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So, is there a difference between epoxy paint and epoxy floor paints?

YES

Let's focus on the most common high solids (low solvent), or solvent free epoxy coatings. These are common epoxies that can be formulated for either floors or all other things. Note that there are also water based floor epoxies. More about these later.

 

The big difference between floor epoxy and regular epoxy paints is something called THIXOTROPHY. This is a physical property that deals with something that becomes more 'liquid' when agitated and more 'gelled' when left alone. (For more on thixotrophy click here).

 

When you paint a wall you want the paint at the top of the wall to stay in place and be as thick as the paint at the bottom of the wall. This is thixotrophy. Water is not thixotrophic and when you wet a wall with it the water all flows down and the top of the wall dries first - because all the water has 'slid' down to the bottom of the wall.

 

So, regular epoxy paints have thixotrophic agents added to them.

 

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Floor epoxy paints do not have thixotrophic agents in them. Thus they work best on horizontal surfaces like floors. And without the thixotrophic additives floor epoxies do a better job of flowing out and self leveling.  In many ways floor epoxy paints are more like basic, plain, raw epoxy resins with pigment added.  So this give self-leveling points to floor epoxies. SELF LEVELING

 

There can be other differences too. Floors are a pretty stable surface but non floor surfaces can have a good bit of flex associated with them (like the thin walls of a large liquid storage tank).  FLEX

 

Also storage tanks areas often contain very strong chemicals that floors are not often associated with. CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

 

Many epoxy paints end up on tanks, sumps, ships etc. Now all epoxies will slowly degrade and yellow with exposure to solar UV. That said, some epoxy 'flavors' handle outdoor weathering better than others. Garage and slab floors, generally speaking, don't need the enhanced weather resistance. So another issue is: WEATHERING

 

There is a strong link between the time you have to apply the epoxy and how long it takes to fully cure. There is generally more pressure to put a floor back into service than a wall, so floor epoxies try to balance working time with cure time while regular epoxy paints are more interested in longer working times. POT LIFE

 

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 So can you use 'regular' epoxy paint on your floor? Yes, of course. It many require a bit more rolling out to get it to 'flow out' - this is often addressed with the addition of some solvent to the epoxy which will make it thinner and easier to self level (also longer pot life, but decreased epoxy properties).

 

Can you use epoxy floor paint on your walls? Yes, and probably without much concern on rough cinder block walls but maybe more thinning and runs on a smooth vertical surface. Generally  if folks want to paint the 'apron' around the slab, say 12 inches high, not a problem either.

 

 


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DIY EPOXY PAINT floor vs regular resin systems - Differences
Garage type floor epoxy vs. regular epoxy paint


WATER BASED FLOOR EPOXIES

Water based floor epoxies are very very thin and runny. The work on porous surfaces but if not on a floor expect to apply several coats and watch out for lots of drips. Bottom line, generally just for floors - plus they need a lot of open surface exposure to allow the water to evaporate away.


Commercial - industrial grade - solvent free floor epoxy - how the PRO's do it

That's purchasing a commercial grade, solvent free floor epoxy (like our Industrial Floor Epoxy) and optional chips separately. Our Industrial Floor Epoxy is sold in 1.5 gallon kits and 15 gallon units (actually any gallon amount 15 gallons or more). The 15 plus gallon orders are shipped direct from the factory. The 1.5 gal units cover about 180-200 sf and a 15 gal kit covers 2000 sf. Chips can and should be purchased direct from the chip manufactures (Chips Unlimited is one manufacturer). Find Industrial Floor Epoxy in our catalog - CLICK HERE .

Solvent free Industrial Floor Epoxy can be sold and used in all 50 states.


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Epoxy Floor Coatings - Sampler Kits

1) NEW Epoxy Floor/ Deck non slip coating  (ROUGH COAT (TM) FLOOR EPOXY) Check out the  8 oz test kit of Rough Coat (tm) - a tan colored  solvent based epoxy floor coating with non slip grit already mixed in. Standard unit size is one gallon which covers about 160 sf. Texture is suitable for bare feet. Use on boat decks, garage floors, shower areas etc.  This product is featured on the GreatThings4u.com website.

2) Solvent Free Industrial Floor Epoxy - 48 oz test kit of IFF in beige or light gray. Tired of the low end stuff sold in mass market box stores or hard sell epoxy flooring web sites run by a marketing major and staffed with ex-shoe salesman just interested in your money? Check out our industrial - commercial (you can buy 15 gallon units), solvent free, Industrial Floor Epoxy (even the product name is simple, no frills labeling). Use with or without chips (order separately - picking colors and percentages), and with or without clear epoxy or poly intermediate or topcoats. Shop like a Professional - where you pick and select what you need. This product is featured on the Best Epoxies  website.

CLICK HERE (floor epoxy paint options) to see these products in our online catalog.

 

The Benefits of Solvent Free Epoxies

(zero VOC - 100% solids)

(Same for epoxy paints and epoxy floor paints - see differences between)

 

* A smooth non-porous, cleanable with strong cleaners surface (thus antimicrobial - mold and mildew resistant) and great  for children's play rooms, bathrooms, showers etc.). Thus common in garage, shops, labs, trailers, etc.

* Solvent free epoxies little or no odor and no solvents to fill the air (great news for allergy and asthma prone during application)

* Wet thickness equals dry thickness (and it is a thick coating to start with) - so equal in thickness to many coats of 'regular' paint.

* Thick and self leveling it fills and hides small chips, depressions, cracks etc. Fill them during application and they will not reappear when the epoxy cures.

 

DISADVANTAGES - all solvent free epoxies yellow, especially in sunlight --- they will scratch ---  they have a surface bond only so they needs a top notch bonding surface to adhere to --- there are MOISTURE DURING CURE issues -- solvent free epoxies have a short pot life (working time during application) - air escaping from concrete can form bubbles in the thick solvent free epoxy (there are ways around this, but you need to be told of this possible issue).

 

CONSUMER WARNINGS - *** Some questionable epoxy vendors like to imply that only their solvent free epoxy has these benefits, which is not true. *** Some questionable epoxy vendors will compare their solvent free epoxy to other vendor's water based epoxies and solvent based epoxies. These are unfair comparisons designed to make their products look 'superior.'***  Some questionable vendors will deny their epoxy yellows (water based epoxies have limited yellowing - dark colors don't show yellowing). *** Some vendors will promote 'special epoxies (novolac, cycloaliphatic, flake filled, coal tar, etc.)  when they are not necessary for your intended application. *** Some questionable epoxy vendors will 'forget to mention' the potential disadvantages and problems listed above.  *** No epoxy vendor can know the condition and suitability of your surface for an epoxy coating, nor can they oversee your surface preparation, and weather/environmental conditions during your DIY epoxy application. So all vendor Warranty documents  have a built in escape mechanism and are presented only as marketing tools to get your business. All that an epoxy vendor can actually warranty is that when mixed correctly the product will harden and have the physical properties described in the product data sheet. An honest epoxy vendor will tell you this up-front.

 

 

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