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

    Hose

    High Pressure Nozzle

    Mop

    Paint Can Opener

    Paint Tray

    Paint Tray Liner

    Protective Apparel

    Pump Sprayer

    Rags

    Roller Cover

    Roller Frame

    Stir Stick

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