Trademark Garage Floors prides themselves on their service quality, their cleanliness, and their professionalism on the job. They also enjoy marketing and selling SPARTACOTE® concrete coatings for their fast return to service characteristics. While some projects take an extra day to perform concrete surface preparation; Trademark was able to perform both the concrete surface preparation and apply a four coat SPARTACOTE Chip coating system entirely in one day from 8 AM to 9 PM, an impressive feat.

In this residential garage coatings project, an uncommon challenge was the walls. The walls were stucco with a sand finish. The Trademark crew prepped the walls with a very light grind to get rid of the sand finish. They then smoothed out the walls.

At the base of the walls, the homebuilder had put a special cement board as a moisture resistant cove with a 20” (500 mm) elevation. The cement board had to be hand sanded to properly accept the coating. The Trademark crew applied blue painter’s tape across the top of the base cove and they primed the wall and the floor at the same time.

After the walls and floor were prepared, they applied the SPARTACOTE clear coat on the walls, which was approximately 400 ft2 (360 m2). Then, they applied the SPARTACOTE clear coat to the floor. After the first clear coat was applied to the floor, the crew lightly sanded it and then followed that with a SPARTACOTE pigmented coat. For the pigmented coating, Trademark used a color that matched the chips. The crew then broadcast the chips into the wet resin.

After allowing for cure time, they performed a perpendicular scrape in both directions on the broadcast chip. Next, the crew cleaned the […]