Different types of concret floor paint

Old 03-28-13, 08:23 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 236
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Different types of concret floor paint

I was looking for concrete floor paint at HD.What is the difference between---BEHR Premium 1-Gal. 1 Part Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint (34) and a porch,deck concrete paint (28).
Old 03-28-13, 09:49 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,223
Received 753 Upvotes on 658 Posts
I'm not familiar with Behr's coating line up and don't have time to look it up but generally epoxy's use a catalyst to make them dry. Porch and Deck enamel is pretty much like most paints. Tradional P&D enamel is oil base although you can get it in latex also. Epoxy has the hardest finish, then oil base with latex having the softer finish of the 3 types of paint.

The biggest reason concrete coatings fail is improper [or lack of] prep and/or moisture migrating thru the slab. The slab needs to be clean and dry! If the concrete is extra slick you need to acid etch it first.
Old 03-29-13, 05:21 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Central MN
Posts: 537
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
one part epoxies are a mis-nomer. It is a marketing poly started by SW. if you put it on a garage floor, I can pretty much guarantee you it will fail.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: