Metallic Garage Floor Coating Pigment

Metallic Pigment for Polyaspartic and Epoxy Garage Floor Coatings


Pricing:

$50/jar for standard colors; $75/jar for custom colors.

One jar is 8oz. and treats 1.25 gallons of chemical (polyaspartic or epoxy solvent borne coatings).


Standard Metallic Pigment Colors:


  • Metallic Garage Floor Coatings

    Metallic Silver

  • Metal Essence Garage Floor Coatings

    Metallic Gray

  • Metal Swirl Garage Floor Coatings

    Metallic Copper

  • Metal Effects Garage Floor Coatings

    Metallic Burgundy

Click here for a complete list of our custom metallic colors.


How To Use Metallic Pigment

Flooring preparation as normal.

1st coat (base coat) – seal the floor. Use our standard mixing instructions for the Polyaspartic for this coat, including diluting down the solids content with solvent (such as acetone) to insure proper penetration into the floor. With respect to the pigment, you can use clear, or you can use a pigment of your choice (one of the standard colors we stock), or you can use the metallic pigment. Because of the higher price of the metallic pigment, we think most applicators will want to use one of the less expensive standard pigments.

For example:
Metallic Gray - use our dark gray pigment for the base coat.
Metallic Copper - use our beige for the base coat.
Metallic Burgundy - use our mocha for the base coat.
Metallic Silver - use our light gray for the base coat.

2nd coat – use the metallic pigment on this coat. Mix one (1) 8oz jar of pigment per every 1.25 gallons of mixed A&B polyaspartic. Mix in normal amounts of acetone per our standard mixing instructions. Apply with roller as normal. Note, you will likely see roller lines when this is done. This is normal. The metal components in the pigment do not settle out easily, which is why you'll likely see roller lines.

3rd coat – use the metallic pigment on this coat. Mix one (1) 8oz jar of pigment per every 1.25 gallons of mixed A&B polyaspartic. Mix in normal amounts of acetone per our standard mixing instructions. Apply with roller as normal. Note, you will likely see roller lines as you cross roll this out. This is normal. The metal components in the pigment do not settle out easily, which is why you'll likely see roller lines. However, this is where you are going to use acetone and as you cross hatch/roll your floor and as you are backing out of the floor and while the chemical is still wet, you will want to spray acetone on the floor. We recommend you get a 2 gallon, hand pump sprayer for this (even though our video shows a hand sprayer, get the bigger unit for a garage floor). It is important that the acetone be as water free as possible. We recommend you use our acetone which has a very low water content. You will want to spray sufficient acetone on the floor to "erase" the roller lines and create the random swirl effects in the floor. There is some art to this process. You will need to spray enough acetone to wipe out the roller marks and impart enough of the swirls to create the desired effects. The acetone will "push back" the top coat that you just rolled out, revealing the metallic pigment coat beneath. As you gain experience with this technique, you might experiment with different colors on the 2nd coat, so that the "reveal" is of a different color or shade. Or you might put some pigment into the acetone in the sprayer, and leave a different color on top of the top coat when the acetone is sprayed. Again, this can be as artistic as you want it to become.

4th coat – we do not necessarily recommend that you put a clear over the 3 coat system. You will have sufficient thickness in your floor to provide the desired wearability with most floors with a 3 coat system. We also think that a clear top coat can reduce the 3D effect the floor system creates. Whether you put a clear coat over the system or not is something you will have to decide based on your local preferences. If you want a 4 coat system for a longer wearing floor, then you can do another metallic pigment application for the 4th coat, in which case, wait for this 4th coat to spray the acetone.


Additional Resources

Garage Flooring by Slide-Lok is second to none in the garage floor coating industry. Slide-Lok pioneered the one day garage floor install with their proprietary polyaspartic formulation that could be applied in temperatures as low as -20°F/-29°C with a 24 hour cure before driving back onto the floor. The top tier polyaspartic coatings are still offered for garage floor coatings, however Slide-Lok has now developed newer mid-range products that are much more affordable for every homeowner. Utilizing in-house chemists Slide-Lok custom formulates all of its floor coatings to ensure that every product meets and exceeds our quality standards for your garage.


Find an Authorized Slide-Lok Dealer Near You

To locate an Authorized Slide-Lok Garage Interiors dealer in your area or to purchase Slide-Lok garage storage systems, please call: 1-800-835-1759 or click the button below to contact us.

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Find an Authorized Slide-Lok Dealer Near You

To locate an Authorized Slide-Lok Garage Interiors dealer in your area or to purchase Slide-Lok garage storage systems, please call: 1-800-835-1759 or click the button below to contact us.

Contact Us
Additional Resources

Garage Flooring by Slide-Lok is second to none in the garage floor coating industry. Slide-Lok pioneered the one day garage floor install with their proprietary polyaspartic formulation that could be applied in temperatures as low as -20°F/-29°C with a 24 hour cure before driving back onto the floor. The top tier polyaspartic coatings are still offered for garage floor coatings, however Slide-Lok has now developed newer mid-range products that are much more affordable for every homeowner. Utilizing in-house chemists Slide-Lok custom formulates all of its floor coatings to ensure that every product meets and exceeds our quality standards for your garage.