Clean the floor with soap and water and rinse it well.
Scrub the surface of the epoxy floor with coarse sand paper to give the fresh coat of epoxy something to adhere to. Then sweep away any dust and wipe down the floor with denatured alcohol or mineral spirits.
Apply painter's tape to the base of the walls to protect them from the epoxy. (You'll need to remove the painter's tape before the epoxy dries completely.)
Pour the epoxy into a painting tin (mix first, according to the manufacturer's instructions, if necessary) and apply epoxy to the edges of the floor with a nylon paintbrush. Then use a roller to coat the entire floor with epoxy. Plan your route well so you do not paint yourself into a corner.
Leave the epoxy to dry overnight or for the amount of time prescribed by the manufacturer.
Apply a second coat of epoxy to the floor, following the same method as you did for the first coat.
Allow the epoxy to cure for the amount of time prescribed by its manufacturer. Even if your epoxy floor appears dry, you can damage it if you walk on it has fully cured. Depending on the epoxy, this may take between 3 days and 2 weeks.
Things You Will Need
- Coarse sandpaper
- Denatured alcohol or mineral spirits
- Nylon paintbrush
- Paint roller
- Be sure to carefully measure your floor's surface area so that you purchase the right amount of epoxy.
- Carefully read the instructions on your epoxy blend before applying it to the floor.
- Remember to remove the painter's tape before the epoxy dries completely.