Tool and Equipment Checklist for Epoxy Coating Installers

Tool and Equipment Checklist for Epoxy Coating Installers

Being properly equipped is an important component of a successful coatings job. Not being prepared means scrambling to go buy last minute supplies while your crew and customers wait, wasting valuable time and money. While every floor coating installer has their own personal preferences on the equipment and tools they use, there are several basic items needed for most installations. CLICK HERE to view a printable version from our library:

Standard Tools/ Equipment Needed for Epoxy Flooring Installation

Floor Prep Tools

  • 7″and 4″ Grinders and Cup Wheels
  • Vacuums and Hoses
  • Crack Chaser and Wheels

Mixing Tools

  • Variable Speed Drill with 1/2″ or 3/8″ Chuck
  • Mixing Blades
  • Timer for Measuring Mix Times
  • 5 Gallon Pails
  • Screwdriver/ Utility Knives for Opening Plastic Buckets and Sand Bags
  • Plastic Measuring Containers (1 quart, 2 1/2 quart, 5 quart)
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Tarp or Cardboard for Mixing Station

 

Installation Tools and Supplies

  • 18″ Roller Cages
  • 9″ Roller Cages
  • 9″, 18″, or 24″ Squeegees
  • Handles for Squeegees and Rollers
  • Various Trowels
  • Extension Cords
  • Blower
  • Gauge Rake
  • Surface-reading Infrared Thermometer
  • Spiked Roller
  • Spiked Shoes
  • 18″ Roller Covers (1/4″ or 3/8″ Nap)
  • 9″ Roller Covers (1/4″ or 3/8″ Nap)
  • 2 1/2″ Chip Brushes
  • Wood Paint Sticks
  • Duct Tape
  • Blue Tape
  • Caution Tape
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Rags
  • Garbage Bags
  • Xylene, IPA, or Denatured Alcohol
  • Thickening Agent (Cab-O-Sil, Thick-Sil, etc.)
  • Putty Knives
  • Dust Masks
  • Ear Protection
  • Safety Glasses
  • Knee Pads
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