How to Apply Epoxy on Linoleum

04/26/2021
by Performance Epoxy

Some people hesitate about applying an epoxy coating over a linoleum floor. However, before you consider alternatives to using epoxy on linoleum, rest assured that it works well, is easy to apply, and looks wonderful when finished. Not to mention - you save a lot of money by using epoxy coating instead of replacing the flooring! 

Epoxy application on linoleum floors requires a number of steps for maximum quality and efficiency, but it isn’t a difficult process.  

Do I need to remove linoleum before applying epoxy to my floor?

No, as long as the linoleum is still safely attached to the concrete below it, you can put an epoxy coating on top easily. Most people don’t realize how easy it is to apply epoxy on linoleum. Paying a professional isn’t necessary. If the linoleum is in good condition, it’s a project you can complete yourself. We’ve outlined the steps and the tools you’ll need for a successful project! 

Preparing Linoleum for Epoxy Coating 

First, inspect your floors for scratches and damages. The floor does need to be in good condition, so you’ll need to repair damage prior to adding the epoxy coating. Next, the existing floor needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Use a brush and a heavy-duty cleaner to scrub it down. You want to be sure the linoleum is free of grease or grime. If the linoleum still appears glossy after scrubbing, the remaining wax needs to be removed. If this is the case, a wax stripping product will do the trick. 

The next step is to sand the floors aggressively and create a roughed-up surface while removing any traces of wax or paint splatters. A good sanding produces the ideal texture for epoxy adherence. 

Applying Epoxy to Linoleum is Easy

Now you’re ready to apply the epoxy primer. We recommend applying as many coats as necessary to create a smooth surface for painting linoleum. After that, you can paint the floors using a roller to apply our epoxy coating. 

Follow the instructions for drying time included with the product and before you know it, your floors will look brand-new! 

Why Apply Epoxy Coating to Linoleum Floors?

One of the great things about epoxy coating is the choice of colors. Visit our website to explore your options. You can completely change the look and feel of a room by the color you choose. Flooring is not something you may notice every time you walk through a room, but when you see the transformation of an epoxy-coated floor, you definitely realize its impact. 

Epoxy coating is the perfect way to brighten up a kitchen or bathroom and cover up drab linoleum. Also, a solid-color floor also has more modern appeal. Applying epoxy coating to linoleum is far less expensive than replacing the flooring. With a little elbow grease, it will look like you paid for a professional remodeling. With epoxy’s durability, you’ll be enjoying a stunning floor for years to come! 

Check out this video from our company’s founder for more information on applying Performance Epoxy-Coat! 

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