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Old 12-04-2021, 12:33 PM   #1
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Few Garage Updates

Hi all, I spent the bank holiday weekend trying to make the garage walls a little brighter. 4 coats of Sandtex masonry paint has helped loads!
Sprayed on the first two coats watered down and then brushed on the last 2.

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Next on the to-do list is the floor.

It's clearly been painted in the past by the previous owner, but is now starting to fade. I do store the car in there so is wearing most on either side where the tyres sit.
I'd planned on using some Screwfix sourced Leyland garage floor paint just to top up whats already on the floor. Any thoughts on this approach before I go and purchase a tin or two?
Hoping it'll blend well with whats already on the floor!?
The cars in and out daily so needs to cope with getting a bit damp

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Old 12-04-2021, 12:46 PM   #2
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I gave up painting the garage floor, never seemed to last no matter how good the preparation.
I now use cheap carpet tiles from eBay. managed to find some local to me, enough tiles to carpet a double garage with some left over for less than the cost of paint.
They have been down for over 5 years and still look as good as new.
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I pinched the neighbour's old bedroom carpet out of his skip when he was doing his house up, my motorbikes are thrilled with the pink carpet and it still raises a few s******s!! Those stars are due to the bots being selective AGAIN perhaps a few "laughs" will do the job??
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Don’t think I can use carpet, the cars in and out daily and so would just get soaked.
Needs to be something that doesn’t mind getting damp
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Don’t think I can use carpet, the cars in and out daily and so would just get soaked.
Needs to be something that doesn’t mind getting damp

Take a look at the vented 30 tiles from Duramat, I’ve been impressed




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So a few more minor updates here:
I fitted some T8 LEDs to replace the old non-LED T12s. Theres a pair of them and it's much brighter than before:


Next, I fitted some jablite polystyrene insulation to the main door. Wow this stuff makes a mess when you chop it



Finally some additional storage with the addition of some hooks and my Poka bottle and brush holder:

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Looking good, coming along nicely
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Might be an optical illusion, but something looks slightly out of level - the shelf or the joint ???
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Might be an optical illusion, but something looks slightly out of level - the shelf or the joint ???
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Might be an optical illusion, but something looks slightly out of level - the shelf or the joint ???
The spirit level says it’s straight
The garage maybe not so much!
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