Is Primer Necessary for Garage Floor Coatings?

Just as breakfast is the most important meal of the day, preparation is the most important step in applying a garage floor coating. After cleaning and diamond-grinding the concrete, a primer must be installed for the best results. Don’t be fooled into thinking, “it’s just a garage floor,” and neglect to do the job right. 

DIY Epoxy Kits Do Not Include Primer

Epoxy kits are simple just for the sake of easy installation, not for the long-term success of the product. Two-part epoxy kits include finishing coat but not a primer. 

Either way, a DIY kit is harder to install than advertised. That’s because of the intense preparation necessary. Primer coats make it far easier to prep concrete for an epoxy coating, but you don’t get this from a DIY kit.

Do All Garage Floor Coating Installers Use a Primer?

Some garage floor companies claim they can do the job without a primer. This way, they might be able to provide a cheaper quote and save some time. Sound appealing? The problem is that you might find yourself scraping away the coating and re-installing a new one just a few years from now.

Prestige Floor Coating offers a lifetime residential warranty for garage floor coatings because our multi-step process creates a molecular bond that can’t be beat.

  • Primer preps the concrete surface and bonds with the concrete. We customize the primer to work with the exact moisture content of your concrete.
  • The next coat of polymer bonds with the primed concrete and cures overnight.
  • Clear coats are then applied for greater protection, waterproofing, scratch and stain resistance, and durability.

Prestige Floor Coatings for Garages, Auto Shops, & More

We don’t cut corners or leave out any important steps. Without a primer to assist with the adhesion and bonding, your garage floor coating will crack, chip, and peel sooner.

Request a free estimate for garage floor coatings in Maryland and the surrounding area by Prestige Floor Coating, and find out more about our uniquely strong and resilient concrete coatings.

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The floor looks great, the guys are good workers, professional and very courteous. I appreciated having them here.

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