Epoxy Paint vs. Polygem Epoxy Coating

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 13:52 -- Tabitha Jordan

We've had inquiries on the different between Epoxy Paints. here are some words straight from the President of Polygem letting the consumer know the exact difference. 

"Epoxy paint in recent years has become very popular with do-it-yourselfers who use epoxy paint to coat their garage and basement floors. Epoxy paint can look very nice but often is not a long-lasting coating on concrete especially in high traffic areas.

Here at Polygem, we offer a wide range of 100% solids epoxy coatings used by professional flooring contractors and DIY’s alike who know the value of putting down high quality coatings. Let’s examine the differences between and epoxy paint and a Polygem epoxy coating.

Epoxy paint that is available in big box retailers are often a one part epoxy and some are diluted with solvents or blended with lower cost acrylic polymers. One part epoxy paints are applied in very thin thicknesses (3 mils) and have a long re-coat time. Epoxy paints are certainly a step up from regular concrete deck paints but cannot even come close to the long-lasting performance of our line of epoxy coatings.

Polygem epoxy coatings are high quality 2-part systems formulated with 100 percent epoxy resins, which means there are no harmful solvents, styrene or isocyanates. Our epoxy coatings are also thicker higher-build coatings typically applied at 10-12 mils per coat which can provide 10 or more years of service. Polygem epoxy coatings may cost twice as much as epoxy paints per gallon but you can expect 5-10 times the service life of the installed coating.

Polygem offers a full line of base coats, topcoats, clear coats and even polyurea coatings in a rainbow of colors. We also have our own line of color quartz and custom blends of vinyl chips/flakes as well as most of the tools required to apply our coatings.

Feel free to call April The Technical Director of our Flooring Division at (630) 231-5600 with any questions about application of our epoxy coatings."

- Jay Schmid, President