Best Floor Coating for an Auto Spray Booth

When a local auto repair shop installed a new state of the art spray booth in their shop, they were looking for a flooring solution.  The existing concrete was dirty, had some saw cuts and holes that would hold dirt and make it impossible to clean.  Since the quality of the sprayed finish is really dependent on the quality of the working environment, (the whole point of a spray booth) they were looking for a seamless option, that would reflect light, be easy to clean, and would hold up to chemicals and solvents that would be present in the painting process, and one that could withstand the 150 degree heat used to bake the freshly painted cars.

Concrete Floor, Spray Booth

The original concrete floor

 

We ground the concrete to remove the paint and contaminates on the surfaces, as well as to get a good profile for our epoxy to bond to.  We repaired all the seams with a flexible epoxy filler and patched all the surface divots.  We installed a water based epoxy primer to seal the surface and to help prevent any issues from low levels of moisture vapor that may have been passing through the concrete.  The primer also helps to prevent out-gassing and the bubbles and craters it can leave behind in a high build 100% solids epoxy coat.  We put down a pigmented white 100% solids epoxy mixed with cellulose to add to the durability.  This was put down really thick (38 mils) to help with durability as well as to get full coverage of the white.  Since the surface will be exposed to chemicals and solvents, we top coated with a high performance urethane that was also pigment white.

Floor Prep, 100 solids epoxy.

Prepped and Ready for 100% Solids Epoxy Coat

 

The end result is a seamless surface that will be easy to clean both before and after painting, ensuring a clean environment for spraying.  The white floor reflects lights and gives the person spraying great visibility.  At over 40 mils, the primer, epoxy and cellulose, and urethane make the finished floor extremely durable and able to handle the harsh environment of a commercial auto body repair facility.

The Completed White Epoxy Floor

The Completed Floor

If you have a specific flooring need and are looking for a customized solution or would like more information on this or any of our other services, feel free to  contact us and one of our team members can customize a solution for you.

 

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