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Why DIYing Your Polyurea Coating Can be a Bad Idea

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If you follow this blog on a regular basis, then you know the benefits of polyurea coatings throughout your home and on your vehicles. So with all this information at your fingertips, why spend the money to have someone install a coating? Why can't you do it yourself?

It's true, if you do a quick search on Google, you'll find hundreds of DYI polyurea coatings on the market today. All these products promise quick installation with great results.

Not necessarily true. Here's why.

What Can Happen With a DIY Polyurea Coating

So let's say you're a homeowner and you're thinking of installing a polyurea coating on your garage floor. But the price of installation just seems like spending too much money for such a quick job. That's why you decide to get a DIY kit.

Pretty simple, right? All you have to do is spray the coating right on the garage floor, let it cure for a few hours, and you're done.

Of course, it takes forever to get into all those cracks and crevices. And you're not sure if you mixed the solution properly because the coating seems to be coming out rather thin. And although you let it cure, after a few weeks you see little flecks of coating coming off your floor. What happened?

Why You Need a Professional to Install Your Coating

When you're installing a polyurea coating, it's important that you follow all the instructions and have the surface completely prepped properly before installation. This is the key to making sure your coating lasts a long time. If not prepped properly, the coating will not stick to the floor and it will begin to flake. This means fixing the cracks, cleaning up any dirt or chemicals, and installing a primer.

Didn't know that, did you? You know who would have known? An expert.

Another issue you may face when using DIY polyurea coatings are the materials. You may never have worked with these chemicals before and if the mixture isn't correct, you could end up with a less effective product.

You may also face spraying issues. Maybe you decide to spray on a particularly windy day or you're just in a rush -- you want this project done with so you can go back to enjoying the rest of your day! But when it comes to spraying a polyurea coating, the last thing you want to do is rush. You can easily miss spots or one spot has more of the mixture than another spot. And even sometimes, the coating can go somewhere you don't want it to go -- like on your car. It's extremely easy to overspray this product.

Contact Marvel Coatings to Handle Your Polyurea Coating Installation

So before you buy a DIY polyurea coating system, stop and think about it first. This can be a big project and one that needs attention and care. Think you're up to the task?
If not, then maybe you will want to contact a Marvel Industrial Coatings dealer to help you out. Contact us today for more information.