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Why Didn’t I Get the Listed Coverage?

  Epoxy coverages can be a tricky thing. One project will get great coverage while another project the next day will get less using the same color. Many factors can contribute to this – we call it annoyance (not necessarily a problem). Rough Concrete: While epoxy needs a rough surface to adhere to, it is […]

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MuscleStop Product Spotlight

MuscleGloss is happy to announce the release of MuscleStop— a must use primer for all oil and grease saturated surfaces. Our contractors often run into situations where there are oil or grease stains in the concrete and they need a proper solution to treat those areas. MuscleStop is that solution! It penetrates deeply into the surface […]

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How to Make a Glitter Epoxy Floor

Glitter floors look awesome, and are a great specialty to add to your offerings. Read a little about finding your specialties here. There are a couple of ways to go about making a glitter floor- depending on what you want the final results to look like (floor color, type and color of glitter). A little […]

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You Need to Remove that Old Epoxy Paint

Working with a floor that has old epoxy on it can be a pain. However, if you’re going to install a new epoxy floor, you absolutely must completely remove the old floor first! Epoxy is only as strong as the surface it is adhered to. If you put new epoxy over an old floor, the […]

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How to Choke an Epoxy Floor with Fleck

This technique produces a sharp, finished result. Choking with fleck means that you are going to put enough fleck on the floor so that none of the color below shows through. Here is an overview of this simple technique: Apply the epoxy. Since the epoxy color is going to be hidden by the fleck it […]

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Should I Use a Prep Solution or Grinder to Prepare the Floor?

Should I use a prep solution or grinder to prepare the floor? Mechanical grinding methods are hands-down the best way to prepare a concrete floor for any epoxy application. They are best because they are able to profile the floor more aggressively than prep solutions. Three common grinding tools are shot blasters, scarifiers, and grinders. […]

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Glitter Floor with Clear MuscleGloss Epoxy

Glitter epoxy floors are quickly gaining popularity. Depending on how you want your final results to look, there are a couple different ways to do a glitter epoxy application. This post will just cover one of those methods. Check back later for more on glitter epoxy! Note that this method should only be used with […]

Referrals, Referrals, Referrals

Referrals have always been an important part of the contractor business” they can and do make up a good deal of many businesses’ revenues. How much work do you think you would be getting if every client you have served over the past five years referred at least one new client once, or one new […]

UV Top Coat Product Spotlight

MuscleGloss’s UV Top Coat is our high-gloss topcoat for epoxy flooring. You do not need to apply UV Top Coat to have a successful epoxy install. However, there are a few situations we recommend applying UV Top Coat for added benefits: Areas that receive a lot of direct sunlight. Applying UV Top Coat will protect […]

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Remember to Check Up on Former Clients

There are a handful of reasons why you should check in with your former clients: To check how your completed work is holding up and to make sure they are still satisfied with the job you’ve done. If there is something small about the project that isn’t quite right, they may not bother calling you […]

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Grinding Is Always Better for Epoxy Prep unless…

Grinding, shot-blasting and scarifying are the best methods for prepping a concrete floor for an epoxy application. As you are all aware, the surface of the concrete needs to be roughened up in order for the epoxy to properly bond with the floor. The rougher the surface is, the longer-lasting your epoxy bond will be. […]

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Do You Have a Clear Coat for Wood Floors?

Do you have a clear coat for wood floors? Yes, we have a few products that can be used on untreated wood. A handful of our customers have had great results putting clear MuscleGloss Epoxy over wooden bar counter tops. The finished look is sharp. Muscle Shield does well on indoor wood floors and is […]

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