House done paint garage floor?

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  1. Synergy

    Synergy Well-Known Member

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    I got the driveway coated and protected to make it last for years but the concrete inside garage wasnt treated. Should i paint it before renters move in to protect concrete from chemical/oil spills from tenants or am i being over protective because its first IP?
     
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    Eh, I would leave it and only bother painting it if/when you go to sell it.
     
  3. Terry_w

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    I painted one recently. It will cost you no more than about $220 for a can of paint so not much to worry about if doing it yourself.
     
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    what product did you use terry?
     
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    Some sort of sealant would be a good idea to minimise the inevitable (wear and tear) minor marks from a car.
     
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    Should have had it done along with the driveway.
    Oil or overspray from tyre shine looks bad on straight concrete .

    Be wary of "painting" as some products don't absorb and go over the surface and can make the surface slippery and wear more easily
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never worried about garage floors. I take it as a given that there will be spills, and it will end up looking dirtier than it is. Not a big deal.

    I have reservations about paint, about how long it will last, and whether it adds to slippery. I don't know what the products are like now, I presume that what's available will do the job much better than products used to.
     
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    We painted our garage floor when we used it as a kids play room.
    We used paving paint.
     
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    We've just done this too, after 18 years of spills and stains. Our painter sanded the stained areas first. We could have pressure washed or acid washed it but chose not to as it is the same level as the living rooms downstairs.

    He then used paving paint, oil based and it looks great.

    We were warned by the paint seller that where the hot tyres sit might peel and this happening, but it isn't a problem. It still looks so much better. But we could easily have left it unpainted.

    Painting it makes us think twice about plonking random stuff on it and helps us to keep it clean. If we ever sell, we will recoat.
     

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    Dy-Mark 8L Slate Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Kit

    Dy-Mark’s Epoxy Coat is a fast drying product that gives a professional finish to interior concrete floors. Epoxy Coat resists hot tyre pick-up and provides excellent wear and abrasion resistance to heavy foot and vehicle traffic. Dy-Mark’s Epoxy Coat is ideal for transforming garages, workshops, rumpus rooms and retail floors.

    • Seals and protects concrete surfaces with an easy one-coat application
    • Kit covers a standard double garage (36-40 sqm)
    • Resists hot tyre pick-up
    • Protects against oil stains, beads water and simply wipes clean
    • Ideal for DIY and industrial applications
     
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    We have the Rustoleum epoxy stuff on PPOR. It's currently as slippery as an icerink at the moment as DH washed it with something that he probably wasn't supposed to - grrrrr. Before that it was great and I'm sure it will be fine once this wash (or wax) wears off.

    We've also used paving paint in the past too.
     
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    I should add that we priced up the fleck two-pack style product, but the prep on such an old floor was something we didn't want to do, the product itself applied professionally was fairly expensive, and whilst the DIY option was reasonably priced, and we didn't want to apply an expensive finish without doing correct prep.

    So we chose the paving paint as the cheapest alternative.

    If I was starting with a fresh floor, I'd probably just seal the concrete.
     
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    Ensure paint can withstand the heat from your tyres. Not just any old paving paint.
     
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    Bunnings have a range of garage floor sealants and paints. Eurothane based paints tends to be more flexible but makes that annoying squealing noise and resist friction and heat. Many of them are also self levelling filling cracks, gaps and the like. Paving paints can peel and blister but are a good economy option but may be hard to apply if there is oil.
     
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    Easier to clean when painted and sealed ... :D
     

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