Concrete paint is a great way to add personality to your building’s décor or cover up an unsightly stain or blemish. It is easy to apply and dries quickly. Best of all, concrete paint is versatile and can work in any type of business.
Whether your space is old or new, big or small, this is a practical and affordable way to update your floors. If you are in the New England area, consider ICS Coatings for all of your concrete solutions. With over 20 years in the concrete industry, they have the experience to meet your needs, no matter how complex the project. Here are five things that business owners should know about concrete paint.
1. Concrete Paint is Easy to Apply.
Concrete paint works similarly to painting any other surface. First, the concrete must be cleaned and prepared. If there is damage, such as cracks that need filling, this step must be completed before painting begins. When the floor is ready, the paint is applied in several thin coats. Each coat must dry before applying the next. After the final layer has dried, a protective sealer is added. This keeps the color bright and prevents paint dust from tracking elsewhere in the facility.
2. Concrete Stains and Dye Are Alternative Solutions.
Two alternatives – concrete stains and concrete dye – functions somewhat differently. Stains sit on the surface, as paint does, but are not as intensely colorful. Dye penetrates into the surface, gently changing the color while maintaining the texture of concrete. Both stains and dye offer a lighter alternative that creates a different appearance when paint is undesirable.
3. Concrete Paint Covers the Floor Solidly.
When you need a solution that will cover stains, repaired cracks, and other unsightly marks that might be more difficult to hide, paint is an excellent option. It can be mixed to create any color and paint is thick and viscous in texture. Unlike alternatives, the concrete texture beneath cannot be seen.
4. Concrete Paint is Practical for Customization.
Many companies choose concrete paint for its aesthetic quality. However, paint can be a practical option too. Color-coding through paint striping is beneficial in many types of industries, such as healthcare and warehouse storage. In the healthcare industry, color can be used to designate specific areas for usage. For a warehouse, colored lines can direct foot traffic and machinery for safety purposes.
5. Concrete Paint can be Used with Other Concrete Coatings.
Concrete paint is versatile, though the type of paint used will have specific restrictions. Most paint can be used in conjunction with other concrete coatings. The floor is prepared and painted. When dry, clear coatings are applied over the paint. These options create a floor that is resistant to new stains, safe and skid-proof, or otherwise protected. If you have specific requirements, talk with a professional contractor to find a solution that meets your needs.
Contact ICS Coatings for a complimentary evaluation of your current concrete floors and a comprehensive plan for updates that may include concrete paint. Enter your information in the Got a Project form to have someone call you shortly. ICS is available in the following metro areas, as well as elsewhere along the eastern United States.
- Portsmouth, Nashua, and Manchester, New Hampshire
- Boston, Springfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts
- Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut
- Portland and Bangor, Maine
- Providence, Rhode Island
- Albany, New York
Whether you are only interested in updating your facilities with a splash of color, or you need repairs and damage control, ICS has a concrete solution for you. They are the company of choice for dozens of well-known national companies.
When you are ready to talk with a professional about your next concrete floor project, talk to the team at ICS. We have over 20 years of experience and have installed or updated over a million square feet of concrete floors.
The combination of expertise, proprietary equipment, and dedication to a job well-done make ours the service you can trust. To get started, fill out the Got a Project form with some basic information about your project.
Concrete Flooring Service Area
ICS provides concrete solutions to all of the northeast. Here is a small list of cities and towns where we have completed many industrial and commercial concrete flooring polishing applications.
|Portland, Maine||Bangor, Maine||Augusta, Maine|
|Nashua, New Hampshire||Manchester, New Hampshire||Portsmouth, New Hampshire|
|Boston, Massachusetts||Worecester, Massachusetts||Springfield, Massachusetts|
|Burlington, Vermont||Montpelier, Vermont||St. Johnsbury, Vermont|
|Providence, Rhode Island||Warwick, Rhode Island||Cranston, Rhode Island|
|Hartford, Connecticut||New Haven, Connecticut||Stamford, Connecticut|
|New York||New Jersey||Pennsylvania|