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PostPosted:Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:18 pm 
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Hello all. Due to some house/ garage 'improvements' my garage is empty at the moment - the first time ever.
Before the car/tools/clutter return once the works are complete, I would like to do something with the floor.

In the past (previous house) i've painted the floor with garage floor paint, although found this didn't really last too well - most probably due to lack of good preparation.

Looking around, it seems people either use a resin based paint or floor tiles.

Any opinions out there as to the best option?

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https://www.watco.co.uk/products/epoxy- ... loor-paint


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PostPosted:Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:25 pm 
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A friend of Mine use's this as it's non slip and hard wearing. His garage floor was smooth concrete and when he painted it, it was very slippery. A lot more expensive though.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Garage-Floor ... %3A2334524

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Most paints react, believe it or not with the tyre rubber, which eventually pull it from the floor. The Watco one I posted above is formulated not to; they also do industrial non-slip floor paints that are even harder wearing.


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PostPosted:Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:49 pm 
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Thanks Alun and Tony for the information. I will look into both options.

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PostPosted:Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:17 pm 
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if you have a CostCo account have a look at their garage floor liner, its a kinda rubber carpet affair, ive not used it but know a few who have and not heard any complaints.

I need to do something with mine but at 1000SqFt i'm a bit reluctant to pay for anything but paint.

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PostPosted:Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:48 pm 
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I have recently used this one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-PACK-2K-EP ... xyOlhS-h3N

I can't vouch for its longevity but, with the special primer, it seems to stick well and goes on very nicely.


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I've got about 20 gallons of industrial floor paint if anyone wants some! comes in 4 or 5 gallon tubs (have to check) Grey and maybe 1 or 2 Red left, £20 a tub collected. Not only illegal to post but also very heavy!

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PostPosted:Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:22 pm 
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Great question Matt! :wink:

Thanks for the info chaps, as I am also looking into doing this to mine.. 8)


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I've got to do mine when the weather warms up, so great info.

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