We fix cracks, spalling and oil saturation as well as removal of high and low areas (leveling). We do this using hand grinders and heavy floor grinding machines with high performance vacuums. This step is the key to long term performance of epoxy flooring as well as grind and seal projects.
Surface Prep Solutions for Epoxy Coatings
Preparing a surface for a flooring solution is a delicate process. If done incorrectly, the surface solution will fail, leading to discoloration, a lack of protection, or and other problems. Each type of paintable surface, including metal, aluminum, and concrete, requires preparation, and each needs to be prepared in the correct way for both that material and for the solution that will be applied. Even if the material is prepared correctly, if it’s not prepared for the specific type of flooring solution that is being placed on it, there will be problems later. Other factors must also be taken into consideration, including the environment, the expected amount and type of traffic the floor will endure, and if any chemicals will be spilled on it.
Dealing with previously coated floors
In addition to putting down new flooring solutions, Smith & Company Painting also handles recoating surfaces that have already been treated. Often, this requires more than just putting down a new layer of epoxy or other solution; instead, the entire coating must be removed and the new coating put down. This requires very thorough cleaning since the old layer may also have dirt, grime, and other contaminants within it. Removing the old surface may shorten the lifespan of the flooring underneath it, which is also a concern.
Doing touch up and repairs
While many coating systems last for years, they do occasionally need touch ups and repairs, especially in heavily trafficked areas or areas that have seen repeated spills. Smith & Company Painting is adept at evaluating these areas and performing the required maintenance.
Surface Prep Solutions for Epoxy Coatings Portland Oregon area.
Smith & Company Flooring provides surface prep solutions for epoxy coatings in Portland to Salem Oregon.