What is Epoxy Paint?

Epoxy paint is one of the most durable and versatile products. Typically, epoxy paint is used on garage floors, parking lots, and in shops. It is relied on to be able to take beatings from tires, metal, oil spills, etc. At Spear Industrial Coatings, we use epoxy paint as a rust-inhibitive primer for exterior steel surfaces (such as tanks, piping, structural steel, vessels etc.). Epoxy paint won’t absorb grease, oil, or any other chemical substances, and it is able to adhese to rough surfaces that are exposed to these elements.

Notably, epoxy paints can create a level of safety. Most coatings will create a non-slip surface and are heat resistant. Some coatings are completely fire resistant and include pigments that quickly expand when exposed to fire. This expansion creates a barrier of protection that lasts until the fire extinguishes itself!

So what makes epoxy paint so strong? The unique chemistry of the molecules in the epoxy resin make them resistant to chemicals, wear and tear. Epoxy paint’s chemicals also protect against air, water, corrosive materials, heat and petroleum products. Part of the chemistry of epoxy paint is responsible for it’s incredible adhesion. For every square foot of flooring, epoxy paint has 1.5 thousand pounds of adhesion power.

Epoxy paint is a great option for home garages, mechanic garages, storage rooms, vessels, piping, roads and sidewalks, etc. It is also a great option for commercial flooring and tanks as it is seamless. This keeps your paint coating from cracking, chipping, or allowing dirt to enter into crevices.

For more information on your next project, contact us at 432-606-4093.

 

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