General Care and Maintenance
Preserve the Life of Your Garage Floor Coatings
Care for Your Epoxy, Polyurethane, and Polyaspartic Coatings
This general guide will help you care for your garage floor coatings on a daily basis, as well as deeper cleanings. This will ensure the efficiency of your garage floor coatings remains intact to protect your floors. This guide is suitable for our epoxy floor coatings, polyurethane floor coatings, and polyaspartic floor coatings. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Garagewerx in Dallas.
Learn how to:
Safely remove dust, dirt, and debris
Clean your floors using safe solutions
Eliminate hard water stains
Extend the life of garage floor coatings in high-traffic areas
Identify floors that need to be re-sealed, and how often to schedule re-sealings
General Hygiene Maintenance
Protect your garage floor coatings on a daily basis and as needed with the following maintenance tips.
Regular sweeping and/or vacuuming of the garage floor coating will help remove loose dirt, dust, and other debris.
Clean spills up immediately to prevent staining and a chemical attack on the topcoat sealer of your garage floor coating.
Use a mild, environmentally safe soap solution and degreasers in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions to remove stubborn surface debris.
Windex with ammonia or vinegar and similar products can help remove hard water stains, road wear, dirt, and basic road oils.
We do not recommend using harsh detergents, acids, or alkali, as these can damage the garage floor coating.
Recommendations for Water Stains
Remove hard water stains with Windex and vinegar or by creating a solution of one part white vinegar and three to five parts water. This will clean the hard water stains while restoring shine to your garage floor coating.
Recommendations for High-Traffic Areas
In high-traffic areas, we recommend regular surface waxing to protect your garage floor coating. This will help extend the life and beauty of your floors.
Topcoat & Sealer Maintenance
Depending on the environmental conditions and use that your garage floor coatings are in, you will need to reseal your floors every 10 to 15 years. Preserving the topcoat and sealer helps prevent the exposure of underlying layers, which can start to wear, discolor, fade, and be subject to chemical attack if not properly cared for.
Acrylic sealers should be resealed every one to three years depending on the solids content. Acrylic urethane sealers should be reapplied every four to seven years. Once the sealer thickness is below two dry mils, a resealing is recommended in order to protect your garage floor coating.
Please feel free to download and read our maintenance guide, and reach out to Garagewerx in Dallas to learn more about general maintenance and resealing your garage floor coatings.