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Should I Paint My Garage Floor? 

February 22, 2022

Homeowners and building owners can agree that a spotless garage floor quickly becomes a thing of the past. Even a moderate Colorado lifestyle can introduce your garage to spring mud and snow, hot tires, and all different types of car fluids from oil and gas to antifreeze and coolant. Dirt and grime are easily attracted and soon enough, you can’t take a trip to your own garage without a pair of shoes and a firm mat. 

Luckily, coating your garage floor will save you that headache – making it easier to clean and providing lasting protection for the peace of mind that all homeowners and building owners deserve. The caveat, though, is what type of coating to use. 

Considerations to Take Before Painting Your Garage Floor 

It is important to know that covering your garage floor is not as easy as breaking out an old can of paint. Using incorrect materials for the job can actually put your garage in worse shape than before.

On the surface, the paint seems like a cheap and easy way to protect the garage floor and freshen up the area into a usable space. This might be true in the short term, but with continual exposure to foot traffic and car parking, standard paint will begin to chip and wear. Most sealant options cannot prevent this eventual deterioration of the paint and it is definitely not worth the exposure to dangerous chemicals that are part and parcel of this solution. 

Without those dangerous sealants, and even with them given some time, you will notice the paint will eventually flake from the floor and add to the growing dust that already accumulates in a normal garage. Dust that is now mixed with acrylic can be hazardous to humans and animals that might breathe it in. This can eventually result in health complications. 

The Right Path Forward When Painting Your Garage Floor 

To ensure that your garage floor is ready for the future, look no further than Epoxy. Epoxy floor coatings are applied over concrete floors to provide a high-durability and smooth finish that can last for several years and endure heavy usage. Epoxy coating requires a slightly porous surface that is clean in order to adhere properly, and thus no other previously existing layers of sealant or damaged epoxy. It is important to know when and how to install new epoxy over an older floor

Utilizing epoxy to coat your garage floor has many advantages: 

  • Makes a shiny high-gloss surface that brightens interior areas
  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Eco-Friendly and low VOCs
  • Chemical resistant 
  • Durable surface able to withstand heavy and continuous traffic
  • Easy to clean and maintain 
  • 1-Day Installation – Vehicle-ready in 24 hours 
  • Resists oil stains and water
  • Offers enhanced safety when the surface contains anti-slip additives
  • Can be applied in different patterns to create visible driveways and/or identify walkable areas
  • Prevents wear and tear on existing concrete floors

The Consensus on Painting Your Garage Floor 

Many homeowners and building owners worry about the safety and cleanliness of their homes and businesses – the garage is no exception. When it comes to whether one should paint the floor of their garage, the necessity is not up for debate, but the material used for the job is of paramount importance. 

Epoxy floor coating is an incredibly worthwhile home upgrade, and the experts at Epoxy Colorado are here to help! Epoxy Colorado uses the most advanced, durable floor finish of its kind, with an unbeatable lifetime warranty to prove it. Check out our residential products or our commercial products to see how Epoxy Colorado can improve your home. 

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