What is the best garage floor sealer or coating?

Polyaspartic sealer in a garage
Polyaspartic Sealer

More and more people are using garages as the main entrance to their homes and they are interested in garage organization in general. Personalizing the garage –down to the floor-follows the style trend that consumers already demand in everything from cars to iPods. The severe environment of a garage demands a coating that can withstand everything from intense heat to leaking antifreeze. Superior adhesion and possibility of high builds have made epoxy floors popular for garages. However, in the past couple of years, Polyaspartic polyurea based flooring systems have become very-very popular due to their chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, UV resistance, Zero VOC and more importantly hot-tire pick-up resistance. One of the greatest advantages of Polyaspartic sealers (top coats) is their very short return to use time. Unlike aliphatic polyurethanes, Polyaspartics can be applied at higher film builds (up to 15mils WFT in a single coat). Therefore, many manufacturers recommend using Polyaspartics as a primer, body coat and top coat. However this method may cause potential problems in the future due to de-bonding with the substrate. It is a good practice to use epoxy coatings for priming and body coats and use Polyaspartics for sealing the surface.

While resin chip floor system is catching on with many home owners, for those who prefer natural, organic floors in their garages, acid staining the existing concrete surface is the way to go. The use of polyaspartic sealers over acid stained concrete in garage floors represents an exciting entry because home owners do not have to worry about the typical problems caused by acrylic sealers. A good sealing system for acid stained garage floors is

  1. Application of a water based epoxy primer
  2. Application of 8-10mil polyaspartic sealer

Polyaspartic sealers (top coats) are used not only in garage floors but they are used in high performance flooring systems used in industrial & ware house floors, restaurants, retail outlets, amusement parks, auto showrooms and commercial floors.

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