Garage Floor painting – Am I stupid?
sealing gunk is very expensive
ermPosted 4 years ago
Right, after the garage floor painting threads I figured I should seal the concrete first and then paint it. Garage paint and sealing gunk is very expensive but hey, it needs doing.
So I walked out of B&Q with a 5 litre drum of something called B&Q Pave Seal. It says it seals concrete and stone. Then I painted half the floor. Then, because I’m a bloke, then I read the instructions. It does not say it’s suitable for painting over and it says it repels oil and dirt….. and presumably paint too.
It doesn’t actually mention paint at all but I’m now in a quandry.
Do I …
a) accept that I’m stupid and try and get it off the concrete, it’s not actually obvious now its dried, there’s no sheen or layer that I can see.
b) accept that I’m stupid but hey, stupid is as stupid does and just try and paint over it?
c) accept that I’m stupid and carry on using it to seal the rest of the floor before trying b)?
Thank you.Posted 4 years agojuankingSubscriber
I asked about this a while ago and got no response so I did some digging around and some testing. The old floor was knackered with a could of cracks and no DPM.Posted 4 years ago
Firstly I took an angle grinder to the cracks then filled all of these with Expoxy mortar repair. Then I sealed the floor with a SBR water mix of 1:3 for the first 2 coats then a 1:1. Because the old floor had no DPM there was always moisture and efflorescence coming through. So I sealed it with 4 coats of bitumen paint, primed it with Weber P301 then applied about 5mm of Cempolay Ultra self leveling compound. The good thing about this particular compound is that it can be used as a wear layer. Loads of good advice for this stuff on the detailing world www.
wonderful stuff Juan, thanks for that. The floor is quite uneven but I’ve no idea if it’s DPMed undeneath. If I had plenty of time and money and really wanted to do a perfect job, I’d do everything you’ve described. I’ll still do that in the garage when I get round to it though. very useful, thanks.
Brew/sofa area is imminent, I could include some carpet there 😉 I need to get the floor sorted first, then shelving and workbench, somewhere to put some beer making equipment. it’s going to be great.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
If you havent already plumped for a paint yet, can I pitch in with http://www.bedec.co.uk/ floor paint. Just done the boiler room (on un-sealed concrete) and it’s gone on very well. Looks superb, but I havent given it a hard time yet, but it will be getting lots of wood/logs dropped on it over the coming seasons.
It’s a water based acrylic so you may find it will work with the sealant.Posted 4 years agoTraceySubscriber
The paw prints are from when the garage was built, think it was a panther. Thought about painting them black. Floor is now finished, had to do it in three stages and used a big roller brush. Tip given to me from a pro was to talc where the car tyres go so as to stop the paint sticking to the hot tyres. its worked so far but is a bit slippy underfootPosted 4 years ago
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