Epoxy paint is what you will find at a home improvement store in a kit with nice labeling.
When you look at the box you’ll think …wow, I can roll that on my floor in an afternoon.
So, you buy the kit. Roll the garage floor epoxy paint on the floor, and then stand back admiring your masterpiece.
You’ll think you beat the system. No need to hire an expensive contractor. You were right.
You wait a few days for it to fully cure then drive your car in the garage.
The next morning you walk into your nice garage. Start your car. Back out. Then you notice something odd.
You get out of your car. Walk to the garage and see … the paint just peeled off the floor!
What the heck just happened?
Epoxy Paint from Retail Store vs. Contractor Grade Epoxies
The garage floor epoxy found at most home improvement stores is a thin coating. It’s not engineered to withstand hot tires caused by the friction with the road and your tires.
That’s why when you do it yourself, you see peeling paint on your new garage floor!
Manufacturers recommend surface prep using an acid etch to roughen up the surface of the concrete. The problem with acid etching is that you mix with water, then saturate the floor. When it appears dry, you are ready to apply the garage floor epoxy.
The issue is that the concrete may look and feel dry, but the concrete surface pores are full of moisture and acid.
When you roll on the floor paint, you trap moisture and acid in the floor. This becomes a bond breaker. Typically, floor paint and coating failures are due to moisture issues found within the concrete.
Most professional grade epoxy coatings are 3-5 times the thickness of home improvement store epoxy paint.
The epoxy floor contractor process for a new garage floor starts with floor grinding or shot blasting. Then, contractors apply a primer followed by a second coat and final seal coat. The best finish coats are epoxy, urethanes or polysapartics.
How Much Does Garage Floor Epoxy Paint Cost?
If you search online you will find many epoxy floor paint kits available for approximately 30 cents per square foot or about $150 to cover 500 sq. ft., which is the size of a 2-car garage.
Compare that to a professional epoxy coating in the range of $1 to $2 for material plus additional tools, brushes, buckets and drills. Cost will also vary depending on application of decorative chips or quartz.
Expect to pay in the ballpark of $4.50 to $5.50 per square foot if hiring a contractor. A 500-sq. ft. two-car garage will cost you approximately $2,500 or more depending on the system.
If you choose a highly decorative metallic epoxy system, expect to pay in ballpark of $7 to $12 per square foot.
Paul Huneck owner of Hudson Concrete Polishing continues to lead the way in New York City with his signature floor style.
The one featured here are the offices of a highly successful Hedge Fund in Manhattan. This project is testimony to Hunecks eye for design and quality of each New York stained concrete floor.
These floors are in demand by celebrities for their luxury apartments, high end retail brands for their Madison Avenue stores, Corporate offices and many more.
Hudson is located in Long Island City with a showroom minutes from Manhattan via the Midtown Tunnel.
Contact Paul from Hudson Concrete Polishing
Call their offices to set up an appointment at 718-482-0850 or visit www.hudsonconcretepolishing.com
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MAPEI Planiseal ESP (PRNewsFoto/Specified Surfaces)
Specified Surfaces announced the launch of Planiseal ESP in collaboration with MAPEI Americas on December 22, 2015. Planiseal ESP is a water-based, single component coating that dramatically reduces surface preparation requirements and the associated costs. The coating brings high moisture and pH slabs into compliance for floor covering installation.
“With the introduction of MAPEI Planiseal ESP we are eliminating the need for shot blasting and other time and cost consuming mechanical surface profiling processes associated with ASTM F3010-13 products and requirements,” said James Longo, National Account Manager, Specified Surfaces.
“ESP will handle most typical moisture-related project challenges, offering the floor covering installer a value engineered means to specification compliance with the ability to deliver clients a warrantable installation.”
Designed to cost-effectively manage moisture and alkalinity up to 95%RH (ASTM F2170) 12lbs MVER (ASTM F1869) and 12pH (ASTM F710), Planiseal ESP (Encapsulator, Sealer and pH blocker) will be distributed exclusively by Specified Surfaces.
“Traditionally, moisture mitigation has been an all or nothing process that includes shot blasting, epoxies and cementitious materials at an installed cost of three or four times that of employing Planiseal ESP,” Longo added.
“While the 3010-13 products definitely have their place, Planiseal ESP will offer significant cost savings by allowing direct application of standard water-based glues without the use of primers, patches, skims or levelers over the moisture control coating… giving floor covering installers greater control of costs, schedule and application.”
After their successful collaboration launching Planiseal MVR in 2010 through an exclusive distribution model (resulting in more than five million square feet of Planiseal MVR warranted projects world-wide), MAPEI and Specified Surfaces have jointly developed Planiseal ESP to go to market utilizing the same model.
MAPEI Planiseal ESP is only available through Specified Surfaces to commercial flooring contractors for professional installation.
About Specified Surfaces
Founded in 1997, Specified Surfaces of New Smryna Beach, Florida has distributed more than twenty million square feet of warranted moisture control systems to commercial contractors on projects in the US and abroad. Focusing primarily on institutional and commercial applications, Specified Surfaces works closely with architects and owners to develop warranted solutions to challenging flooring related design-build issues. Recognized as an industry expert in moisture and related flooring conditions, Specified Surfaces is a member of NAFCD and registered AIA provider delivering educational CEU programs to the AD community as well as trade groups, general contractors, flooring contractors and engineers.
Game-changer Give-Away (PRNewsFoto/Specified Surfaces)
For the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mapei-planiseal-esp—a-game-changer-in-controlling-moisture-and-ph-below-finished-flooring-300196231.html