Hardware store epoxy paints are thinned down with solvents and/or water to make them go farther and more user friendly for the non-professional.
Some of the epoxy coatings are old technology, no longer used by professionals. By selling them through hardware stores they are able to squeezing out a bit more profit from an old and often outdated formula.
They are low end products to start with. Professionals need the 'good stuff'
- their reputations are on the line.
Hardware store epoxy floor paints are not thick enough to provide the self leveling characteristics and long term durability demanded by contractors and requires recoating as often as every year due to their lack of durability and dry film coating thickness.
For industrial and commercial flooring projects we work in Michigan cities such as Muskegon, Norton Shores, Newaygo, Traverse City, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Reed City, Mount Pleasant, Flint, Howell, Lansing, Jackson, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Hastings Plainwell, Otsego, South Haven, Benton Harbor, St Joseph, Holland, Grand Haven, and Grand Rapids. For residential garage projects we generally only bid on work within 30 miles of Grand Rapids, MI.