What’s in the Tool Box of Epoxy Floor Contractors?

July 1, 2011

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As a facility manager, your facility may come to a point that you may need to resurface a concrete floor or repair a floor system that has been damaged from daily physical and mechanical loads. Perhaps your facility requirements have something to do with executing a decorative design and applying specialized coatings to really make visitors go wow over your floors. In any such cases, you hire the services of epoxy floor contractors, who can bring with them their years of experience and expertise to do the job.

Whatever job you need done, contractors also bring with them their toolboxes to aid them in their work. Every single contractor does not leave without it, and no floor receives the full treatment of paints, sealers, stains or whatever formulation to complete the floor system — without these trusty tools.

Let’s take a look inside the tool boxes of epoxy floor contractors and see what’s inside: 

1. Screwdriver

One of the most common tools in epoxy floor contractors’ tool boxes are screwdrivers. These are tools for driving and removing screws into and from surfaces. Not only epoxy floor contractors, but also nearly every repairer or worker in the construction industry has these trusty tools in their toolboxes.

2. Sandpaper

Sandpaper is another tool often used by epoxy floor contractors, particularly during surface preparation. Surface sanding often takes up to 70% of the preparation work to remove dirt and contaminants and to achieve a good adhesive surface profile.

3. Scraper or putty knife

A scraper or putty knife is like the Swiss Army knife for epoxy floor contractors. It can be used to apply putty compounds and scrape paints from floors and other surfaces.

4. Masking tape

A supply of masking tape is also a must-have in epoxy floor contractors’ tool kits. It provides protection to the non-painted areas of the project, as well as hold drop cloths and sheets in place. Micro-barrier-edged tapes keep liquid paint from moving in any direction on the surface, assuring a straight boundary where paint colors or finishes meet.

5. Patching compound

The patching compound, either in powdered or pre-mixed form, helps restore cracks or holes prior to actual surface painting.

6. Paint Tray

Epoxy floor contractors work with liquid paint all the time. This is why they cannot do without a paint tray either. Contractors use the paint tray to mix and handle paint conveniently, instead of applying paint straight out of the can.

7. Cleaning tools

Buckets, sponges and mops are as necessary as handy screwdrivers or paintbrushes to epoxy floor contractors. Buckets serve as mixing containers, while sponges and maps aid in dirt removal. They are used to remove surface dust and grease, useful in preparing the surface prior to paint application.

When epoxy floor contractors get a call to for any facility job, they do so armed with these necessary tools. They may have all the expertise and knowledge to do any job, but the tools they use are actually what get the job done

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