Painting garage floor

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  1. Sandman

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    As I didn't win the £20k home cinema competition and wont be converting my garage for a couple of years I am going to paint the concrete floor to make the place a little less dusty.

    I am planning on using this stuff-
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ronseal-Diamond-Hard-Steel-Blue/dp/B00OYSN5Z6

    Have I left it too late in the year to paint as the temperature has dropped considerately over the last week or so or should it be ok? I could even hang an electric patio heater from the ceiling to keep the temps up while the paint is drying.

    Has anybody used this type of paint and is it hard wearing? I wont be putting my car in the garage but I do play table tennis in there and there will be a running machine and cross trainer going in soon.

    Also should I use a brush or a roller for the best finish and what preparation is required? It is a new build house so the concrete floor is less than a year old (and very dusty).
     
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    Make sure you seal it first. Makes a better job
     
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    Latex paint?
     
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    when you seal it, make sure you have ventilation. Its strong stuff lol. I had the internal door closed that leads into the house and the next morning when i came down the smell on the ground floor was epic lol
     
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    Seal / paint just over half, then when dried do the other half?
     
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    This ^
     
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    Tbh next time I have this to do I’ll get the garage tiles fitted instead
     
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    Have you considered a rubber or PVC flooring solution instead?
    something like this:
    Buy Checker Plate Garage Floor Tiles - Diamex LOK | Polymax UK
    I have used something similar in my garage and it still looks perfect and it has been down for over 8 years now. It costs a more than painting I think but it is a do once solution.
     
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    Latex, you say...

    Hmm, is this a clue about another thread??? :eek:;)
     
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    Everybody likes a bit of latex, don't they?
     
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    Forget that, convert it instead.
     
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    We have an exterior garage building that isn't too well sealed on the floor (bit damp over winter). It's not a flat floor so tiling it is no good.

    What is a decent paint on/liquid sealant product to use before painting?
     
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    Well we got new kitchen flooring today so I asked the fitters to take care removing the old vinyl flooring and I spent a couple of hours this afternoon fitting it in the garage. It looks great and perfect for my needs.
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    I kind of did the same when my garage floor started breaking and turning to dust. Bought the cheapest roll of vinyl from the local flooring shop and layed it out myself. That was about 5+ years ago. I park the car in the garage every day and it's held up OK but some of the edges are starting to curl up a bit.
     

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