaps in between joints. Also use molding for trimming around windows, outside corners and along floors and...

 

Can I install paneling over a brick or concrete surface?

First you will need to install furring strips over the masonry surface. Then, attach the paneling to the furring...

 
 
 


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