The painting epoxy is one of several types of paint that exists. It can be applied both surfaces inside as outside, but is commonly used to cover the interior floors. When dry, the epoxy hardens, it becomes a durable surface, making it the perfect choice to cover the floors. The biggest disadvantage is that it has slightly toxic gases and is difficult to use for non – experienced person. In addition, if mishandled or if the painted surface does not dry evenly, it can be extremely difficult and expensive to fix.
The epoxy paint is extremely strong and impact resistant, so it will not break, will crack or leave if they fall or drag objects on it. Because of this feature, this type of paint are commonly used in warehouses, garages and mechanical workshops.
Most epoxy paints are not slippery even when wet or oiled. Using an epoxy based system with two parts water and acrylic, epoxy paint provides a safe and non-slippery surface. If it is an area of heavy traffic, you should consider using a slip-resistant epoxy layer, which provides a textured surface for an extra level of protection that exceeds the requirements of the agencies Underwriters Laboratories (underwriters laboratories) and American Society for Testing and Materials (Society American for the evaluation of Materials). This additional textured surface is commonly used in platforms, ramps, machinery shops and marinas.
Most epoxy paints are fireproof or fire resistant. They can withstand temperatures up to 200 ° C or 390 ° F. To ensure that an epoxy paint has this feature, check the product packaging. This type of paint is used on emergency exits, commercially airlines and in places of production and storage of explosives.
When dry, the epoxy paint provides a seal that protects concrete groundwater and any liquid or water to spill on the floor. This painting also resists chemical spills.