Best Garage Floor Paint (Epoxy – Polyaspartics – Acrylics

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Phil Puccio

The best garage floor paint is a 2-part concrete floor coating made from polyaspartic with 85% solids.

This type of garage floor coating isn’t actually considered “paint,” but it is rolled up and applied to your garage floor in a very similar manner.

A polyaspartic garage floor paint is much stronger and much more durable than a latex or acrylic concrete paint.

Polyaspartic coatings are even tougher and more chemical resistant than any epoxy floor paint.

Watch me install the best garage floor paint below:


Why I Feel This Is the Best Paint for a Garage Floor

I install garage floor coatings to make a living in my business, Day’s Concrete Floors, Inc.

I have been installing floor coatings for over 20 years and have seen every “garage floor paint” available to consumers labeled as THE BEST GARAGE FLOOR PAINT.

I can’t tell you how many people call me and want me to come and apply a garage floor coating to their garage floor AFTER You’ve already painted your garage floor with an acrylic, latex, or cheap epoxy paint.

In some cases it’s a year later and in others it’s only a few months after installing the garage floor paint that it begins to peel off the floor.

In most cases, the “cheap paint” under the hot tires peels off first. So when they drive into the garage, there is no paint left on the floor from the tires going in and out of the garage.

When you drive into your garage on hot tires, the heat will soften acrylic, latex, and cheap epoxy paints, causing them to offset or peel from the concrete.

A good quality 2-component polyaspartic coating correctly applied to properly prepared concrete will not delaminate from the concrete, even under hot tyres.

I wouldn’t use them if they did or I would keep getting call backs to fix the problem.

When I’m hired to install a garage floor coating, I end up sanding down the paint that others have used and installing our polyaspartic coating.

best garage floor paintWe’re sanding down the paint that’s peeling off this garage floor.

Is epoxy good for garage floors?

There are some good garage floor epoxies that will withstand hot tires and the normal wear and tear of a garage floor.

The best type of epoxy for a garage floor would be a 2 part, 100% solids epoxy coating.

I have used these successfully on garage floors in the past, I can tell you from experience as an installer that the polyaspartic coatings are better.

Polyaspartics are more:

  • scratch resistant
  • chemical resistant
  • 4 times more abrasion resistant (less likely to chip if you drop something on it)
  • Will not yellow in direct sunlight (most epoxies do)
  • Color will not fade

Best paint for a garage floorI’m installing a polyaspartic coating on this garage floor.

What is the best color for a garage floor?

As I said above, I use 2 part polyaspartics to paint my garage floors.

The two I use the most are:

  1. EPOXY2U – Epoxy2U has many epoxy coatings for garage floors and polyaspartics for garage floors. We use Polyaspartic 85 as it allows us to install and finish the coating in one day. The flakes are also included in almost all polyaspartic coatings that I install.
  2. FLEXMAR POLYASPARTICS – Flexmar has a wide range of garage floor coatings. From solid colors to flake floors, metallic coatings and quartz floors. They also have a “spotted” finish and a “clear” finish, which are also polyaspartics.

The garage floor below was expertly prepared by sanding the concrete, then we applied a colored polyaspartic primer and grit to it.

To finish we applied a clear polyaspartic coating the same day!

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The Best Garage Floor Paint Reviews – Beware!

Most of the “BEST GARAGE FLOOR PAINT” review sites I’ve checked on Google all mention NAME BRAND epoxy, latex, and acrylic paints, which you can get at Home Depot, Lowes, Sherwin Williams, or other name brand stores.

BEWARE!! – Most of these pages are just written to get you to click and buy the recommended color. They have a “Top 10” list of the best concrete colors and tell you the “Pros and Cons” of each color.

Their goal is to get you to click and buy the color. If you do this, they make a commission.

The people who write these pages don’t even install or use the paint they recommend. You only make money if you buy the paint.

I actually install epoxy and polyaspartic coatings for a living. I am not affiliated with nor do I make any money if you purchase Epoxy2U or Flexmar products.

I only use and recommend their products because I think they are the best and that’s why I use them on my clients’ garage floors.


Please do not waste your money or time with latex, acrylic, 1 part epoxy and 2 part epoxy paints available at your local big box store or hardware store.

If you want your new concrete coating to last for years and not have to “touch it up” every year, consider using a quality polyaspartic coating on your garage floor.

The two companies recommended above have excellent products that are very user-friendly.

Yes, the initial cost is higher than the cheap paints, but if you apply a polyaspartic coating to properly prepared concrete, it will last for many years without the need for touching up or recoating.

Best paint for a garage floor24′ x 24′ garage floor painted with polyaspartic coating, flake and clear top coat
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