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SPARTACOTE Chip concrete coatings systems for high-end residential garage floors installed by Trademark Garage Floors

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 […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|May 11th, 2016|Blog, Concrete Coatings, News, Polyaspartic

How to install Residential Concrete Coatings Chip Systems for Garages

On location in North Carolina, SPARTACOTE concrete coatings subject matter expert, Ben Grier, explains the process of installing SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE™ Chip system for residential garages.

How to install Residential Concrete Coatings Chip Systems for Garages

We performed surface prep to a CSP 2, which is about 40 to 50 grit sandpaper texture. We put down the pigmented base coat SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE™ light grey at 200 sq ft per gallon. We then broadcast the chip media directly into that light grey coating. We waited about an hour and then blew off the excess chip media with a leaf blower. We then scooped it up and retained the excess chip for a future project. Next, we scraped the chip with sharp floor scrapers in three opposing directions to ensure it is smooth and ready for a SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE™ topcoat. After that, we put down the clear topcoat of PURE material at an application rate of 150 to 200 sq ft per gallon. We applied that with a ribbon of material, swept-in with a SPARTACOTE Broom, and then followed that up with a double, perpendicular back-roll. In this particular instance, we included a 60-grit SPARTACOTE traction additive in the final finish for added slip resistance.

SPARTACOTE concrete floor coating systems are applied in areas throughout the home, not just garages. Whether you are looking to spruce up your residential entryway or hallway or looking to install a functional protective concrete coating in your basement, bathrooms or garage, SPARTACOTE has several options to choose from.

Select one of our green-friendly SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE™ concrete coating systems for very low application odor and almost no VOCs. Resinous flooring systems are a fantastic choice for economical, durable and low […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|September 17th, 2015|Blog, News, Polyaspartic