Garage Floor Paint is ideal for use when you need to keep a concrete floor looking good and staying clean. It is a tough, two pack, water based epoxy resin which offers excellent resistance to wear and tear and to spillages of oil and other common chemicals. Garage Floor Paint dries to a mid gloss finish.
+ Vastly superior to conventional floor paint.
+ Apply to new or already painted concrete
+ Recoat in 12 hours under normal conditions
+ Easy to apply with a roller or brush
+ Simple to keep clean with a neutral cleaner
+ 2 coats give a heavy duty finish
The basicsYou’ll need
9" Roller and tray
These products are available on our website and can be shipped with your order for Garage Floor Paint so you can get the job done quickly.
True Blue, Brick Red, Ash Grey, Vanilla Cream
Free tile samples are available on request: While great care is taken with the colour samples shown on the product pages, no guarantee can be given that they represent exactly the colours offered.
Garage Floor Paint is available in 2.5 litre and 5 litre units
Instructions for use
Garages, cellars, basements – anywhere there is a concrete floor that needs brightening up.
Before painting you will need to ensure the surface to be painted is dry, clean and doesn’t have any loose or flaky parts on it. So that the paint sticks you’ll also need to sand any existing painted surfaces. If your concrete is new you’ll need to leave it for at least four weeks and then treat the surface with Concrete Etchant to get rid of excess alkalinity. You should also use this product on bare concrete as it will remove general dirt as well as giving smooth surfaces the essential key they need for the paint to adhere to. If your surface is oily then Oil & Grease Remover will take care of that. Bare concrete should be sufficiently porous for Garage Floor Paint to penetrate to get a ‘good key’.
The unit consists of two tins, the largest contains curing agent and the smallest contains the resin. Stir the contents of each tin, then mix the resin with the curing agent in the larger tin. Stir again thoroughly, achieving an even colour and consistency. Use immediately as you only have 1-2 hours to apply it. The paint can be applied with a brush or a roller, working it thoroughly into the surface, but there is no need to put too much on. The paint should be applied in warm, around 15°C, dry conditions and in well ventilated areas. Low temperatures will greatly increase the drying time. Do not apply when the floor temperature is below 10°C.
Important: Do not part mix. Garage Floor Paint is a two part epoxy resin, and once the two parts (the resin and the curing agent) have been mixed together it needs using all at once, so you can’t use half of it one day, put the lid back on and then use the rest the next day, it will have gone rock hard in the tin. 5 litres of Garage Floor Paint will cover up to 30m2 in one coat, and we recommend that two coats are applied. So for an area of 30m2 , 2 x 5 litres would be needed to achieve this. For smaller areas do not be tempted to part mix a 5 litre in order to get two coats out of it to save money, since this can lead to potential problems such as patchiness, curing and performance issues. It is far safer to purchase 2 of the 2.5 litre size. You can always mix and match the two sizes if need be, but if you are unsure of how many you need just give us a ring and we’ll work it out for you.
The first coat should be left for 12-18 hours before applying the second (based on warm drying conditions at around 15°C with good ventilation). If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be lightly abraded before the second coat is applied. Depending on conditions, the area will be ready for foot traffic and car parking somewhere between 16-36 hours.
If you are using a roller and applying two coats you can expect coverage of 30m2 per 5 litres or 15m2 per 2.5 litres, per coat, with less for a brush application. Use a brush for the edges.
What else do I need to know?
If the intended surface has rising damp.
If you are unsure of the origin of the existing surface coating, we recommend you paint a small test area first and let it fully cure. This also applies if the surface has been prone to chemical spills, even if you’ve thoroughly cleaned it.
If the intended surface is very smooth, such as power floated concrete, without the recommended preparation.
Concrete Etchant, if your concrete is smooth or new (up to 28 days old), where chemical hardeners have been used or where there is laitance (dusty cement particles). Coverage: 20m2 per 5 litres maximum.
Oil & Grease Remover. This is solvent free and virtually odourless and is great at removing grease before painting. Can be used in concentrated form for heavy grease or oil, or you can dilute 50:50 with water to remove lighter deposits or as a general maintenance tool.
Store at temperatures above 10°C. The shelf life of Garage Floor Paint, if unopened, is one year. Do not allow to freeze.
Disposal and Safety information
Under certain conditions the surface can become slippery.