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Garage Floor Coating Application Cost

The cost of garage floor coating will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor. For even more information about the cost of concrete floor coatings, check out the ProMatcher Floor Coating Cost Report.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost

What type of coating do I want?

$ - Latex, oil, or water-based paint

$$ - Epoxy coating

$$$ - Polyaspartic polyurea coating

How large of an area needs to be coated?

$ - Single car garage

$$ - Two car garage

$$ - Larger, commercial garage

Does the concrete need to be patched before the coating is applied?

$ - When the concrete is in good condition

$$ - When potholes or cracks need to be filled

Is there a failing coating that needs to be removed?

$0 - When the garage floors have never been coated before.

$$ - When the existing coating needs to be removed.

What type of preparation is needed before the coating is applied?

$ - When the surface only needs to be cleaned with an acid solution.

$$ - When a grinder or shot blaster is needed to prepare the surface (In order for an epoxy coating to stick properly, it must be applied to a rough surface).

Does the concrete surface need to be textured?

$0 – When the surface does not need to textured

$$ - When an anti-slip additive is incorporated in the coating or paint

$$ - When decorative paint chips or flakes are added to the coating mix

How many coats need to be applied?

$ - When up to 4 coats are applied

$$ - When more than 4 coats are applied

Ask the Pro:

1. What type of paint or coating do you recommend?

2. How long do you expect the application process to take?

3. Are you and your crew licensed and insured?

4. How long do I need to wait before walking or driving on the surface?

5. Do you have any customer references available?

6. Will you test for moisture before applying the coating?

7. How many coats will you apply?

8. Does the paint come with a manufacturer’s warranty?

9. What type of preparation is needed before the coating can be applied?

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Orlando, FL 32803

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