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Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by billharlow62, 15 May 2012.

  1. billharlow62

    billharlow62

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    I wan to paint my garage floor. I am putting down a screed first as the levels are out. I have used single part paints in the past but they don't last very long. Any ideas?
     
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    There is a specific paint called 'garage floor paint' but it is very expensive.

    Unless your garage floor will be subjected to all kinds of oily abuse, I would seriously consider putting down a cheap cord carpet in there in whatever colour you wish. (Pref. a dark one). Replace every few years if need be. Garage floors are are a pain.
     
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    I bought a garage floor paint kit from Home Depot (or maybe Lowe's ?) a few years ago, and the paint job still looks good. It seems like the kit was $60 or so?
     
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    Thanks for that, but unfortunately the USA is rather a long way to go for some garage floor paint. (This is a UK site).
     
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    Lidls have a "Rubber" concrete floor paint in at the moment.

    I think its 14.99 for 5 lt.

    Dont know anything about it but it looked interesting
     
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    Carpet is warmer on your feet in winter and things don't break as easily when dropped.
     
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    Proper Preparation

    Start with a apple-pie barn floor. Don't just ambit it out. Take aggregate off the attic and abrade it down. Protect your walls with artificial sheeting. You can hire a burden washer or beef cleaner or use a abrade besom and a abundant assignment cleaner. Be abiding to bathe thoroughly.

    Patch any holes and cracks; apprehend instructions on the application kit about how continued to acquiesce the patches to cure. The accurate should be at atomic 60 canicule old afore you administer the paint.

    Next you'll charge to compose the apparent of the accurate with the carving actual supplied in the adhesive acrylic kit. Let this dry and you're accessible to paint.

    Apply the Epoxy

    Mix the acrylic and the epoxy, afterward the admonition on your kit. Acrylic a bound about the barn aboriginal with a 3 or 4 inch paintbrush, alive the acrylic into corners and cracks. Use a acrylic roller with an addendum handle to cycle on the blow of the paint, alive in sections and feathering the acrylic in anniversary area as if you were painting a wall.

    If you're application blush flakes, which advice beard imperfections in the concrete, administer them while the acrylic is still wet. Sprinkle them analogously over the apparent of the wet paint.

    If you plan to add a additional coat, delay 12 to 24 hours amid coats.

    Add the Topcoat

    Mix the top covering according to amalgamation admonition and administer it the aforementioned way you did the paint-epoxy mix, application a besom in bend and forth edges, and a roller in the middle. The cape will go on white but will dry clear.

    You now accept a admirable new barn floor. You can airing on it afterwards 24 hours, but delay 72 hours afore you esplanade your car on it.
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    Translated robotically from the Serbo Croat with no human intervention whatsoever!
     
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    Germans and Barns dont go down well with us brits. :O(
     
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    Ha! I love the 'Be abiding to bathe thoroughly'!

    I do, I do! I abide in the bathroom muchly longtime.
     
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