Applying a coating to your garage floor is a great way to protect and preserve the cement and also makes for easy cleanup of spills and normal accumulation of dirt. There are a variety of products on the market that are relatively inexpensive and easy to use. If done right, epoxy coatings can help extend the life of the floor and prevent substances such as oil from penetrating the concrete.
After you have found a product that you are satisfied with, the first step is to clear out your garage. Epoxies and other coatings must be laid on the entire floor to be effective or you may experience premature chipping and pealing of the coating. Take everything out of your garage including any installed cabinets or work benches. Items hanging on the wall can usually be left as long as you won’t need them right away or they won’t hinder your work.