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Old 16-05-2017, 07:53 PM   #41
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Whilst it is still wet, scrape as much of the stuff off as you can, stiff yard brush and hot water to help dissolve the pva quicker, I know that sounds odd telling you to pour water on it but honestly that concrete will not be dry, at all. it will take months for all the moisture to come out of a slab that thick, especially as it has no form of damp proof membrane or protection from the sides.

The more you get off now the easier it will be.
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Old 17-05-2017, 06:06 PM   #42
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Whilst it is still wet, scrape as much of the stuff off as you can, stiff yard brush and hot water to help dissolve the pva quicker.
Did as you have suggested, Removed approx 95% of the paint in around 2-3 Hours this afternoon and I am now ******ed

Removed as much of the loose stuff as I could first, Then used a Stiff Broom/Brush, Red Hot Water probably 3 Buckets full and lots of Elbow Grease/Patience.

Now to leave it a day or so to dry out, Removed all the Surface Water and now its just damp but in places in was already beginning to dry out!



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Old 17-05-2017, 07:45 PM   #43
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Bit late to the party but a Jet wash might have been easier......
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Did as you have suggested, Removed approx 95% of the paint in around 2-3 Hours this afternoon and I am now ******ed

Removed as much of the loose stuff as I could first, Then used a Stiff Broom/Brush, Red Hot Water probably 3 Buckets full and lots of Elbow Grease/Patience.

Now to leave it a day or so to dry out, Removed all the Surface Water and now its just damp but in places in was already beginning to dry out!
Good going, did well to get that much of it off, the surface will soon dry out again if you leave that door open.
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Old 19-05-2017, 02:05 PM   #45
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Although my concrete garage floor wasnt new when I moved in, it was quite dusty. I swept and hoovered best I could, and then painted with a Ronseal floor paint. I gave it 2 coats, i think 4 days between the coats and didnt put a car in it for about 2 weeks.

That was 10 years ago and to be honest the only places the paint has came away was from where i had been hammering something on the floor. Ive just started to re do the garage as the walls arent as white as they were (Dulux satin white is on offer 10 litres £26 at B&Q), I also bought Ronseal Dimon Hard floor paint to re do floor and will follow same princple as last time.
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Right, Now the floor is totally dry and has been for 24 hours, I am not going be re-painting it EVER!

So it will either stay as it is and I will have to put up with the dust OR look into the possibility of PVC Floor Tiles.
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Old 19-05-2017, 05:14 PM   #47
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Hi bud. Sounds like you've had a bit of a nightmare.

Initially, I tiled my garage floor. I got the tiles in a B&q sale for £4.25 a yard. They have been perfect for the past 13 years. However, about 4 years back when our son has been running in and out with his friends, the floor was a bit slippery when wet (bon Jovi? ) so I laid carpet tiles over the top. They're brilliant. They make the space so much warmer too, and any spills, I just lift one, and replace with a spare.

Hope you get sorted bud.

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These guys have a sale on 5 x 3m tiles for £206. Am considering them myself.

https://duramat.co.uk/product/garage...k-checker-5x3/

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These guys have a sale on 5 x 3m tiles for £206. Am considering them myself.

https://duramat.co.uk/product/garage...k-checker-5x3/

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Look like great value these, Would have to do some sums but my garage is 12ft x 22ft so would need to work it out.
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3.6 x 6.7 roughly so you may need to buy a few extras

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