Never “Paint” Concrete;Β Here’s Why, andΒ A Better Solution For You, By Hawk Concrete Floor Coatings

To put it bluntly, concrete and paint don’t mix. Despite what your paint store rep tells you, and what the professional painter quotes you, paint has a long track record for peeling off concrete floors.

Is it possible to get paint to stick to concrete? Sure, if you first prime it with an epoxy primer to stop it from peeling when the concrete “dusts” underneath, AND if you prevent it from wearing through by placing hard-wearing top coats over it to give you the strength characteristics of a proper flooring resin. Or you could just use a quality epoxy resin in the first place!

Paint is fantastic on many surfaces, but is continually defeated by the porous and dusty nature of concrete – just walk into your local hardware or retail store to see a showcase of the best paint has to offer – their own floor paint peeling and flaking!

After 10 years in the flooring industry, Hawk Concrete Floor Coatings has compiled a list of Don’ts to help you choose a contractor:

1) Any product bearing the name “paint” should be avoided. This includes “epoxy paint” (different from epoxy resin), “2 pack paint,” “driveway paint,” “world’s toughest paint,” etc – I think you get the idea

2) Don’t be hasty in choosing a company to perform the work for you. Consider whether using a painting company is really a good idea, or a Flooring companyout. Surprisingly there’s not a great deal of cost difference between a well organised flooring company installing a resin floor and a painting company painting the sla

3) Take time to consider your needs and requirements, and get some advice on flooring benefits you can achieve at the same time as getting the floor installed. Consider the slip resistance level required, the colour, gloss level preferred, whether a food grade impervious finish is required, safety line marking, etc

Also consider the colour range available and how it would complement company colours – perhaps a stencil pattern feature in the entrance, or your company logo inscribed in the floor.

Hawk CFC has a unique decorator range of floor finishes – see this range here.

For more information and pricing, contact Hawk Concrete Floor Coatings Today.

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Driveway Concrete Painting

Driveway Concrete Painting


Driveway Concrete Painting

Driveway Concrete Painting


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