How to choose the best epoxy coat system for your garage
Nowadays, with so many manufacturers and epoxy products to choose from, it is frustrating and somewhat overwhelming if you don’t know exactly what you want or which an epoxy coating system will work best for you.
We have 2 main categories
Waterborne epoxy paint
High solid epoxy
WATERBORNE EPOXY PAINT
This is the favorite type for DIY. Water based epoxy is easy to apply and has a longer pot life that reduces the worry of getting it applied as quickly as other products require. It’s almost as easy to apply as paint and is why it’s advertised as paint.
HIGH SOLIDS EPOXY
The 100% solids single coat system is much thicker and will cure to approximately 10 mils or more depending on the brand. In fact, a single coat of 100% solids is more durable than two coats of a typical water based product. High solids epoxy make for a great color base coat to a multi-coat system due to their high build and are available in many choices of color options as well.
CLEAR EPOXY OR POLYURETHANE TOP COATS
To improve upon the single coat 100% solids, the next step is to add a coat or two of clear epoxy or polyurethane. This is referred to as the top coat. This clear coat system adds not only durability and thickness, but is also what gives your floor that deep gloss and shine.
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