From start to finish Protek Paint has some of the very best coatings to protect your investment whether it is your home, warehouse, restaurant, retail store, gymnasium or office space.
Floor Paint Protection
When we are talking about protecting your floor, it begins with a traditional floor coating that is enhanced with modern technologies. These improvements protect is your cement floor and allow you to add your own style and colouring to the project.
Protek Industrial Floor Paint – World-Class Coatings
Protek Paint manufacturers several products that are specifically designed for Industrial purposes. These paints and coatings offer Industrial strength and most require professional application.
- Two-part (2K) Epoxy 100% Solids
- Two-part (2K) Water Based Epoxy
- Moisture Cured Urethane
- Two-part (2K) Urethane (both water-based & solvent based)
- Two-part (2K) Polysaporatic
Commercial Floor Coatings
If the floor being protected is your commercial offices or restaurant then the coating choices would be Two-Part (2K) Water-based Epoxy, Two-Part (2K) 100% Solids Epoxy or Moisture Cured Urethanes. One additional coating, Polyasporatic Paints allow for a quicker return to service and deliver superior results, but must be applied by professionals only.
Floor Coatings for Warehouse and Retail Stores
Concrete floor paint protection for Warehouse, Retail Stores or other Commercial uses that requires minimal down time. The coating must cure immediately and have long-term durability. The best results are normally achieved by abrading the floor with either a concrete scarifier or Blastrac to open the cement surface to allow for penetration of the first coat and then a quick second coat. This second coat should cross-link with the first coat so that a mechanical bond and a chemical bond is properly formed.
Coatings that can deliver cross-linking to an abraded cement floor will deliver superior results.
Concrete Floor Paint
Many people think that epoxy concrete floor paint is the best way of painting your concrete floor. Historically, this is correct as mentioned with the above products;
- Two Part (2K) 100% Solids Epoxy
- Two Part (2K) Water Based Epoxy
- Epoxy Modified Acrylic
However, new paint technology has provided other options for concrete floors;
- Moisture Cured Urethane
- Two Part (2K) Aliphatic Urethane
- Polysporatic (2K)
Available in both Aliphatic and Aromatic versions, Moisture Cured Urethanes are One Component coatings that are commonly used on floors. Many versions of these coatings can be used on different types of surfaces, both interior and exterior, even many vertical surfaces. Moisture Cured coatings are typically over 60% solids, so there is more coating left behind after curing, which increases flexibility and abrasion resistance.
Moisture Cured Urethanes
Aromatic Moisture Cured Urethane is commonly used as a floor coating where chemical resistance is required and colour shifts are not a problem, as they slowly yellow with age and sunlight.
One of our most popular products, the MIO (Micaceous Iron Oxide) blends MIO filings with an aromatic resin system. This urethane coating provides excellent adhesion and contains high solids (i.e. more material is left after curing) that is scratch, moisture, & chemical resistant.
This long wearing coating that remains flexible and strong. Aromatic coatings can be coloured to almost any type of colour but they will colour shift over time and more quickly in sunlight.
Aliphatic Moisture Cured Urethane is a colour stable floor coating offering good chemical resistance, water resistance and strong abrasion resistance a high 60 to 100% solids.
It’s utilized for interior or exterior surfaces at commercial buildings, retail stores, restaurants and some industrial applications. Any custom colour is possible, as well as clear, in both Satin and Gloss.
Moisture Cured Urethanes help to resist the constant wear and tear of heavy traffic areas. Used in everything from moisture heavy mechanical rooms, hockey arenas, warehouses, commercial & retail buildings and even garages.
Polyaspartic Two Part (2K)
The newest addition to flooring coatings are Polyaspartic finishes. They started to be utilized during the 1990’s and became more well known in the 2000’s. Protek Paint is proud to have developed an excellent Polyaspartic Aliphatic formulation that has proven itself in many different applications over time. This is a professional use product due to the relatively short pot life.
The Ultimate Performance in Floor Coatings
This commercial grade concrete floor paint offers many benefits over other traditional floor coatings;
- Fast installation and extremely fast return to service.
- Excellent abrasion resistance compared to other coatings.
- Offers Great Chemical resistance.
- The 100% solids version has low odour, no solvent or VOCs.
- Maintains its’ colour and will not discolour over time.
- Polyaspartic coatings have a relatively high solids content and are usually chosen for the highest traffic areas, either interior or exterior.
- Superior Return on Investment over the lifetime of this coating.
- Used for industrial warehouses, stadiums, garages and anywhere the best results are demanded for high traffic areas.
Urethane Floor Enamel
Light industrial and commercial floor applications make our Urethane Floor Enamel a great choice. It combines a urethane with a slight alkyd base to produce a glossy paint that can be coloured into a variety of pastels to medium colours. This product contains solvents and does carry a strong odour that must deal with.
Anti-Slip Concrete Floor Paint
Our 2K Epoxy systems, whether 100% Solids or Water Based Epoxy, can be applied with silica or quartz lightly sprinkled over the wet first coat in high traffic areas that require slip resistance. Keep it away from edges or corners, as the texture will attract and keep more dirt. Most commonly used for Industrial applications and garages.
Sure Tred – Solvent Based
This non-slip floor paint for concrete is a solvent-based coating mixed with a coarse aggregate for industrial applications. It is available off the shelf in greys and black, with custom colours through special order. The finish is glossy, but the coarse aggregate makes the finish look less glossy.
PROTEK Step – Acrylic Based
This is a Water-Based Epoxy Modified Acrylic with an eggshell finish. It is typically used on floors where the split resistance is for foot traffic only. Used in manufacturing plants, on stairs, entrance ways and even tennis courts. Available in custom colours and a tint able base for light to medium pastel colours.
Protek Epoxy Floor Paint
Epoxy Floor Paint is normally applied for industrial and commercial uses, with a growing number of educated consumers selecting it for garage coatings. For industrial applications 100% Solids Epoxy have a long history of superior results on concrete floors, if properly prepared and coated. Floors previously coated with 100% Solids Epoxy should be abraded or sanded prior to applying a fresh coat.
As a quality manufacturer of Epoxy coatings for nearly 30 years, Protek has covered millions of square feet across North America.
Protek Paint has metallic floor paint that can be added to our Clear Epoxies, along with Dyes, to make fantastic unique designs for your application, whether it be a floor or a tabletop.
Two Part (2K) 100% Solids Epoxy Paint
Our 100% solids Epoxy Paint is a shelf leveling coating with a very high build and beautiful glossy surface. Typically used in industrial applications that are properly prepared for these high-performance coatings that allow for a fast return to normal services.
Two Part (2K) Water Based Epoxy
Water-based Two Component (2K) Epoxy is an excellent choice for a variety of medium industrial traffic areas, where very good wear and tear is required. Common in cafeterias, kitchens, warehouses, and offices with high traffic.
This product is also great for residential garages and light to medium commercial and industrial traffic applications. Low odour & easy clean-up.
Available in almost any colour with a beautiful Satin finish that maintains a nice appearance over time, offers good chemical resistance, and lower slippage due to the lower shine.
Epoxy Modified Acrylic
Protek Paint has a non-traditional type of Water-Based floor coating that is enhanced with a water-based Epoxy Ester. Epoxy Esters are known to exhibit outstanding adhesion, alkali resistance, mild chemical resistance and corrosion resistance. Known in our product line as Epoxy Modified Acrylic (EMA 6060), this product can be tinted to a variety of light to medium colours and has an Eggshell finish. The finish has very little slip and is commonly used in light industrial traffic areas, offices and front porches & steps. This product is best for foot traffic only. Very low odour and easy water clean-up.
One satisfied customer used this product in their cookie manufacturing facility to reduce slippery floors in and around the baking line. Any walkways near the line were also coated with PROTEK STEP, another variation of this product, which is ideal for front porch steps or steps in light industrial applications.
Protek Wood Floor Coatings
Wood flooring is normally coated with a Polyurethane Varnish, either over a stain or without any stain. Solvent (oil-based) varnishes are traditional and more durable due to high percentage of solids. Higher solids mean that more materials are left behind on the surface with each coat of the varnish after curing. This creates a thick surface coating for better finish protection with great results for interior and exterior wood floors.
Traditionally in North American, wood flooring has been oak or maple and a clear coat of varnish would bring these hardwood floors to life. Next came the use of various golden yellow & brown stains. In the past 10 years grey colours have become popular, covered with a clear varnish top coat.
PROTEK Options for your Wood Floors
There are 3 main wood floor coatings that Protek Paint manufactures. Newer Acrylic Urethane Varnishes are water-based while more traditional Oil Modified Urethanes contain solvents and Moisture Cured Urethanes, either Aromatic or Aliphatic. Urethane floor paint has a natural eggshell finish available in pastel and medium colours. Great for stairs, porches and any wood floor.
Acrylic Urethane Varnishes
Typically used on hardwood flooring to protect the wood or to cover a coloured stain. Polyurethane Varnish modified with Acrylic provides a clear protection coating for floors. These varnishes can be a good solution for furniture refinishing as a top coating. Water-based Urethane Varnish discolours very slowly and is close to the natural colour of the wood when wet. Urethane causes the coating to slowly discolour over time.
These coatings are tough enough for gymnasium floors and other commercial applications, such as Restaurants and Retail stores. Easy to use by the homeowner or professional with quick water clean-up and relatively low odour. Available in two beautiful finishes; satin and gloss.
Oil Based Urethane Varnishes
This product has many of the same uses as it’s water-based version. Higher solids allow for more of the coating to remain on the surface with each coat. Solvent based Urethane Varnishes tend to punch up the colour of the natural wood more than water-based products, whether on the bare wood or over a stain. Solvent based Urethanes slowly age and will add a warmer look over time. Some people prefer this look and believe it adds character to the surfaces. Solvent based products need to be cleaned up with solvents and the odour can be quite strong, especially when compared to water-based coatings.
Moisture Cured Urethanes
Moisture Cured Urethanes, in Clear Satin or Gloss, are an excellent choice for hardwood floors. These are common for industrial and commercial applications, including superior long-lasting Gymnasium Floors, Retail Stores and Restaurants.
As a result, these products require professional applicators.
Protek Residential Floor Paint – Superior Product Design
Protek Paint manufacturers an Epoxy Modified Acrylic indoor floor paint that is tint able to create many light pastels and medium-coloured. It has a lovely Eggshell finish and is ideal for your cement floors in basements or for light industrial use. If you require a front porch paint or good light industrial floor paint, our Epoxy Modified Acrylic helps reduce the slip potential.
Indoor Floor Paint
Urethane Floor Paint is a tough wearing enamel glossy coating available in many colours. It is good for high traffic and use as a kitchen floor paint. It is also good for front porches that have previously been painted.
Furthermore, Urethane Floor Enmal works well for light industrial and commercial uses, like access corridors for busy pedestrian traffic, so it will will very well around your home.
Basement Floor Paint
Our Epoxy Modified Acrylic floor paint is a tough wearing Water-Based Floor Coating that dries with a lovely eggshell finish in a variety of light to medium pastels. This single component product is easy to use, has low odour & low VOC’s.
For a tougher basement floor finish, our Water-Based Two-Part Epoxies are excellent choices because they offer superior wear for basement concrete floors when compared to other competitor coatings. Either Epoxy Modified Acrylic or 2K Water Based Epoxy are excellent basement floor paints. Both are easy to clean up after use.
Residential Garage Applications
If you are willing to put forth the effort, Protek offers a number of quality garage floor paint coatings, namely; Two-Part (2K) Water based Epoxy Floor Paint, Two-Part (2K) 100% Solids Epoxy and Moisture Cured Urethanes. All require a clean, abraded floor and two coats if the surface is bare. If previously coated, then the surface may have to be removed. It is best to consultant with the Protek Paint Pro’s for advise.
If you need to sustain heavier traffic in your residential garage, then Two-Part (2K) Water Based Epoxy is an excellent choice.
Floor Paint FAQs
How to remove floor paint?
For Industrial Floor Coatings typically they use a concrete scarifier or Shot Blast (Blastrac) to remove the old coatings and start with a fresh slate. If the existing coating is in good shape, many times the surface can just be cleaned and sanded and removal is not necessary.
If the existing floor coating is in sound shape, then a good cleaning and sanding is all that is needed. However, if the existing coating is in bad shape and peeling in multiple locations, the best option is to remove by any means necessary. This includes sanding or paint removers if the area is well ventilated and free of any open flame or spark. Caution MUST be used at all times when using paint removal chemicals. Safety is always the first concern.
What is porch and floor paint?
Protek Paint manufactures Epoxy Modified Acrylic or Urethane Floor Enamel that are typically used on porches. Available in light to medium pastel colours and custom colours with ordering.
How long for the floor paint to dry?
Depending on the paint product, anywhere between 1 and 8 hours for dry to the touch. Epoxy Modified Acrylic at 21C or 72F and low humidity, can be dry to the touch within the hour and lightly walked on in 2 hours.
However, products like 100% Solids Two-Part Epoxy, are typically cured within an hour but applicators need spiked shoes to walk on the first coat to apply a second coat and let them cure together. Dry to touch for this type of coating would be around 8 hours but light traffic must wait at least 12 hours. Heavy traffic should wait for a few days. The longer the wait the more thorough the cure will be.
Other products like Protek Moisture Cured Urethane normally dry in 4 to 6 hours and traffic, even some medium traffic could resume within 8 to 12 hours.
Polysporatic floor coatings dry within the hour and traffic can resume within 4 to 6 hours but must be applied by professionals, only.
What is industrial floor paint?
Typically, Industrial Floor Paints are flexible, resistant to scratching, have high adhesion, and provide chemical resistance. Most often, Industrial Floor Paints are professionally applied. The preparation work is more involved, but the results are superior.
Higher solids are available to produce a thicker coating that will wear longer and more than pay for themselves.
Protek has many Industrial Floor Paints;
- Two Part (2K) Urethane Water Based
- Two Part (2K) Urethane Solvent Based
- Water Based Two-Part (2K) Epoxy
- 100% Solids Two Part (2K) Epoxy
- Moisture Cured Urethane
- Polyaspartic Paint
Protek Paint has the solutions for Industrial Floor applications.