Garage floor coating is nothing new to residents and business owners of Australia. While concrete is tough and durable, it is also porous. This means that it is subject to chipping, cracking, and staining from liquid sources such as oil. It used to be that applying a floor coating required grinding or acid etching to the concrete. Today, thanks to new products such as DuraGrade Concrete Floor Coating with rust protection, the process is easier than ever.
To understand how the coating works, it is important to know why it is important to use with concrete and its advantages.
How Rust Bullet Created a Garage Floor Coating
Even today, epoxy is the most popular product used for floor coatings thanks to its durability and inexpensive materials. However, there has been a sea change over the past few years in terms of the ingredients used for this type of coating.
While epoxy is quite effective, it also has its limitations as the concrete needs to be properly prepared before the substance can be applied. For garage floor coatings, the change started with companies such as Rust Bullet which creates a polyurethane-based paint used to cover metal surfaces. This provides effective rust prevention for a long time.
It took an engineer from Georgia who desired a durable paint for concrete that would not require any preparation. The result was using the Rust Bullet product on a concrete surface and the results were impressive. Two years after painting his garage floor with the product, it was still holding up. That’s corrosion protection. So, he contacted Rust Bullet about the results and the company responded.
Advantages of Rust Proofing Garage Floors
Rust Bullet now creates a garage floor coating which uses the same polyurethane as it does for metal protection. The reasons why the paint works so well on garage floors is due in large part to the inexpensive, but highly flexible and durable polyurethane base.
- Stain Resistant
- Chemical & Heat Resistant
- Smooth Application
In fact, the only disadvantage during the initial stage of the Rust Bullet floor coating product was the colour, semi-metallic grey. So, it was not long before the company began producing the coating in different colours to satisfy the needs of its customers. Another small issue was that it took two or three coats to properly apply the coating, but compared to the preparation needed for other products, this was a minor inconvenience.
Low in VOCs
The new formula used for DuraGrade Concrete keeps the advantage of the polyurethane base but removes most of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that present a danger when inhaled. Since the VOCs are most active when the product is applied, by the time it dries what remains is trapped in the paint.
The new DuraGrade Concrete Garage Floor Coating offers Australia residents and business owners a safe, effective coating based on the traditional metal and rust protection paints produced by the company. For most garage floor surfaces, no acid etching or grinding is required unless the floor itself was not properly trowelled smoothly.
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