Garage floor paint for the looks and protection
Vehicle garage floors are subject to many factors that damage the surface as it ages; oil and grease spills, abrasion, and heavy mechanical loads all affect the surface durability. The aging of the floor can be slowed down and maintenance postponed by applying garage floor paint, which not only protects the surface but also improves its appearance.
In this article you will find the best reviewed garage floor paints, prices and a list of contractors in the UK who apply industrial garage floor coatings.
5 good reasons for garage floor paint
Garage floor a usually made of either concrete or stone; whatever the case, the surface needs protection. There are several ways, to achieve protection to some degree, including garage floor coverings. However, coating the garage floor has been proven to be the most durable and cost effective protection method for the floors.
Next to those advantages, there are five other reasons to go for coating in your garage.
- Easier to clean: makes the surface less porous and prevents absorption of oil, petrol and grease;
- Hides imperfections on the floor;
- Increases safety by making the floor less slippery;
- Positively contributes to the atmosphere in the garage;
- Has a smaller effect on your wallet than other garage floor finishing options.
Choose the best garage floor paint
Now, that you know coating your garage floor is a good idea, we need to determine which coating you should choose for. What is good to know is that you should never go for a regular interior wall or floor paint due to the fact that they simply are not durable enough in such a demanding environment as garage. But what should you choose for then?
Ask yourself the following 3 questions, and you’ll be a step closer to the right paint!
- In what condition is your floor? New, painted, damaged etc.
- What is the level of protection needed and from what?
- How big is you budget for the complete coating job?
In general you have two options to coat your garage floor; it is all about garage floor paint vs epoxy!
Option #1 | Highest floor quality for vehicle garages with epoxy paint
Epoxies exist as paint and coatings. Epoxy garage floor paint is the most durable paint product that can be applied as DIY job; it is often waterborne and exists as 1 and 2 part systems. The high quality is also seen in the price of the products
In general epoxy paint is suitable for any concrete garage floor type and applicable on painted or damaged floors. You only should watch out with extreme temperature fluctuations and new concrete which may still be moist and cause poor adhesion.
Tip: Epoxy garage floor coating is for you if you are looking to coat an often used vehicle garage floor and expect high durability from the coating.
Option #2 | Inexpensive garage floor paint for at home
Latex garage floor paints have the best price – quality ratio. They are rather durable, and definitely affordable. They are also suitable for garages with high traffic. After proper surface preparation they are applicable on new, damaged and painted concrete garage floors.
Also polyurethane paint is a suitable coating for garage floors. It can either be applied as a basecoat, or topcoat on epoxy flooring to create the most durable garage floor coating system.
Tip: If you wish to paint your low traffic garage floor at the lowest possible cost, choose for masonry paint. For example the products from Albany Quality Paints are recommendable. Note that it will still require a primer and non-slip additives to be optimal.
Garage floor paint products in the UK
In the following overview you will find some epoxy and paint suggestions to apply on your garage floor.
|Epoxy||Rust-Oleum||EpoxyShield Garage Floor Coating Kit, includes 2K epoxy garage floor coating, cleaning solution, decoration chips, paint paddle and instruction DVD.||£78.00 (Kit)||25 sq m|
|Epoxy||Rust-Oleum||EpoxyShield Ultra 5200 waterborne epoxy floor paint for garage floors.||£55.00 (5 L)||35 sq m|
|Epoxy||Rust-Oleum||Pegakote Floor Paint, 2K epoxy garage floor coating.||£44.00 ( 4 Kg)||13 sq m|
|Epoxy||Sika||Sikafloor Garage, 2K heavy duty garage floor paint.||£83.00 (6 Kg)||24 sq m|
|Epoxy||PPG||Nu-Klad SL, 3 component, solvent free self levelling epoxy industrial garage floor paint.||£230.00 (15.24 Kg)||5 sq m|
|Paint||Leyland||Heavy Duty Floor Paint (tile red), polyurethane alkyd resin garage floor coating with satin finish. Reviewed 5/5 at Screwfix.||£36.00 (5 L)||55 sq m|
|Paint||Ronseal||Diamond Hard Garage Floor Paint, for concrete and stone floors.||£9.00 (1 L)||12 sq m|
|Paint||Coo-Var||Profloor Heavy Duty 2K garage floor paint.||£110.00 (5 Kg)||40 sq m|
|Paint||Wilko||Garage Floor Paint (grey). Reviewed 5/5 at Wilko.||£25.00 (2.5 L)||30 sq m|
If you are seeking any further information regarding the garage floor coating products, share your question with us. Our coating specialists’ expertise is at your disposal.
Contractors applying garage floor paint
When the plan is to coat a larger garage, it is wise to let the job done by a garage floor contractor. Here we’ll introduce few.
|GARAGE FLOOR CONTRACTOR||ADDRESS|
|Gallagher Flooring||17 Reddicap Trading Estate, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 7BU|
|IFC Industrial Floor Contractors||67 Coltham Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV12 5QF|
|Flowstone Industrial Flooring||483 Green Lanes, Enfield, London, N13 4BS|
In case you are interested in other garage floor paint contractors near you, do not hesitate to send us a message. Our coating experts are happy to help!
The price of the garage floor coating job is dependent on:
- The state of the floor; need for initial preparation
- The garage floor paint or coating
- The size of the area
This is also the information you should provide the contractor with, prior to receiving a quote. This information helps the contractor to give you an accurate price estimate! In addition, providing the contractor with drawings or photos of your project, further helps them tailor a close to precise quote.