We often get called on to do garage makeovers including painting the walls, removing popcorn ceilings, and painting the garage floors. One of our most commonly ask questions is, “Will the painted floor be slippery when wet?” Unfortunately, our answer for that question was commonly yes – any smooth, painted surface has a tendency to become slick when wet. This is concern is extremely legitimate in the terms of your garage where you may often be hosing things down, rain water could get in, or you could be dealing with oil spills or leaks. Now, Three Brothers Painting of Ball Ground, GA offers you a solution to slick floors – Shark Skin, and it bites!

What is Shark Skin? Painted Garage Floor

Shark Skin is a paint additive that we can incorporate into the paint you have selected for your garage floors. It is made of micronized polymer that increases the coefficient of friction and reduces the gloss of the dried paint. Similar products are used on the painted surface of boat decks to reduce the likelihood of slipping.

When Shark Skin is added to your garage floor, it takes a surface that was previously highly prone to slip, and changes its texture so that the surface becomes less slippery, and you are less likely to slip and fall. Adding this slip-resistant product to your garage floor paint will increase your safety while working in your garage. You will still have a beautiful, newly painted floor in your garage, but you won’t have to worry as much about your potential to fall in an area that is moist or has been coated with some type of oil spill.

If you’re ready to give your garage a make over, give us a call at Three Brothers Painting in Marietta, GA today. We’d love to help you turn your garage from a dirty looking work space, into a clean, refreshing showroom.

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