Dries in just 12 hours
Easy to apply with brush or roller
Hard wearing, mid gloss appearance
Simple to clean with a neutral cleaner
HOW TO APPLY
Before painting you will need to ensure the surface to be painted is dry, clean and doesn't have any loose of flaky parts on it. So that the paint sticks you'll also need to sand any existing painted surfaces. Click the Learn More button for preparation information on new and bare concrete or if your surface is oily.
Stir the contents of the curing agent and resin thoroughly, then mix the resin with the curing agent in the larger tin. Use immediately as you only have 1-2 hours to apply it. The paint can be applied with a brush or roller.
The first coat should be left for 12-18 hours before applying the second (based on warm drying conditions of 15°C with good ventilation). If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be lightly abraded before the second coat is applied.
Yes, Epoxy paints are indeed stronger - as they are two part, the chemical reaction is greater which means the paint is stronger, tougher and lasts longer. Specifically for garage use, a single pack paint is not designed to withstand the chemicals in the tyres, but the formulation in our epoxy means it’s not only resistant to those chemicals but grease and oil too. An Epoxy is still quite easy to use, all you need to do is mix the two parts together in the larger tin and apply with a roller (and brush for edges). Just make sure the surface is prepared before application – check out our how to apply for full information.
This is suitable for use in an unheated garage, however you must make sure that at the time of application the temperature is above 10°C for the product to cure properly.
We would recommend undertaking a small trial area aif you are unsure as to the chemical composition of the substrate, just in case their is any reaction between our product and theirs, or in case it does not bond properly and flakes up within a week or so of use. It is also worth noting how porous the substrate is prior to application. If you pour some water on it and it soaks in rapidly or puddles on top you will likely need a primer. If it soaks in gently and is not a dusty surface the likelihood is you can just paint straight on top and it will be fine.
we recommend removing all of the previous coating and then undertaking a porosity test - it may be that the concrete is too smooth and dense to allow paint to bond with it. Pour some water on the bare surface, and if is soaks in gently then it is porous, if it doesn't it is non porous and will require a primer. you may also have surface laitance (dust) which is preventing the paint from bonding. in this case once the old coating is completely removed you can use our concrete etchant to prepare the surface. Finally, you need to make sure if you have vehicles using the garage that you use an epoxy paint such as our garage floor paint, otherwise the tyres will cause the paint to lift.
The concrete should be left for at least 4 weeks and then treated with Concrete Etchant to remove excess alkalinity and provide a key for the product to bond to. This can be swept away with a broom and the floor should be clean and dry before application.