Update Your Patio Floor Coating

So you’ve been looking at that outdated coating on your patio floor (for longer than you care to admit) and have decided it’s time to refresh your patio / pool deck with a new look.  Maybe it is faded, damaged and peeling or maybe you’re “just tired of it”.  Well, now is the time for change!  It’s spring and time for all things to be beautiful again.

Let’s talk about a project we recently completed in Mesa, AZ.

Patio Floor – BEFORE Old Style Design Roll

The existing concrete coating was the old style, painted “Design Roll”.  If your contractor applied the coating using quality materials, or it is in an area that is protected from the harsh Arizona sun, then it may still be in reasonable shape, just outdated.  That was the case with this project; it was not necessary to remove the existing coating.  Our customer had a small area that was damaged, but really wanted an updated look.

Patio with Vinyl Chip Coating

Patio with Vinyl Chip Coating

Vinyl Chip mimics the look of granite!

Vinyl Chip mimics the look of granite!

We applied our Vinyl Chip Coating System; it mimics the look of granite.  Its a nice clean look, and easy to take care of.  By using the right base and chip colors, you can “camouflage” dust and leaves that blow onto the deck until you have the chance to clean it.  Our homeowner couldn’t be more pleased.

They now have an updated look that is easy to clean and will provide them years of enjoyment.  Due to the quality of our floor coating materials, our customer will not need to re-seal their floor for 5 years or more.

If you are interested in updating the look of your patio, garage, pool deck or driveway, don’t wait any longer.  Contact us today for your free estimate.

Amazon Coatings has provided decorative concrete coatings in the Phoenix East Valley since 2001.  Proudly serving Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Scottsdale.  Call us today @ 480-890-1141.  Don’t forget our website at www.amazoncoatings.com.

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Flagstone Patio Coating – Mesa, AZ

Flagstone Coating Patio

Flagstone Coating Patio

These goblins LOVE the flagstone coating on this patio!

You don’t need to be afraid of having an ugly patio.  Our decorative flagstone overlay coatings come in a variety of colors and textures.  Small patio or large, we design a flagstone look that will fit your area perfectly!

Flagstone Coating Entry Walk

Flagstone Coating Entry Walk

Not a fan of flagstone, how about a tile or slate layout; maybe acid stain or epoxy & poly.  We also provide coatings for your Garage, Driveway, Entry, Sidewalk and Swimming Pool Deck.  Check out our floor coating gallery at www.amazoncoatings.com.  Give us a call with any questions you may have or to get a free estimate.

Amazon Coatings LLC, Family Owned & Family Operated!  A+ Member of the Better Business Bureau. We have proudly served the cities of Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction and surrounding cities since 2001.  Contact us today and “Let Us Floor You”

How to Clean your Epoxy Concrete Coating, Mesa AZ

After the first question of “How long before I can walk/drive/park/etc. on my new coating”, the next question is “How do I take care of my new epoxy coating?”

First and foremost, concrete coatings, whether epoxy, polyurethane, polymer modified overlay or stain, DO NOT REPEL DIRT! Sealers and coatings are designed to allow you to clean your floor easier than the bare concrete surface. Concrete is porous, thus it holds the dirt and dust; making hard to clean. By applying a sealed concrete coating, the surface is no longer porous so the dust and dirt are not trapped in the surface.

So again, how do you clean your concrete coating?Hachey Front 2 AFter 2012

Always sweep your floor to keep dirt and dust from building up and being ground into the surface. If the floor is outdoors, you can easily use a leaf blower or garden hose. If indoors, you can always use a broom or dust mop. The surface is easily cleaned with water; by mop or hose. A non-filming cleaner can be used if water alone is not giving the desired results. I like to use vinegar and water as my “go to” cleaner.

These measures will help to extend the life of your concrete coating and keep it looking good!

Feel to contact Amazon Coatings, LLC at 480-890-1141 if you need help cleaning or re-sealing your epoxy concrete coating. We have serviced the Phoenix East Valley for 14+ years…and counting!! Check out our website at www.amazoncoatings.com.

How to Prepare Concrete Floors for Coatings, Mesa AZ

The success of your concrete floor coating, like all things, starts with proper preparation of the surface. Even the most expensive coating materials will fail if the surface is not prepared correctly.

You must “open the surface pores” of the concrete so that the coating materials can form a tight bond with the surface. The surface must be free of dirt and contaminants as well. While there are various ways to achieve this, many professional concrete coatings applicators and DIYers will use a Chemical Etching Method.

Chemical Etching is an effective preparation technique used on concrete that is “bare” or “un-coated”. The application of an acid based mixture on the concrete will cause “fizzing & bubbling” of the surface. Despite how this looks, this is a good thing! If there is no “reaction” when applying the mixture, this means that the concrete has some type of sealer present that the etching solution can not penetrate. Other means will be necessary to correctly prepare the surface.

After you have “etched” the surface, it must now be “neutralized”. This can be completed by applying a mild ammonia and water solution. Some individuals use baking soda to neutralize the acid mixture. In both cases, the idea is to stop the action of the acid.

Finally, the surface must be rinsed thoroughly! No traces of the etching or neutralizing solution can remain. It is best to rinse the surface a couple of times to make sure all traces of dirt and contaminants are removed. If in doubt, rinse again!

Your concrete floor preparation is now complete! What type of coating do you want to apply? Epoxy, Polyurethane or maybe a Flagstone Coating?

Amazon Coatings, LLC is a Professional, Licensed Concrete Coatings Company. You can visit our website at www.amazoncoatings.com. You may reach us at 480-890-1141.