Polyaspartic coatings prevent premature wear and corrosion on concrete floors. However, they aren’t suitable for all types of environments.
In this post, your local garage flooring expert, Guardian Garage Floors, discusses if it’s safe to use a polyaspartic coating over an old epoxy coating.
Polyaspartic polyurea coatings perform better than polyurethane coatings. They cure faster because they have low to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These coatings are ideal for garage floors and industrial applications.
A polyaspartic coating helps your floor resist foot traffic. It can help improve faded flooring with luster and clarity. Even if exposed to moisture, it won’t experience discoloration. It resists the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, scratches, stains and industrial chemicals.
Epoxies are a popular option for garage floors, but polyaspartics have been proven to be almost three times more durable and abrasion-resistant.
Polyaspartic Coating Over an Epoxy Coating
It’s fine to apply polyaspartic coatings on top of old epoxy-coated floors. They feature a strong intercoat adhesion with epoxy coatings. Your installer can apply a fresh coat of polyaspartic top-coat over old epoxy coatings that are still well-bonded to the substrate.
The area must be prepared before applying a new polyaspartic coating. Sand the old epoxy floor first. The surface must be vacuumed for excess dust and then wiped clean with the right solvent or adhesion promoter.
Hire a reliable garage floors installer like Guardian Garage Floors to make sure that the coating is properly applied. We only use the leading materials in the industry to bring you the most durable flooring. Our team specializes in both residential and commercial flooring. Call us at (615) 278-9900 (TN) or (404) 334-2797 (GA). You may also complete our online form for a free consultation. We serve clients in Nashville, TN, and Rome, GA.