can epoxy be painted over?

Can you paint over epoxy, and if so, what kind of paint can you use? Can you put concrete epoxy on top of existing epoxy? How do I pour new epoxy over old epoxy?

These are all questions we get asked about painting over epoxy all the time. In this article, we’ll cover how to do it and what paints work best with each type of project!

What paint can I use on epoxy?

Epoxy can be painted with almost any paint. Epoxies are tough and durable, so most paints will stick to them. However, some paints do better than others when applied over epoxy.

Here are some tips for what paint you should use on your next epoxy project:

  • If you’re painting over bare wood or concrete, look for an oil-based primer or latex topcoat. These will stick best to the raw materials beneath your epoxy flooring without chipping away at its surface.
  • If your projects involve applying several coats of different colored paints, consider using an oil-based paint on top of your first coat of epoxy as well as underneath it (if needed). Oil-based paints tend not only to be more durable than other kinds but also dry faster than latexes and water-based ones—making them ideal choices for large spaces such as basements where you might need multiple coats in order to cover every inch thoroughly enough

Can you paint over epoxy with epoxy?

Epoxy is a two-part resin system that cures to a hard, clear finish with excellent chemical resistance. It’s very versatile and can be used to make a variety of products such as coatings, adhesives, and sealants.

Epoxy is used to seal and protect surfaces from wear, moisture or contamination by providing an elastic coating that resists cracking or chipping.

This makes it ideal for use on floors, stairs, countertops, and other surfaces where durability is important but aesthetics are equally important because epoxy can be pigmented in any color you want.

Can you paint over concrete epoxy?

There are many different types of paints that can be used to paint over concrete epoxy. The important thing to note is that you will need to use high-quality paint and not just any old regular paint.

The first type of paint you can use is a concrete sealer, which may or may not come in the form of an epoxy coating or another type of coating as well.

The second option would be using a concrete stain; this is also known as an elastomeric sealer, but it’s essentially the same thing as a protective coating that helps protect your floor while adding some color at the same time.

You could also choose to use one of many different types of paints made specifically for sealing out moisture and protecting surfaces from damage caused by weathering elements such as water or sun exposure (such as UV rays).

Can you put acrylic paint into epoxy resin?

You can mix acrylic paint with epoxy resin, but it’s not a good idea unless you plan to apply the finished product to something that will be painted over anyway.

For example, if you are using the piece as a decorative wall hanging or some other item that will be hung in an area that is not frequently seen, then this may work for you.

If not, then I would strongly advise against mixing your own colors of epoxy by adding acrylic paint.

If you do decide to mix your own colors of epoxy with added acrylic paint, keep in mind that adding too much color could cause bubbles when curing and possibly cause crazing (visible lines running through areas where layers of resin meet).

What do you put over epoxy?

If you are wondering how to paint over epoxy, there are a few ways to do it. First of all, you can use an old paintbrush and apply the new paint directly over the existing surface.

This is the slowest method but also the least expensive. If you want to use a roller or sprayer instead of a brush, buying some inexpensive rollers at your local hardware store is highly recommended because they will cover more area quickly than using a brush would.

If you have access to any sort of power painter (like one from Home Depot), then using it will save time as well as make your job easier in general because these types of painters have special features that help reduce overspray on nearby surfaces and allow for better control when painting hard-to-reach corners or other difficult spots on walls or trim boards around windowsills etcetera).

Can you apply new epoxy over old epoxy?

Yes! It’s possible, but not recommended.

If you have an old epoxy floor that needs to be repaired or improved, it can be difficult to find a contractor or flooring store willing to work with your existing epoxy.

This is because most contractors and stores will want to start from scratch with new material instead of having to deal with the mess of patching up an old one.

How do you paint on top of epoxy?

The first thing you need to do is prime your epoxy. Epoxy primer is a special kind of paint that helps the underlying surface bond with the epoxy, so it’s important that you use this before applying any other paint.

It’s also good practice to use a compatible type of paint when painting over epoxy, such as another epoxy resin with similar properties (such as curing time and thickness).

If you’re unsure about whether or not something will work on top of your finish, we recommend testing it out in an inconspicuous spot first—like under a drawer handle—before committing yourself fully so that you don’t run into any problems later on down the line!

How do you pour epoxy over epoxy?

There are a few ways to apply epoxy over epoxy, but the most common is to use a pouring shield. A pouring shield is a piece of cardboard or plastic that’s shaped like an upside-down funnel, which allows you to pour your second coat onto the first without mixing up their surfaces.

Another way to do this is with brushes, rollers, and sprayers (all of which will be covered in the next section).


By now, you should have a good understanding of how to paint on top of epoxy. You can also use this guide to help you answer any other questions you may have along the way.

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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