When trying to choose the best garage floor paint, there are a number of factors to take into consideration. After all, when trying to find the right epoxy coating for your garage floor, not all epoxy paints are made equal. There are so many variations and factors- from water based and solvent based to 100% solids epoxy. Some manufacturers promise crazy low prices for the same volume of product. So what exactly should you be looking for when comparing garage floor epoxy floor paint? Read on to learn more about types of epoxy floor coatings and how to differentiate the quality.Maverick Composites in Jupiter provides top quality epoxy coatings at competitive prices. Call us today for your premium epoxy paints.
There are so many types of epoxy floor coating that it’s essential to learn the basic properties of these different types and what will best suit your needs. Being informed will help you out greatly when making a decision regarding which product is best for you. Water or solvents are the typical type of carrier agent for epoxy resins, and they help with the adhesion, ease of application, and self-leveling of these epoxy paints. Water or solvent-based carrier agents help with guaranteeing a longer period for application, or the pot life. Due to how easy it is to apply, these types of epoxies tend to be the preferred solution for the DIY crowd as they are more user friendly. The average pot life of these epoxies are about 2 hours, so you don’t have to rush to get the floor coated, and they also apply smoothly. However, these types of carrier agents evaporate once applied, leaving you with a thinner floor coating than what was initially applied. Solvent lasts longer than its water based counterpart, and has been the traditionally preferred carrier agent.
An 100% solids epoxy like some of the epoxy floor paint Maverick Composites carries does not contain any solvents or water to evaporate. Thus, they offer a thicker dry film coating of about 10 mils or more depending on which manufacturer you get it from. There are also no VOC’s to worry about, making these epoxies better for the environment. These types of coatings are typically utilized for commercial applications and also for garage floors. The 100% solids epoxy we offer is more resistant to abrasion, chemicals, and stains than its water based counterparts. Moreover, we are able to get more aesthetic appeal out of our paints as they can accept vinyl acrylic flakes. Our 100% epoxy paints can last upwards of 20 years or more.
100% solids are the most cost-effective garage floor coatings when it comes to thickness and durability, as they will last you longer and not have to be replaced as often as its water or solvent-based cousins.Maverick Composites in Jupiter offers some of the best garage floor paint on the market. Call us today to order your premium epoxy floor paint!