Are you worried about installing the best epoxy coating system in your garage that doesn't affect your wallet either?
You can solve this problem by learning about the different epoxy products available and their installation together as systems. This article will help you learn about the other options available to get your hands on the best one.
Before you begin, you need to learn what makes up your basic epoxy products and systems.
WATERBORNE EPOXY PAINT
Water-based epoxy is easily applied and does not dry quickly. So you don't have to worry about applying it quickly like other epoxy products. Using it is as easy as painting a wall. For this reason, companies like to market this type of product to DIYers.
These kits are designed as a one-coat system with about 50% solid epoxy content and a coverage rate of about 250 square feet. You can apply it easily and harden it into a thin coat of about 3 mils with a matte to a semi-gloss finish. However, they are not expensive, so they are the least durable type of epoxy.
HIGH SOLIDS EPOXY
These are the best solid epoxies because they contain high solids. They are used commercially and have the best resistance to stains, abrasion, and chemicals.
High solids epoxy is a pure solid, so a one-coat system is thicker and cures to about 10 mils or more depending on the brand. A single coat of 100% solid epoxy is said to be more durable than two coats of a typical water-based product.
However, it is not as easy to use as water-based epoxy, as it has a shorter pot life and must be applied within 30 to 40 minutes of mixing.
CLEAR EPOXY OR POLYURETHANE TOP COATS
If you want to improve the 100% solid epoxy in one coat, you only need to add one or two coats of clear epoxy or polyurethane. This is called the topcoat. This final coat adds durability, thickness, and a deep shine and luster to your floor.
You can also add additional paint chips to your base coat. You can sprinkle them on sparingly or apply them liberally to add texture, durability, and slip resistance to your floor.
BEST GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COATING SYSTEM
The premium multi-coat epoxy system is the best of all. You'll need a primer, a 100% solids base coat, colored acrylic paint chips (optional), and one or two coats of clear epoxy or polyurethane finish. These types of flooring systems can last 15 to 20 years or more.
In summary, epoxy coating is the best way to give your garage floor new life for a long time. Before starting, all you need is to compare different brands to get the best quality and maximum supplies with the kits and cover your budget.Back to News list