Garage floor paint is an option for covering up any stains or discoloration on your garage flooring. Despite being a quick fix for your floor, it is not one of the options that we suggest at Silverback Coatings if you are wanting your floor to have quality protection. If you are just wanting to change the color of your flooring, make sure to purchase a paint that will not damage the concrete. Just know that garage floor paint is one of the worst options for protecting and strengthening your garage floor.
Why Is Garage Floor Paint Different From Other Floor Coatings?
Garage floor paint is different from other types of garage floor coatings in several ways. Firstly, it will not last. Paint is not a sealant and will not adhere as well to your floor as an epoxy or polyaspartic coating would. If you paint your garage floor, you will have to deal with the annoyance of the paint peeling and maintenance for the paint.
With other coatings, you will not have to worry about there being problems with the integrity of the coating itself. It is important to have a coating on your floor that can withstand the amount of wear and tear that your garage floors are under, especially if you store cars in your garage.
Paint Will Create Extra Debris
Your floors are already under a lot of stress with the amount of debris that accumulates from outside your house. Leaves, dirt, water, oil and other substances are all tracked into your garage by your cars, the wind and your feet. These debris can wear down your flooring without the proper protective floor covering. The problem with garage floor paint is that it will not protect your floor from the wear and tear that comes from everyday use and it will even add to the debris because it will peel and chip.
Paint Is Cheaper
Another difference between garage floor paint and other garage floor coatings is that paint will seemingly be less expensive in the beginning and then will become much more expensive over time. Considering how quickly paint wears down, you will have to repaint your garage floors more often.
Another reason why paint may not be as good of a choice for your garage floors as another protectant might be is because it will not be as good for your floors. Paint being cheaper monetarily also means that its quality is also cheaper. You will also not have the same protection with garage floor paint as you would with other floor protectants, meaning that your floors would be at greater risk of cracking or getting damaged, which would lead to further costs for you. It will also not look as good as another type of coat would look. A protective coating will not only make your
Paint Is Applied Differently
A consideration that is important to make about garage paint vs. other types of garage floor coatings is that garage floor paint is applied differently. You can paint your floor yourself, but it will not look nearly as smooth as it could with a professional and a proper coating. Painting your flooring requires preparing your flooring a lot and then will take a fair amount of maintenance over time.
Do You Need Floor Coating Options?
If you are in need of garage floor coating options, we at Silverback Coatings would be happy to help you find the right flooring for your home’s special needs. For more information about why we do not not recommend purchasing garage floor paint and for other options, feel free to reach out to us today.