Ever hear a painter mention epoxy painting and epoxy coating and wondered what is so different between the two since both have epoxy mentioned? The difference, in fact, is just in the terminology.
When we reference the term “epoxy paint” we are applying epoxy to a surface that is not a floor. “Epoxy coating” is the applying of epoxy to a floor surface.
Epoxy painting and epoxy coating are essentially the same thing. Both have dozens of different types of epoxy coatings and epoxy paintings and a lot of different circumstances that need to be determined to decide which type of epoxy is the best selection.
Epoxy itself has been around for decades with many improvements along the way. There are different types of epoxy that are specifically designed to be applied to metal, plastic, drywell, and wood. In addition, there are different types to be applied to concrete floors.
Smith and Company has experiences of working commercial and industrial projects such as hospitals, in which epoxy paint is applied to walls and floors in high use areas. The reason being is that epoxy is much more durable than other types of paint so in the circumstance of these areas having more use, epoxy is the go-to material. It can be applied to a wall, hand railing, stairs, or a large industrial floor.
Also, take into account that some epoxies are extremely flexible and can be applied to surfaces that experience expansion and contraction. Others are very rigid and designed to be applied to surfaces that don’t require flexibility.
Here at Smith and Company, our customer’s satisfaction is our number one priority. If you have any questions regarding your next paint job, our team would love to answer any questions you might have.