Epoxy does not work well in low temperatures. You will need to check the temperature and ensure it’s appropriate for epoxy painting. The ideal temperature for epoxy is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. In wet conditions, epoxy will not adhere well to the floor. However, you can artificially create the right temperature using your heater. Be extremely cautious with this because epoxy is combustible. Other things you need to do include:
You will need to remove everything from your basement before you can begin working on it. Ensure your basement is empty if possible.
Thoroughly scrub the floor using a broom with hard bristles and remove all dirt and debris. It’s critical to ensure you scrub, clean, and mop well so that the particles don’t mess the paint. You can repeat the cleaning more than once, depending on the size of your basement and the dirt available.
After cleaning, allow the concrete floor to dry for at least 24 hours before moving to the next step. Check to see if it’s properly dry and, if not, use a fan or dehumidifier to remove all moisture content.
The next step is to repair the chips, cracks, and other damages. You want your basement floor to be perfectly even and smooth to get quality results when you apply epoxy.