Why Do I Need Special Paint For A Concrete Floor?

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Painting a concrete floor is a quick and easy way to transform the appearance of your garage, basement or gym but what type of paint should you use?

When it comes to painting a concrete floor, you need to use a paint that will stand up to heavy wear. For painting concrete walls, you can use standard masonry paint or emulsion but this type of paint is not durable enough for floors. Concrete floor paint comes in a wide range of colours, from neutrals to bright vibrant shades, and will transform any space. There are several options available that will give a long-lasting, good looking finish to concrete floors. To help you decide which one’s right for your project, let’s take a look at the most popular types of floor paint:

Options For Painting Concrete

Concrete floor paints are formulated with specific applications in mind and which one you choose will depend on where you intend to use it.

1) Polyurethane Concrete Floor Paint

Ideal for areas with light traffic, polyurethane concrete floor paint dries to a beautiful high gloss finish that is easy to use. Based on polyurethane enamel resin, it creates a protective, chemical resistant coating and can also be used as a sealant. This is also suitable for external application.

2) Non-Slip Concrete Floor Paint

Perfect for use on floors with light foot traffic where spills or moisture might occur. Non-slip concrete floor paint is resin-based with a rough textured finish which provides an anti-slip gloss finish.

3) Two Pack Epoxy Floor Paint

Suitable for concrete floors with heavy footfall such as garages, MOT bays, warehouses, and busy kitchens. It provides a very hardwearing, chemically resistant coating that dries to a mirror gloss finish. It can also be applied as a sealer against dust. Apply two coats for the best results.

4) Non-Slip Two Pack Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint

When you need a longlasting, non-slip finish for a busy area where spills might occur, Non-slip Two Pack Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint is the solution. It’s ideal for areas such as factories, garages, warehouses, industrial kitchens and MOT bays. Based on epoxy resin, this paint offers a high gloss, non-slip, durable coating that is super-protective. It’s also resistant to chemicals, moisture and oil spills.

5) Solvent Free Epoxy

Solvent-Free (SF) Epoxy Floor Paint is based on an epoxy resin, low odour, with a mirror like gloss finish. SF is extremely durable and offers excellent chemical resistance suitable for concrete floors where heavy traffic will occur such as garages, industrial factory, warehouses, industrial kitchens and shop floors.

Ordering Concrete Floor Paint

Whether you’re sealing a home garage floor, transforming a basement into a gym or giving your workshop a facelift, you’ll discover a wide range of high-quality concrete floor paints at very competitive prices at TA Paints. Place your order today and take advantage of our special offer: free delivery on orders over £200.


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