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DRYLOK® E1 Latex 1-Part Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint

Protect and enhance the appearance of concrete floors with this dirt resistance showroom-quality interior/​exterior finish. 


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Product Overview

A semi-gloss high-performance coating for commercial and residential use, DRYLOK® E1 Latex 1‑Part Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint utilizes an Advanced Epoxy Ester Resin fortified formulation to deliver greater protection and durability. Use it to create a gorgeous, showroom-quality finish that’ll be easy to keep clean even in high-traffic areas.

Coats: Minimum 2

Clean up: Soap and Water

Coverage: 300 – 400 square feet per gallon

Dry Time: 20 minutes to touch, 4 hours to recoat

  • Epoxy ester / acrylic blend
  • Apply by brush or roller
  • Interior, exterior, horizontal masonry surfaces
  • Ideal for garage floors, basement floors, walkways, poured concrete and block patios
  • CSI Masterformat® 09 96 56 Epoxy Coatings
  • CSI Masterformat® 09 97 23 Concrete & Masonry Coatings
  • CSI Masterformat® 09 91 13 Exterior Painting
  • CSI Masterformat® 09 91 23 Interior Painting
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  • Garage floors
  • Basement floors
  • Brick patios
  • Poured concrete and block patios

New/​Unpainted Surfaces, Garage Floors and Exterior Concrete Surfaces
New concrete must cure for 30 days before applying the coating. Remove all dirt, wax, dust, mildew, and loose or scaling material with a scraper, wire brush, or stiff bristle brush*. Grease, wax, and oil should be removed by scrubbing with a heavy duty detergent in warm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow the surface to dry. Using a pressure washer? Do not use on a pressure setting above 1750 psi, to avoid damaging the concrete. Remember, concrete acts like a sponge. Pressure washing and general cleaning may trap residual moisture in the concrete.

To check for trapped moisture, affix a 12” x 12” piece of 3 mil plastic or aluminum foil to the floor, taping it tightly along all four edges. Remove it after 24 hours. If the floor side of the plastic or foil is damp, allow additional drying and repeat the test. A dehumidifier or fan may help to eliminate any residual trapped moisture.

If you see white, powdery, crystal-like deposits on the surface, they are naturally-occurring, water-soluble salt compounds in the masonry, pushed out by water intrusion. When the water evaporates, the salt residue remains. This effect is called efflorescence and, because it prevents DRYLOK® E1 Latex 1‑Part Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint from properly bonding to the surface, it must be removed. Treat it with DRYLOK® Etch** (liquid or powder formula) or muriatic acid according to the manufacturer’s directions, rinse, and allow the surface to dry.

DRYLOK® Etch will also properly prepare the concrete’s profile to accept the coating. Properly prepared concrete should look and feel like medium grit sandpaper. If the concrete remains smooth, repeat the etching procedure. You can test the concrete porosity by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the surface in several areas. If the water is readily absorbed, you are ready to apply the coating. If it beads or sits on the surface, additional cleaning and etching is needed. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow the surface to dry for 24 hours.

Patch all holes and cracks with a suitable cement-based patching compound. Be sure to smooth the patch evenly. Allow the patched area to dry thoroughly.

Old, Weathered or Previously Painted Surfaces
Remove peeling paint and clean as above in surface preparation section. Mildew should be removed using a suitable mildew remover. Allow the surface to dry completely. Glossy painted surfaces must be dulled or sanded to improve adhesion. Do not apply to floors that have been previously painted with 2‑component epoxy paints/​coatings. Do not etch painted surfaces.


Schedule your project when both air and surface temperatures are 50°F or higher and, for best results, wait for a dry (rain-free) period. Do not thin the product. Apply an even coat using a three-eighths-inch nap roller or nylon polyester brush. Do not paint in direct sunlight or apply to a hot surface.

Provide good ventilation for normal drying. Allow the first coat to dry for 4 hours prior to applying the second coat. High humidity and low temperatures may require longer drying times. The second coat should be applied in a cross direction to the first coat to achieve color uniformity. Do not apply more than 2 coats. When using 2 or more containers of the same color of DRYLOK® E1 Latex 1‑Part Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint, mix them together to ensure color uniformity.

Up to 2 ounces of DRYLOK® Non-Skid Texture Additive may be added to DRYLOK® E1 Latex 1‑Part Epoxy Concrete Floor Paint to improve traction.


Dispose of contaminated absorbent, container and unused contents in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

USAGE STATEMENT: Prior to use, carefully read the product label and follow the directions. For technical information, warnings, cautions, notices, and additional information, download and read the documentation available on this website.

California Residents: Prop 65 WARNING(S)

* WARNING: If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1 – 800-424-LEAD or visit www​.epa​.gov/lead.

** When using DRYLOK® Etch®, wear eye protection with side shields, chemical-resistant gloves, protective footwear and suitable clothing.

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