6 Tools You Need To Make Your Epoxy Application Easier
Epoxy has become very popular for flooring, countertops, and even arts and crafts. While epoxy is fairly easy to work with, applying epoxy is a process that requires many different types of tools. Some are obvious, such as buckets, paintbrushes, and paint rollers. Yet, there are other tools that you definitely want to own if you are a contractor, and may want to purchase or rent if you are a DIYer, to make your job much easier.
Floor Grinder or Floor Sander
If you are doing epoxy flooring, much of your success comes from doing proper prep work before applying the epoxy. Part of this prep work is making the surface you are applying the epoxy to is even and also ensuring any old coating such as polyurethane, old epoxy, or paint, is removed.
Also, some surfaces need to be scuffed for the epoxy to properly bond. A floor grinder or floor sander is ideal for this purpose. Grinders and sanders both even out the floor, remove old coatings, and rough up the concrete or other flooring surfaces so the epoxy has the best chance of properly adhering to the surface you are installing it on.
Drill and Paddle
If you are completing a large project with epoxy, then you want to be able to mix large batches of epoxy at a time. A drill and drill paddle help you to do this, speeding up the process and ensuring that you get a good mix of the parts together.
A heat gun is great for many reasons. It can remove the unwanted bubbles from epoxy. It also can cause an area of epoxy to dry quickly if you need to speed the process up.
Trowels are a great tool that makes applying epoxy much easier. Different trowels can be used for installing Epoxy Cove Base, putting down epoxy grout, or spreading epoxy in a unique design.
A squeegee is a great alternative to trying to just roll a floor out with a paint roller, especially if you are dealing with a large area.
Spiked shoes allow you to walk over the epoxy floor you are working on without leaving footprints or damaging the floor in any way.
We hope that this article can explain some of the tools that you can acquire to make your epoxy application as easy as possible. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to any of our specialists.