How to Epoxy Floors like a Pro | Beginner’s DIY Guide

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  • Introduction of a tutorial for creating custom floors over concrete using Stone coats epoxy flooring at a cost-effective rate of three dollars per square foot.
  • Suitable for various spaces including homes, garages, shops, storefronts, and commercial areas.


  • Clean and prepare the surface: Remove old flooring and clear debris, dirt, or oil stains.
  • Grind open cracks with a diamond blade hand grinder for filling with floor patch epoxy gel.
  • Remove dust, mix the epoxy gel, and fill the cracks and holes using a stiff putty knife.
  • Let the floor patch cure for 4-8 hours and then grind the entire concrete surface.
  • Apply a thin layer of moisture seal at a rate of one ounce per square foot.
  • Use a roller and squeegee for spreading; finish with isopropyl alcohol or a torch to remove bubbles. Let cure for 24 hours.
  • On returning, sand the surface to smooth out any imperfections.
  • Mix the floor epoxy midcoat and divide into separate cups for different colors.
  • Pour out your chosen colors, blend them, and let the epoxy midcoat cure for 1-2 days.
  • Apply the final matte finish ultimate top coat, spreading with a roller.
  • The top coat is durable against scratches, stains, and chemicals.
  • Allow for light foot traffic in 24 hours and full use after 72 hours.
  • Encouragement to check out more Stone coats epoxy tutorials.

Products used ⬇️

Epoxy Metallic Flooring System Floor Patch Epoxy Gel:

Our Floor Patch Epoxy Gel is perfect for filling any gaps or cracks in the concrete for a seamless designer floor. The gel dries quickly and can be sanded and smoothed before painting. Moisture Seal Epoxy Primer:

Our epoxy flooring system starts with a moisture seal epoxy primer, which bonds like tree roots and will not fail. This primer is applied over concrete to ensure that your epoxy is secure and will last for years to come. Flooring Epoxy Midcoat:

With five epoxy flake color options from Stone Coat Countertop Epoxy, you can easily turn your forgotten garage into a functional finished space to enjoy. Our epoxy flake options come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can create the perfect look for your space Flooring Ultimate Topcoat Matte:

We’ve taken the proven traditional Ultimate Top Coat used in our epoxy countertop system and reformulated it using a unique blend of urathane and proprietary ingrediants. Now you have an even better scratch, stain, and chemical resistance – plus an extended open working time so you can make sure everything gets finished exactly right! Flooring Tools (bottom of the page)

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