What paints are best for painting your floor?

There are ground paints for all kinds uses and also comprised with a range of coatings suitable for interior as well as exterior use. A condition, however, exists; no loose soil, clean, and dry holes. It is always best to always use a floor paint specifically designed for this use because a mural will never have the strength or anti-slip properties required otherwise.

The floor paint for interiors

For indoor use, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms, opt for ground acrylic paints which exist in multi-varietal versions. For cement, concrete, tile, wood, parquet and laminate, there are many methods in practice to harmonize the decorations throughout different rooms. They are not necessarily intended for floor tiles submerged in water, such as a walk-in shower.

The concrete floor painting used in the entry of living rooms, enjoy the fashionable industrial style of modern times, and to boot, is available in a range of colors. In respect of tiles, you have two common choices at your disposal: primer and classical painting.

Otherwise, a special floor tile paint can be applied directly to the concrete; offering slightly lower support; and while strong, the color range is still limited. Your choice can also be boosted with coating smoother surfaces completely.

On parquet, one can choose between a covering painting, which hides the wood grain, or you may opt for formulated soil acrylic paintings that highlight the character of the wood. Lacquer hardener is always recommended for better hold of floor paint.

The floor paint for terrace or balcony

Soil paints, often used in “outside sheltered” areas are for terraces and balconies, as they block moisture and contain additional components that prevent tarnishing under ultra-violet rays.

Acrylic water solvent paints dry in about 6 hours between the 1st and 2nd layer, and 24 hours for the final coat. These are less harmful because they are low in solvents.

Alkyd paints of the family of “mixed” paints, mid-water paints, and half oil paints, dry slower but have a high resistance to shocks, scratches and stains.

For exterior floors which are high in traffic, epoxy floor paints can be applied to all regions, such as tiles, concrete, and stone, and are particularly suitable for industrial style requirements.

The garage floor paint

Garage floors that are subjected to repeated passages contain dust, mud, grease. When painting the garage floor the paint must withstand more abrasion (friction), to hot tires, shocks, scratches, stains and occasional contact with chemical  products, while ensuring a washable surface. The same floor paints are also applicable in workshops, cellars, basements and laundry rooms. They are usually available in shades of gray and brown.

In this category are acrylic paints, one-component (direct use) and two-component epoxy paint, that can be applied to plaster mortar, siding concrete, composite binders cements, or any other materials derived from plaster. The most abrasion resistant paints are polyurethanes and oil paints that offer up to 10 years of holding; but are also more polluting.

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