It’s pretty amazing to see how something as simple as a garage floor epoxy coating can transform your garage from dirty and drab feeling to presenting a finished, colorful, clean showroom look.
With plenty of different options available, Spray ‘n Coat can help you pick a color and floor style that gives you the look, protection and cleanability you’ve wanted.
The first thing to know about garage floor epoxy coatings is that there is a wide variety of coatings available, and they are not all created equally.
BIG BOX EPOXY
The ”big box” stores along with the local paint stores all sell garage floor epoxy kits that are quite do-it-yourself friendly. While these kits mimic the look of a professionally installed floor, they really don’t hold up to expectations when it comes to overall performance and durability.
These kits are technically epoxy, but don’t include the diamond bit grinding peeling down the road. They are also only about as thick as regular house paint and so they will show all the blemishes in the concrete floor that our thicker, 100% solids epoxy will hide.
Another tempting option is the epoxy garage floor coatings that many painters will offer to apply. While more expensive and more durable than the epoxy garage floor kits offered at the local big box stores, these standard industrial garage floor epoxy coatings are still considered a thin film system and do not have the same performance as a true 100% solids commercial epoxy coating designed for high-performance floor application.
The painters who apply these industrial epoxy coatings on your garage floor often do not have the experience with epoxy floor coatings to know how to properly prep the floor to have the epoxy permanently bond to the concrete.