How Does Epoxy Differ From Paint?

Garage Floor Epoxy

In general terms, an epoxy polymer is a tough plastic-like material containing an epoxide group that reacts with a hardener.

It is employed to make chemical and water-resistant adhesives, patching materials, insulating materials, auto finishes and paints. It is commonly used for interior commercial and residential floor surfaces.

Most epoxy patching compounds, adhesives, sealers and paints are prepared by combining two components on-site, just before application. Some epoxy sealers are 100% solids, some are two-component water-based acrylic, and some are one-package water-based products.

The most common application for epoxy for homes is in various types of garage floor finishing systems.