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How to get the best Watco floor

That will look good and last for years, with minimum maintenance

Painting a floor is often an inconvenient and time-consuming exercise – cleaning the area, preparing and repairing the floor, applying the paint and allowing it to dry. To avoid re-painting before you have to, using quality products for a long lasting result is a good start – as the effort is the same whether using a cheap paint or a high-performance coating. 

Epoxicote™ High Build is a great all-rounder. The 100% solids, two-part epoxy resin coating provides a thick, extremely hard wearing, glossy finish in just one coat. We have a range of formulations which will cope with application in cold weather, where extra rapid drying is required or where there’s a need for slip resistance. 

Being one thick coat, means you can get the job done and the floor back into use faster.

A big advantage of this formulation is that it does not include water to make it cure, instead a chemical reaction takes places after the base and activator are mixed together which brings about rapid drying. This makes the product suitable for areas where there is poor ventilation, cold temperatures, or high humidity – all these factors can cause you problems if you are using a water-based epoxy resin paint. 

All Watco products are designed to be easy to use and provide first class results, first time. But for the best Watco floor, we recommend the following...

1. Prepare

Surfaces should be clean and dry. We have user friendly cleaners and primers for difficult substrates, and offer full advice for painting new or old floors, painted or bare concrete, clean or contaminated floors. 

Click here to read more about our preparation products.

Etch & Clean
Concroff
New Concrete Primer
Bio D

2. Repair

Painting a used floor will tend to highlight surface damage. Chips and scratches which probably didn’t show up before will be more obvious. Our repair products range from a paste which is smeared into minor surface defects for an ultra-professional finish, to repair mortars for larger holes, surface damage or broken joints. They are all easy to use and dry quickly to allow you to get on with painting.

Click here to read more about which repair products best suit your project.

Concrex Carbon Fibe
Flowpatch
Flexible Joint Repair
Floor Joint Sealant

3. Paint

The two parts of the epoxy resin mix easily in the outer mixing tin. The catalyst that causes the paint to harden generates some heat, so tip the mixed paint into a roller tray to help keep it cool. Use a paint brush for the edges and a medium pile roller for the floor. 

The thick, creamy consistency spreads easily and evenly, and looks and feels like a superior quality coating as you use it. 

Just one coat is needed. leave until the next day to dry. The floor will look good and will last for years. it will take forklifts and chemical spillages, shrug off tyre marks and easily wipes clean.

Follow these steps and it's good to know you won't have to repeat the exercise for some time.

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Watco Etch & Clean

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Essential for preparing bare concrete ready for painting

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Watco Concroff

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Lifts grease and oil from bare concrete

£29.00 (Ex VAT)

Watco New Concrete Primer

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Allows brand new concrete to be painted quickly

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Watco Bio-D

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From £22.10 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Concrex® Carbon Fibre - Epoxy Repair Mortar

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Epoxy resin repair mortar reinforced with carbon fibre and ceramic

From £99.00 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Flowpatch

Watco Flowpatch

Fast, pourable and strong repairs for heavy wear areas

From £53.00 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Flexible Joint Repair

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Flexible repair mortar for expansion joints

£89.30 (Ex VAT)

Watco Floor Joint Sealant

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Flexible filler for expansion and movement joints

£70.70 (Ex VAT)

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Watco Epoxicote High Build

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Industrial strength 100% solids epoxy resin

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