Your garage floor is an essential part of your home and keeping it in good condition is crucial. One way to do this is by painting it with the ‘right’ paint. There are several options available, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of garage floor paint and help you choose the right one for your needs.
Epoxy Paint – Flortex Professional Garage Floor Paint
Flortex Professional is a 100% solids pure epoxy floor paint is the most popular and successful choice for garage floors due to its toughness and durability. It is a two-part system that consists of a resin and a hardener. When mixed, they form an impervious easy to clean and highly resistant to chemicals, oil, and water. Furthermore, the coating will provide a tough and durable surface that will easily withstand heavy use, traffic, and equipment. Available in a range of colours and finishes, Flortex Professional Garage Floor Paint can even be mixed with coloured flakes to provide added texture and flare.
Prior to the application of the top-coat (Flortex Professional) it is important to prime and seal the surface with the most suitable epoxy primer to ensure the best adhesion possible. Please see our separate sheet ‘Choosing the Best Floor Primer’
Polyurethane Floor Paint – PB Floor Paint
If you’re looking for an extra-durable concrete floor paint but you’re on a tight budget, Polycote PB Floor Paint is a great option. This high-solids polyurethane based floor paint creates a tough, abrasion-resistant coating. Being polyurethane rather than oil or water-based, it is not as brittle as and will not chip so easily.
PB Floor Paint is a great option if you plan on using your garage as a workspace and is both easy to apply and lesser in price that the epoxy versions. However, it’s not as resistant as epoxy paint to chemicals and oil spills, so if you plan on working on cars or other machinery, you may need to consider a different option.
Acrylic Latex Paint – Flortex Clearseal
Another cost-effective option for painting your garage floor is Flortex Clearseal, which is a clear acrylic latex paint. This type of paint is easy to apply and dries quickly, making it an ideal choice to help seal the surface and hold back the dust.
Ultimately, the type of garage floor paint you choose will depend on your needs, budget, and preferences. Consider factors such as durability, ease of application, and resistance to chemicals and oil spills when making your decision.
However, our final strong advice is ‘Don’t Go Cheap’. If the paint you choose does not stick to the floor due to underlying problems such as loose dusty surface, rising damp or oil contamination, it will obviously start to flake and peel – and the labour and equipment needed to remove the failed coating, before re-painting, will most likely cost more than the paint itself!
- A floor with flaking paint looks far worse than one not painted at all.
- Loose and flaking paint MUST be removed before re-painting otherwise you will be totally wasting your time! To paint a previous coating that has not stuck to the floor, you might as well paint over a sheet of paper and then wonder why the paint didn’t stick to the floor!!! Pretty obvious we know, but you would be amazed how many people just ‘hope’ the new paint will miraculously stick to the concrete.
Do it once and do it right! With the right garage floor paint, you can keep your garage or workspace looking great for many years to come and as a proof to that statement, we have customers working daily on garage floors that were painted 10, 15 and 20 years ago!
Preparing Your Garage Floor for Painting
Benefits of Painting Your Garage Floor
How To Stop Garage Floor Paint From Peeling
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