Paints & Coatings Resource Center

Ask the Expert Question-and-Answer Archive

by Ron Joseph

September, 2003

Painting Plywood Floor

Q. What can I use to paint and protect a Pressure treated plywood floor in a garage? I would like a surface I can work on.

A. A good oil base two part paint should do the job well. Not only will the paint protect the plywood, it will also be resistant to the chemicals found in the garage workshop such as oil, grease, gasoline. Check with your local paint supplier, you may have to seek out an industrial coatings supplier for a high quality two component epoxy paint to be applied over pressure treated wood.

This type of system requires expert knowledge and handling. Please be aware that coatings and solvents are chemicals and therefore you should always pay attention to proper handling procedures and be prepared to wear protective clothing, such as respirators, gloves, coveralls, etc. For further information on the health and safety requirements for the coatings and solvents you wish to use we strongly advised you to contact your local coating supplier. If possible, go the extra step and look for this information on the website of the product vendor.

What's New | About PCRC | Compliance Assistance | Regulations | Technical Info | News | Homeowners | Search | Disclaimer | Home

©2012 Paints and Coatings Resource Center