Epoxy paint is a two-component paint that is usually mixed together to form a protective coating. It is ideal for laboratory floors and walls, as it provides protection against chemicals, oils, wear, abrasion, and temperature. Traditional latex paints are not formulated with the right polymers to provide the same level of protection as epoxy paint. Epoxy paint is highly scratch-resistant and durable, making it a great choice for many surfaces.
It has a high thickness formulation, so only one coat is needed to provide a good and firm thickness. Water-based epoxy paint is a solvent-free low-viscosity epoxy resin coating that is suitable for floors and walls. Epoxy floor paint is more durable than traditional latex paint, but it does not resist stains, chemicals and abrasions as well as epoxy coating. The seamless glossy finish of the epoxy paint creates a non-absorbent surface that is easy and efficient to clean, so it also works perfectly in gyms, garages and areas where there is a risk of spills.
A galvanized metal etching primer can be used instead of an ordinary acrylic bonding primer if you intend to paint a metal wall with epoxy paint. As the paint wears out and the gloss becomes difficult, zinc phosphate is present, so thicker walls will better protect the walls from inside out. Epoxy paint can act as a sealant on cement floors and is usually applied on garage or basement floors. It is moisture resistant and can withstand high temperatures, making it a perfect choice for baths, saunas and pool areas. If the walls are painted, be sure to sand the painted surface thoroughly before applying the epoxy. Epoxy paint offers many benefits over traditional latex paints.
It provides superior protection against abrasion, chemicals, oils, wear, and temperature. It also has a high thickness formulation that requires only one coat for a good and firm thickness. In addition, it creates a non-absorbent surface that is easy to clean and resistant to spills. Finally, it can act as a sealant on cement floors and withstand high temperatures.