One of my professional pet peeves is the use of the verb “paint” instead of “coat” when it pertains to our professional garage floor epoxy coatings.
To Coat or to Paint? - That is the Question!
Typically, I get “So your company paints the garage floors with epoxy?” And I usually answer with “STRONGHOLD FLOORS coats the concrete floor with professional grade epoxy and polyurea.” My heartburn is with the use of the word paint instead of coat.
As a verb, Merriam-Webster defines PAINT as “to apply color, pigment or paint to” or “to color with a cosmetic”; where COAT is defined as “to cover or spread with a finishing, protecting, or enclosing layer”. The latter is far more correct in defining what we do and the former just diminishes what is really happening.
The Answer? Garage Floors Epoxy.
Okay, I know - enough semantics already! But to highlight why this bothers me so much, I need to contrast the outcomes of having a coating of garage floors epoxy versus a paint kit finish.
With a professional garage floor coating, you get durability, chemical resistance, scratch resistance, and a finish that won’t disband.
With a garage floor paint kit, you get hot tire-peel, staining, chemical damage, and a lot of frustration from wasted time, effort, and money.
Most DIY floor paint kits do not feature a protective top coat or, if they do, the protective clear coat is often 1 to 2 mils of urethane. Our typical garage floor coatings feature a 9 to 11 mils thick, polyaspartic polyurea that provides unrivaled performance.