Epoxy Paint

Epoxy paint advantages;

  • Excellent Adhesion
  • Tough Wearing
  • High Building
  • Chemical & Heat resistent
  • Good Electrical Insulating Properties
  • Good-to-excellent Mechanical Properties.

Epoxy Paint Application

Epoxy coatings are used because of their outstanding chemical resistance, durability, low porosity and strong bond strength. Epoxy based paint can be formulated to be field applied, brushed-on, rolled-on, or troweled-on.

  • Epoxy paint is typically used on Floor coatings for cement or metal deck floors.
  • Epoxies are also used as Primers
  • Epoxy is also used for Marine coatings because of their high solids, superior adhesion properties and abrasion resistance.
  • They are also used as fire-retardants in severe application areas and uses such as chemical plants, naval ships and commercial aircraft.
  • Can be clear or in a variety of standard or custom colored epoxy paint.

Two-Component Epoxy Coatings (2K Epoxy)

Epoxy coatings are normally used by professionals for industrial or for long lasting floor coatings and primers. Many epoxies are used as 100% Solids for flooring on industrial and retail uses because they are tough wearing when applied over properly prepared surfaces.

  • The use of some solvents in a Two-Part Epoxy system are very common in many types of primers on steel that requires strong adhesion in tough environments such as chemical plants, truck and trailer parts and oil infrastructure facilities, such as pipelines and refineries.
  • Water-based epoxy paints are also used for priming metal for industry and manufacturing applications.  They are commonly used on Retail store floors and light to medium industrial floors, as well as by homeowners on their basement floors, .

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Protek Paint manufacturers High Solids Epoxy white intumescent coatings for many types of substrates. The Two-part epoxy white is typically used on structural steel for mines, oil refineries, oil rigs, aircraft, ships and building uses.

Epoxy Paint For Concrete Industrial Floors

Epoxy floor paint is commonly used in warehouses, garages, retail locations for superior wear and tear. Also for the variety of colours that can be used to compliment the floor with its’ surroundings.

Impact Resistant

Epoxy paint is extremely strong and impact resistant by being flexible as well as providing strength, meaning it won’t fracture, crack, or split if items are dropped or driven over the surface. Due to this strength, epoxy paint is commonly used in warehouses, garages, and auto repair shops.

Slip Resistance

Our water-based, two-part acrylic epoxy system is able to provide a safe, slip-resistant surface, partially due to the lower sheen. If the area is one of heavy traffic, consider using a 100% solids non-slip textured epoxy paint, which provides a textured surface for an extra level of protection, that exceeds UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) requirements. The additional textured surface is commonly used for platforms, ramps, machine shops, and marinas.

Water & Chemical Resistant

When dry, epoxy paint provides a seal that protects the concrete from underlying ground water and from any water or liquid that gets spilled on the ground. Epoxy paint is also resistant to chemical spills. The chemicals will not soak into the paint or the substrate that it is covering, making for easy cleanup and protection for the substrate.

Fire Resistant

Any coating that slows or stops fire from spreading on a surface or suppresses the fire, is a Fire Retardant coating. This is achieved mostly by the coating Intumescing or rising to give a protective insulating barrier between the flame source and the combustible and the off-gassing of carbon dioxide to keep the oxygen, one of the fuels, away from the spreading flames. This is done through a variety of different types of systems and pigmentation or clear finishes.

Impact Resistant

Epoxy paint is extremely strong and impact resistant by being flexible as well as providing strength, meaning it won’t fracture, crack, or split if items are dropped or driven over the surface. Due to this strength, epoxy paint is commonly used in warehouses, garages, and auto repair shops.

Slip Resistance

Our water-based, two-part acrylic epoxy system is able to provide a safe, slip-resistant surface, partially due to the lower sheen. If the area is one of heavy traffic, consider using a 100% solids non-slip textured epoxy paint, which provides a textured surface for an extra level of protection, that exceeds UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) requirements. The additional textured surface is commonly used for platforms, ramps, machine shops, and marinas.

Water & Chemical Resistant

When dry, epoxy paint provides a seal that protects the concrete from underlying ground water and from any water or liquid that gets spilled on the ground. Epoxy paint is also resistant to chemical spills. The chemicals will not soak into the paint or the substrate that it is covering, making for easy cleanup and protection for the substrate.

Fire Resistant

Any coating that slows or stops the flame spreading on a surface or even the intensity of the fire, is a Fire Retardant coating. This is achieved mostly by the coating Intumescing or rising to give a protective insulating barrier between the flame source and the combustible and the off gassing of carbon dioxide to keep the oxygen, one of the fuels, away from the spreading flames. This is normally achieved through a variety of different types of systems and pigmentation or clear finishes.

Epoxy Paint on Marine

Most Marine coatings are part of a system. Epoxy top coats should always be applied over a recommended anti-corrosive coating system. Common with any type of Epoxy system, Marine Epoxy is subject to chalking and discoloration due to exterior UV exposure. Typically, Marine coatings are suitable for use in a wide range of environments including offshore structures, petrochemical facilities, bridges, pulp and paper mills, and the power industry.

The rate of these adverse effects will be dictated by the climatic conditions that the coating is exposed to. But these effects will have no adverse effect on any anti-corrosive or wearing properties of the coating itself. These effects will only be on the outer most reaches of the coating itself.

Level of sheen and surface finish is dependent on the application method. Avoid using a mixture of application methods whenever possible. In most cases, two coats are recommended to give a uniform finish.

Applications can be epoxy spray paint (Airless Spray, Pressure Pot or Conventional Air Spray), Brush and/or Roller. Usually, there will be a specified film thickness and many times more than one coat will be necessary to achieve the specified dry film thickness (DFT). 10C or 50F are normally the minimum application temperature.

Epoxy Paint For Wood

Our Protekor Epoxy system is commonly referred to as a wood petrifier. Our specially formulated Two Part Epoxies can be used to help to restore old buildings and/or their facades, like window trim. Many Historic buildings are meant to be represented as they were constructed and as they were in their time period.

The use of a specially formulated, low viscosity, highly penetrative epoxy that is commonly used for marine and aerospace coatings, can help to make soft or ‘punky’ wood on window frame ledges become strong and back to becoming an integral part of the original look of the building.

The Protekor Epoxy system is an excellent product to restore your project.

Epoxy Paint For Wood

Our Protekor Epoxy system is commonly referred to as a wood petrifier. Our specially formulated Two Part Epoxies can be used to help to restore old buildings and/or their facades, like window trim. Many Historic buildings are meant to be represented as they were constructed and as they were in their time period.

The use of a specially formulated, low viscosity, highly penetrative epoxy that is commonly used for marine and aerospace coatings, can help to make soft or ‘punky’ wood on window frame ledges become strong and back to becoming an integral part of the original look of the building.

The Protekor Epoxy system is an excellent product to restore your project.

Epoxy Garage Paint for Great Floor Coatings

While epoxy floors are very common, for serious and demanding applications the epoxy is either used as a single colour, as a ‘pour’ with other colours, mixed with or applied under and above with quartz sand or acrylic chips. Epoxy paint for garage floors gives an excellent adherent, chemical resistant and tough wearing floor to the consumer.

  • Available in 100% Solids Epoxy or Water-Based Epoxy, they are both Two-Component and require a predetermined Part A and Part B that must be mixed together.
  • 100% Solids Epoxy has an immediate induction or mix in time.
  • Available in a variety of either clear, stock colours or custom colours.

If the preferred look is for coloured quartz then the epoxy is coated over the clear primed surface and the choice of either applying the coloured or mixed coloured quartz over the clear epoxy primer or over the first clear coat epoxy.

Then a top coat of clear epoxy is applied to lock in the quartz and prevent penetration of water, chemicals and/or salts into the substrate below.

Epoxy Pool Paint

Epoxy coatings for cement pools are a common application, as the epoxy is resistant to water and chlorine/bromine or salts. It is also resistant to acids, chemical stains and algae. Pool Epoxy is formulated to adhere to concrete, as well as Steel and Fiberglass surfaces.

The surface once coated would emulate the look of a Bathtub. Bare concrete will need to be acid etched and neutralized. If you are redoing your pool any peeling surfaces should be stripped chemically. Care must be taken when handling these types of corrosive products.

Epoxy Pool Paint

Epoxy coatings for cement pools are a common application, as the epoxy is resistant to water and chlorine/bromine or salts. It is also resistant to acids, chemical stains and algae. Pool Epoxy is formulated to adhere to concrete, as well as Steel and Fiberglass surfaces.

The surface once coated would emulate the look of a Bathtub. Bare concrete will need to be acid etched and neutralized. If you are redoing your pool any peeling surfaces should be stripped chemically. Care must be taken when handling these types of corrosive products.

Epoxy Paint Manufacturer

Protek Paint has been manufacturing epoxy paints for the past 70 years. We have expanded our coatings for industrial metal applications and cement floors. We would be happy to help you with your epoxy paint supplier needs.

Epoxy Paint FAQ’s

What is an Epoxy?

Epoxies are polymer materials that begin as liquids and are chemically changed into a solid. An epoxy-based polymer is mechanically strong, chemically resistant to degradation from chemical elements in the solid form, and highly adhesive during conversion from liquid to solid. There are a wide range of basic epoxy chemicals from which an epoxy coating system can be formulated.

What are epoxies?

Physically epoxy coating systems contain two components, resins and hardeners. The resin component is usually light, sometimes almost clear coloured, and almost odour free. Hardeners are usually darker and have a slight odour. When these two components are mixed, they will chemically bond together, and once the chemical reaction has finished, they will form a strong and rigid plastic like material.

What are epoxies used for?

Applications of epoxy-based materials are extensive and include coatings, adhesives and composite materials like carbon fibre and glass-reinforced plastic. There are even special epoxy coating formulations that offer increased chemical resistance, increased temperature resistance, and the ability to be applied underwater. Used for industrial uses for tough wearing cement floor coating or checker plated metal floor coatings, Chemical resistant applications in chemical or petrochemical plants, Marine coatings for their adhesion and wear properties and for Industrial, Aerospace and Marine coatings for Fire-retardancy.

How Expensive Is Epoxy Paint?

The best epoxies are normally relatively expensive, especially industrial strength epoxies. If you find inexpensive industrial epoxies on the market, chances are they may have been “watered down” with either non-phenol or solvents. These diluted cheaper epoxies are lower performing epoxies and will not stand up to repeated use as well as true industrial strength epoxies. Businesses looking for ‘floor epoxies’ are advised to invest in an unaltered industrial strength floor coating and avoid diluted down epoxies. The consumer will ‘get what they pay for’.

Do You Have To Sand Epoxy Primer Before Painting?

Typically, no sanding or other type of abrasion would be required between coats of Epoxy topcoats or epoxy primers. If applied normally within 24 hours the coatings will still cross-link with one-another and will form a strong chemical bond. This is one of the benefits of Two-Part Epoxies.