Can MuscleGloss Epoxy be Applied to Walls?

  • Can MuscleGloss epoxy be applied to walls?
  • Yes, it certainly can! There are many reasons you may want to apply our epoxy to walls, but whatever the reason, our epoxy carries all the same protective benefits on walls as it does when applied to a floor. Thus, all the same application principles still apply. You will want to prep the concrete by making sure it’s clean and roughened up. There are several ways you can go about roughing up the surface. You can use an etching solution, such as Muscle Prep, use a handheld sander, or power wash the surface.


    There are a couple more things you will need to keep in mind. Regular epoxy is not suitable for applying to walls. It takes more time than a floor application and the regular window for curing is too short to give you enough time to apply the epoxy to walls. If you are going to do a wall project, you will want to order the slow cure version of MuscleGloss, which will give you 60 minutes of working time instead of just 30. Lastly, remember that even though MuscleGloss epoxy has a UV inhibitor, it is not suitable for outdoor applications. Our UV inhibitor does prevent fading, but it is not strong enough for a completely outdoor application. If you put MuscleGloss on an outdoor pillar, it will fade. Technically you could go over the application with UV Top Coat, but the application is a little too liquidly to be a good solution” it would probably run.

Do you have a question for MuscleGloss? Please submit your question to sales@musclegloss.com. If you are asking about a specific problem, please include pictures of the issue in your email. Thanks!

Comments

  1. I like the fact that the product will adhere to wood. Is the preparation work the same or is it different? Being epoxy I assume it will out last any exterior paint coverage and durability wise. So, using pressure treated lumber coupled with White MuscleGloss plus the UV top coat should work well in an exterior setting. Also, when you say fade, does that apply if you start with white? Will the white turn another color say yellow? I’m looking for about 4 – 6 years of very low maintenance on my new pergola. The savings using wood verses vinyl or pvc would allow me to replace any pergola parts if the project were to end in total disaster. No promises, but would you agree?

    1. Hi Ken,

      Thank you for questions. The preparation for a wood application is similar, but all the same principles still apply. The surface will need to be clean and free of contaminants. We actually did a post about applying to wood that should give you a good idea of what to expect and what steps to take.

      https://www.musclegloss.com/blog/installertips/can-apply-epoxy-wood/

      As for your concerns about fading, yellowing and fading will likely still occur for the time span you have in mind. However, UV Top Coat will slow down the process. It just doesn’t completely stop it from happening.

      We think the project sounds awesome and would look nice. Let us know if you have more questions!

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