Do you need to repaint the concrete floor in your warehouse, industrial plant, or retail store? Whether you want to use a floor stripping system to improve efficiency and organization, want to include branding components, or want vast swaths of color, the paint or coating you pick might be the difference between success and aggravation. Depending on usage, most manufacturers recommend applying a fresh coat every 3–5 years. Some of the best to paint for concrete floor is as under:
- Paints that are readily accessible in the marketplace
Most people will buy floor paint from a home improvement store, especially if they’re just doing a little amount of striping. Such paint, on the other hand, is almost definitely not suited for floors that are subjected to heavy foot and machine usage. Eventually, you’ll have to repaint, which will cost you much more in the long term. In general, we recommend staying away from latex and water-based paints, as these types of paint have considerably shorter lifespans and are less durable. For flooring, an epoxy-based paint or paint with a polyurethane base is usually recommended (see below).
Also keep in mind that while DIY paint projects are great for private residences, they might appear highly unprofessional in a warehouse or plant. So, unless you’re an expert painter, hiring a professional will save you a lot of time (and possibly humiliation).
- Paint with a high tensile strength
Working with an industrial painting professional that can provide a more lasting paint kind that is particularly developed for industrial flooring is another alternative. Specialized characteristics, like corrosion resistance or increased durability, may be included in this paint. For large-scale flooring projects, you’ll want to hire a professional contractor since any amateur error (such as leaving the paint to cure at the wrong temperature) may wreak havoc and cost you money.
- Epoxy is a coating material.
Unlike paint, an epoxy floor coating is a two-part solution that chemically binds to create a super-strong finish. These include metallic sheen and broken quartz. Epoxy coatings are waterproof and resistant to abrasions, impacts, foot activity, and regular cleaning. (Note that, unlike paints, you may choose a water-based epoxy that is durable enough for an industrial floor.) As previously said, epoxy-based paints may be purchased at home improvement stores; however, bear in mind that these products may include as little as 30% solids by volume, whereas professional-grade formulations generally contain 90 to 100 percent for a longer-lasting layer.
We recommend hiring an expert epoxy contractor to properly prepare your floor and guarantee the correct application environment to minimize blisters, bubbles, or other bonding problems in the final coating.