One of the most popular choices for painting industrial floors is epoxy paint.These resin-based paints have numerous benefits over acrylics, including improved durability and slip-resistance. Is epoxy paint right for your project? Let’s find out.
What Is Epoxy Paint?
Epoxy paint cures by the reaction between a resin and a hardener. Two components of epoxy paint are mixed before application. When properly mixed and applied, epoxy paint dries to a durable finish which can resist wear and chemical spills. This paint is often applied to concrete or metal surfaces. It is essential to take the right approach to combining resin and hardener. Your paint manufacturer or supplier should provide clear instructions regarding the mixing ratio.
When Should You Use Epoxy Floor Paint?
Whenever you need durability, chemical resistance, and low wear-and-tear, you should consider epoxy paint. This paint is commonly used for painting concrete floors in warehouses, workshops, hangars, factories, and more.
Benefits Of Epoxy Floor Paint
- Durability – Epoxy paint is highly durable. It’s designed to withstand heavy continuous foot and vehicle traffic.
- Cost Efficiency – The price of epoxy paint per square metre is often surprisingly low. Additionally, when applied correctly epoxy paint can last for many years without the need to repaint or refresh, thus saving you money long-term.
- Easy Cleaning – Epoxy paint doesn’t require any special approach to cleaning to stay in excellent condition for years.
- Decoration – It offers an appealing glossy finish and comes in a variety of colours.
- Easy Application – Epoxy paint doesn’t require any special application skills, tools, or additional adhesives. It dries fully in about a week.
- Oil and Chemical Resistance – Epoxy paint offers impressive oil, water, and chemical resistance properties.
- Protection – Epoxy paint protects the concrete floor from wear-and-tear, thus saving you money on repairs.
- Low-Maintenance – This paint doesn’t need any special maintenance to retain its durability and chemical resistance properties.
- Safety – Epoxy paint comes with a slip-resistant component, making it an excellent choice for spaces where spillages are common.
At TA Paints, we have an impressive selection of epoxy floor paint for numerous applications. If you would like advice choosing the right floor paint, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information, you can also download our free Ultimate Floor Paint Guide.