Resin floor in the garage


In the garage, a synthetic resin paint can form a durable and durable floor covering. The water resistance provides good cleanability, for example, when removing water that has run out of a wet vehicle. Decisive for the shelf life is sufficient patience when drying.

Drying and curing are two separate processes

Especially in many underground garages, synthetic resin is often used as a garage floor. The coating is water-resistant, oil and grease out of vehicles and rubber abrasion marks of the tires make her nothing and can be eliminated. By coloring, parking lots and traffic routes can be well marked in the ground.

The drying of the synthetic resin takes place by the evaporation of the contained solvents. At the same time, the paint cures by absorbing oxygen. Both processes can be supported by adapted environmental conditions. Only to a very limited extent is an artificial acceleration of the drying and curing process possible.

Processing conditions decide on the durability

A synthetic resin paint, in most cases a two-component product, has its ideal processing temperature between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. The humidity should be between fifty and sixty percent. Under these conditions, most new floor coverings may be released for use after five (15) days of drying time specified at the factory for specified periods of time.

The chemical characteristics of synthetic resin limit the possibility of action, for example by heat supply or ventilation. The molecular structure in the resin requires a minimum reaction time to form the stable layer structure that the garage lining needs.

Molecular structures need minimum time

Good ventilation and consistent, even outdoor temperatures close to the processing temperature guarantee the best possible response to the garage floor. By supplying heat, the parallelism of drying and curing is disturbed. This often leads to cracks, spalling and peeling.

In order to leave the concrete floor its breathability, the use of epoxy resin as a floor covering is recommended for private garages. It is vapor-permeable and therefore supports the service life of concrete structures or stone floors. The higher price can usually get over on conventional garage areas.

Tips & Tricks

Plan the application of synthetic resin flooring in your garage depending on the weather. Otherwise, the drying time can be multiplied or even a new paint job may be required under unfavorable external conditions. Be sure to observe the minimum drying time specified by the manufacturer.


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