Epoxy-Seal Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
EPOXY-SEAL Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
1. What is Epoxy-Seal?
Epoxy-Seal is a blend of acrylic and epoxy resins specially formulated for concrete/garage floors.
2. Is Epoxy-Seal a two-component system?
No. Seal-Krete Epoxy-Seal is a one part system and is ready-to-use.
3. What are the color choices for Epoxy-Seal?
Epoxy-Seal comes in armor and slate gray. Color cards with additional color options are also available with the white and deep tint bases of Epoxy-Seal.
4. Will Epoxy-Seal yellow?
No. Epoxy-Seal is UV stable.
5. Where can Epoxy-Seal be applied?
Epoxy-Seal can be used in interior and exterior high traffic areas including garage floors, driveways, shop floors, basements, pool decks, walkways, patios, porches and more. Epoxy Seal an also be applied on interior and exterior walls including concrete block, stucco, brick and T-11 siding were a harder more durable scrub resistant finish is desired.
6. What type of roller should I use to apply Epoxy-Seal?
Based on the type of surface you will be coating, we would recommend one of the following rollers:
- Smooth-troweled surfaces: 3/16” – ¼” nap roller
- Broom-finished surfaces: 3/8” nap roller
- Rough or textured surfaces: ½” nap roller
7. How can lap marks be avoided when applying Epoxy-Seal?
Unless a “wet edge” is maintained during application, working back into a semi-dry or dry area can double the film thickness and result in lap marks. To avoid lap marks, paint in small sections so there is less time fore each section to dry completely before you start in on the adjacent one. Avoiding applications in direct sunlight will also minimize lap marks, since heat speeds up the drying time.
8. What should I do if I have lap marks in my recently applied Epoxy-Seal?
If lap marks have already occurred with the Epoxy Seal, a second coat, spread evenly, and applied while maintaining a wet edge is necessary to make the surface more uniform.
9. I have just painted my patio with Epoxy-Seal and some areas are shinier than others. What should I do to correct this?
Flashing is a term used to describe shiny spots that occur due to improper or non-uniform sealing of a surface that is porous or varies in porosity. The Epoxy-Seal will tend to penetrate or soak in the porous areas more than the dense areas causing apparent shiny spots on the dense area. If the surface is extremely porous or if adhesion is of concern, the surface should be primed with one coat of Seal-Krete Original Waterproofing Sealer prior to application. Otherwise, another finish coat of paint spread uniformly will generally correct the condition. Some unevenness can be expected on rougher surfaces, additional coats of paint tend to achieve better uniformity.
10. I have painted my garage floor with Epoxy-Seal and some areas have more gloss than others. What is the cause and how can I correct it?
Uneven brushing or rolling during application can result in varying film thickness and uneven gloss. Thinner films will generally be lower in sheen than thicker areas. The Epoxy-Seal must be spread uniformly to avoid this.
11. I thought my garage floor would have a satin finish after applying the Epoxy-Seal. Most areas do not have any sheen at all. Why is this?
High moisture conditions such as high humidity, dew and rain during drying can flatten satin to glossy finishes. These conditions can also cause whitening of finishes. If either of these conditions occur, application of another finish coat under more favorable conditions will be required.
12. My garage floor was painted in sections with the Epoxy-Seal and the paint varies in color. Why is this?
Colors can vary in appearance if all paints are not intermixed before application. By inter-mixing the paint, you can avoid variations in the finished paint film.
13.What is the proper preparation steps before applying Epoxy-Seal?
Click here for the Epoxy-Seal prep guide
Click here for Clean-N-Etch floor cleaning video