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Old 07-02-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
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Whats the best paint for garage walls and floors?

I move into my new house next week and one of the first jobs is to tidy up the garage.

The floor appears to be concrete and the walls brick (sorry I cant be more specific )

Im thinking of going for a white wall/grey floor combo

Any links of recommendations of the best products and how much roughly would be needed? I dont have exact measurements but would describe it as a standardish sized single garage.

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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Just walk into the local diy centre and see what they have on the shelves, the tins will list the coverage.
Only other thing i could possibly think of is a anti dust sealer for the concrete befor ethe floor paint.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:38 PM   #3
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Just walk into the local diy centre and see what they have on the shelves, the tins will list the coverage.
Only other thing i could possibly think of is a anti dust sealer for the concrete befor ethe floor paint.
Definatly agree with the concrete sealer

We painted our warehouse floor and we were recommended to use a floor paint that was chemical resistant. Might come in useful if your using any cleaning liquids inside

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:53 PM   #4
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Yeah, I was planning on the following process

Brush and vac the floor
Jet spray the floor
Brush again and allow to dry
Paint the walls using http://www.regalpaints.co.uk/modules...odcode=Paint17 as the base coat then http://www.regalpaints.co.uk/modules...odcode=paint18 as top coat
Seal the floor using http://www.regalpaints.co.uk/modules...odcode=Paint02
Paint the floor using http://www.regalpaints.co.uk/modules...odcode=Paint01

Would that be sufficient and afford a decent finish?

Would I see the benefit of using the concrete sealer prior to using the top coat? Likewise with using the emulsion prior to using the top coat?

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Old 08-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #5
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The floor paint states that it has a fine aggregate finish. Does it have a sand like substance in it. A smooth finish might be better. A lot easier to clean
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:34 AM   #6
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I can recomend a epoxy based floor paint, shouldnt need a sealent and the finish is superb.
Is more expensive but you will be kicking yourself when bits of paint start flaking.
I work in a concrete bunker so i know rushed floor painting!

Also the epoxy finish is nice and smooth
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/**-MF-ULTIMATE...540234ff768749
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #7
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I can recomend a epoxy based floor paint, shouldnt need a sealent and the finish is superb.
Is more expensive but you will be kicking yourself when bits of paint start flaking.
I work in a concrete bunker so i know rushed floor painting!

Also the epoxy finish is nice and smooth
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/**-MF-ULTIMATE...540234ff768749
Thanks mate anyone else used this?
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
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Btw im not recomending that particular company/brand just one i found online. but have used resin floor paint, cannot rember the brand though.

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Cheers :thumbs:

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Old 08-02-2011, 02:16 PM   #10
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+1 for Epoxy. I used Spencer Coatings and it's been great.
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