How to Apply BEHR PREMIUM® 1-Part Epoxy Concrete & Garage Floor Paint

BEHR PREMIUM 1-Part Epoxy Concrete and Garage Floor Paint is a high-performance, ready-to-use, water-based epoxy floor paint that resists hot tire pick-up and marring.

For Best Results:

Before you apply the coating to any concrete surface, it is essential to have a properly cleaned and prepped surface.

For new or uncoated surfaces, refer to: Preparation of Uncoated Concrete for Paints & Stains

For previously coated or weathered surfaces, refer to: Preparation of Coated Concrete for Paints & Stains

How to Coat a Garage Floor

  1. Image of roller and pad applicator

    Step 1

    Once the surface is cleaned, prepped and primed, apply the epoxy floor paint. Make sure to stir the paint before applying. Apply a thin, even layer using a 9.5 mm (3/8") nap roller cover, a pad applicator or a nylon-polyester brush. 

  2. Image of cutting in on concrete floor

    Step 2

    Cut-in using a brush to coat the perimeter of the surface area that is next to the wall.

  3. Rolling out paint on concrete floor

    Step 3

    Apply the stain, using long even strokes.  Apply in one direction to avoid lap lines. Apply the stain when air and surface temperatures are between 10 - 32 degrees C (50-90 degrees F). Since concrete varies in texture and porosity, 2 coats may be required for uniform appearance.

  4. Finishing rolling out paint on concrete floor

    Step 4

    Allow the first coat to dry for at least 4-6 hours before re-coating, if necessary. Apply the second coat in a criss-cross direction for uniformity of appearance. Do not apply more than 2 coats.

  5. Beauty shot of car parked on painted concrete floor

    Step 5

    The surface must be fully cured before use.

    Allow 24 hours for light foot traffic.
    Allow 72 hours for heavy foot traffic and furniture.
    Allow 7 days before subjecting to automotive tires.
    Allow 30 days before rinsing or cleaning with a mild detergent.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
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    Broom (Stiff Bristle)

    Brush 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2"-2½")

    Bucket Grid

    Chemical Resistant Gloves

    Extension Pole


    High Pressure Nozzle


    Paint Can Opener

    Paint Tray

    Paint Tray Liner

    Protective Apparel

    Pump Sprayer


    Roller Cover

    Roller Frame

    Stir Stick

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