While choosing between exterior and interior concrete sealers may be straightforward, a garage floor may at first seem somewhat more difficult to determine. The garage is a kind of liminal space where the exterior and interior meet at a happy medium, necessitating a good concrete sealer to protect the floor. Which route should you take?

Your garage floor is likely made of concrete, one of the most durable materials on earth. However, it is also a material made up of crushed stone, cement, water, and air, all of which have bonded to form concrete. The negative to this mixture is the large number of tiny air bubbles that naturally occur in concrete; these air bubbles are what let oil and other vehicle leakages seep into the material, as well being what makes it so difficult to fully remove stains.

In order to effectively protect your garage floor from stains, oil or otherwise, you need to seal your floor with a good concrete sealer. Concrete sealers help protect your concrete from natural elements, such as water damage.

If you are looking for a natural finish garage floor sealers like Siloxa-Tek 8505 (water based) or Siloxa-Tek 8510 (solvent based) would be your best options. These sealers will improve protection not only at the topical level; since their larger particles offer a more comprehensive surface protection, the sealer will penetrate and provide protection from within. Both sealers are also deicing salt repellents so they will protect the garage from spalling, pitting and cracking. For oil stains, the key is to seal off the surface of the concrete, which they will do, greatly increasing the durability of the concrete surface. The surface protection will leave the oil pooled on top of the concrete for an easy clean up, rather than leaking into the pores of the concrete to leave a nasty stain.

If you are looking for the most durable, long-term protection with a glossy or satin finish use the Epoxy Max 100 basecoat followed by the Armor-Tek 830 topcoat. The combiation of the two products will make a garage floor chemically resistant, oil and grease resistant, acid resistant and abrasion resistance. If you are looking for a flake floor system, use the Epoxy Max 100 follow by the Polyaspartic 930 top coat.

Why Ghostshield?

Epoxy Max 100 Basecoat- Buy Now & Armor-Tek 830 - Buy Now

  • Completely resists the penetration of oils, greases, acids and chemicals allowing for easy clean up
  • Wipe up messes without any intensive scrubbing
  • Extremely abrasion resistant you do not have to worry about the coatings peeling, chipping or delaminating
  • Resists hot tire pick up
  • Leaves a clear or colored, gloss or satin finish
  • Lifespan: +10 Years

Siloxa-Tek 8510 - Penetrating Water & Stain Repellent: Buy Now

  • Resists staining from oils and greases, causing fluids to bead up instead of being absorbed
  • Reduces water infiltration and moisture intrusion
  • Leaves a natural finish, will not change the look of the substrate
  • Non-yellowing and UV stable. Will never peel, flake or delaminate
8510 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Siloxa-Tek 8510

Water, Salt & Oil Repel +

830 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Armor-Tek 830

Interior or Exterior Coating

100 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Epoxy Max 100

100% Solids Epoxy Basecoat

930 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Polyaspartic 930

High-Gloss Flake Floor Topcoat

Published Monday 15th of July 2024 // Updated Thursday 14th of September 2023

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