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Old 23-09-2017, 01:06 AM   #11
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I tried all the "clever" shortcuts and found none were effective when painting my garage blockwork. I went back to a 2" brush - it took ages but at least I got the coverage I wanted although it took 3 coats in total!
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Old 23-09-2017, 08:43 AM   #12
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Are you not better using Sandtex, it hss a higher pigment content.
May cost more, but time is costly too.

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Old 23-09-2017, 08:46 AM   #13
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Sealing the porous blocks with a PVA mix will help reduce the number of coats !
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Old 23-09-2017, 09:57 AM   #14
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That is looking rather good, wish I had a garage of that size.



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Old 23-09-2017, 10:21 AM   #15
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2 coats on a roller tops

https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsen...te-10ltr/51004

This stuff is awesome, so thick just chuck it on
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Old 23-09-2017, 01:06 PM   #16
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Cracking sized garage there mate, keep up the good work
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Old 24-09-2017, 03:18 PM   #17
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I used an emulsion brush (about 5 or 6 inch wide) and thinned the first coat with about 25% water when I did mine.

Still a long job, but working the brush into the holes and indentations by twisting it round as I brushed helped.

I'm not convinced dear paint is much better - perhaps it has more pigment, but I used cheap B&Q trade stuff and it covered ok.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:58 PM   #18
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Little bit of progress. First coat done:



Can just about make out where it's not dry yet at the top. I actually quite like the sort of speckled effect from the breeze blocks where they are really rough. Have now started on the second coat but not too fussed if I still get that effect in places after I'm finished.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:51 PM   #19
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Little bit of progress. First coat done:



Can just about make out where it's not dry yet at the top. I actually quite like the sort of speckled effect from the breeze blocks where they are really rough. Have now started on the second coat but not too fussed if I still get that effect in places after I'm finished.
Be worth it in the end bud.... second coat goes on easier so hardest part done.

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Good Work, The white makes a massive difference.
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