When it comes to painting concrete, there are many options available, but the most popular are concrete paint additives. The most effective ones are also the most toxic, so proper use is very important to avoid permanent staining and/or damaging concrete. I’ve collected suggestions from many DIYers and professional contractors and chose the following for your consideration. Always consult a contractor or concrete paint professional before applying any product to concrete surfaces.
Concrete Paint Additives
Concrete paint additives are made from water, urethane (a clear, thick liquid), and plasticizer Tampa Concrete and Construction. They are available as premixed paints or as separate liquids. The advantage of the paints premixed in water is that it usually contains Cycloaliphatic, which means it will not degrade in contact with UV light, which is one of the main causes of concrete fading and deterioration.
Most concrete paints and coatings have urethane as an additional additive, which will provide additional protection from ultraviolet light as well as prevent staining and chipping. Other types of concrete paint additives can provide additional color and texture or can be mixed specifically for applications like stamped concrete or fireproofing.
Epoxy coatings are extremely durable and tough. They provide extremely thick, nearly impenetrable coverage that’s almost invisible against all but the brightest sunlight and the flashiest sunlight. Applying an epoxy coating isn’t a chore and there are several different kinds, including light-fast coating and high-performance coating. Some people believe epoxies are best used on newly poured concrete, but I would consider them beneficial for older, more aged, and more worn-out concrete surfaces.