Preparation for installation
Just like you were to be installing a regular epoxy floor coating, the floors have to be cleaned, inspected, and repaired. First, you need to ensure that all previous paints, coatings, and sealants have been removed completely. Second, any stains, oils, or grease have to be scrubbed away. Third, you must repair the surface if it needs to be repaired. Do not start installation without properly repairing spalling, cracking, or pitting areas. Once all of these areas have been checked and marked off, you can move onto cleaning any dust that these actions may have dragged in because metallic coatings are uber-sensitive to extra unwanted particles. Remember, your concretes pores must be open and ready to cure with a metallic coating, mechanically grinding the surface is the best and easiest way to accomplish that. Finally, the last prep step would be to add the handy dandy primer! A dark substrate is always preferred for metallic epoxy floors because it increases its shine and its beauty.