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Old 09-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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What is the best paint to put on a garage floor? The paint has to be able to withstand various types of chemicals such as car oil, water, anti-freeze, etc. Our garage is primarily used for fixing cars and when the last paint job was exposed to these elements it started to crack and peel away immediately. Thanks in advance!

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First off, what is the floor made of?
Second, you will not ever get the BEST answer, who knows what is best?

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The floor is made of cement.
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Good oil based floor paints are urethane reinforced and water based ones are epoxy reinforced. Benjamin Moore makes the consumer market type coating I know best but SW and others have similar products.

Sort of the next step up are two part liquid epoxy coatings. Abatron makes a great product. You can add speckles and stuff. Frankly, if you are going to head this direction get an estimate from a company that sprays the epoxy on from a truck that mixes parts A&B to the exact proportions without air bubbles and at just the right temperature. The Accura dealer I used to take me care to for service had a sparkling white floor I thought really dangerous for a service department but in the years I had the car it always looks spectacular.

All the major paint companies have industrial coatings divisions and sometimes marine finishes are also worth considering. Specialty companies like US Coatings and US Coating Solutions make newer chemically resistant and nano-technology cement floor coatings and silicon reinforced products. For a price.

http://www.uscoatingsolutions.com/concrete-paint.php

Almost as important as what you choose for a coating is the prep ahead of you. You need to get all the peeling paint off, if not all the paint, and make the floor spotless of grease and anything that will interfere with adhesion. You may have to etch it for adhesion.

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Thanks a lot for that information!
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[quote=LADYJEA423;1003307]Thanks a lot for that information![/quote]



He's just full of it!
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Prep is king on coating a garage floor. Normal floor paints are not suitable for hot tire traffic. Epoxies are the most durable products for this application.

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