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    Advice on garage floor paint needed

    Painters & Decorators

    Can I use leftover wall paint to paint my garage floor? If not, would it be ok to use it if I add a layer of sealer on top to protect it? Alternatively, are other types of garage flooring better and more long lasting like carpeting or tiles? I’m open to all suggestions

    Asked by Patrick on 9th Apr 2020
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    Gary nappin

    In no way can you use wall paint it’s water based, if it’s concrete you need to clean the floor and I would recommend a proper floor paint oiled based, apply 2 coats this will last and protect your floor, and easier to clean if you have a spill.

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Ttm Home Improvements Ltd

    "no you can't use left over wall paint for a garage floor there are floor paints for that type"

    Answered on 5th Aug 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Cornerways Painting and Decorating


    Best not to use a wall emulsion as it will not last very long and will be a bit of a wasted exercise.

    I would apply a coat of water based (quick drying) stabiliser and then two coats of an oil based floor paint. This will pass the test of time and be a permanent solution."

    Answered on 10th May 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    T@P decorating

    "There is floor paint that can be bought in any builders yard now it’s cheap and easy to use"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    C@k all jobs

    "Don’t use wall paint, get proper floor none slip paint for this as it’s safer if damp you won’t slip where as using wall paint won’t give you that protection."

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Au Faix

    "I like the sika floor paint that comes with a hardening fluid. It’s very tough and hardwearing"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Mr.Wint Building Construction

    "Concrete floor can be painted, with a special paint. If you need more to go on, you can get in touch with us, which is Mr.Wint Building Construction."

    Answered on 29th Jul 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Exterior House Painters - West Midlands

    "Floor Tread Paint is best i think for painting a garage floor. I've used it on a number of occasions."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "No use proper garage floor paint. Only need to seal before painting if concrete is pourous."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Mr Krastev

    "Hi Patrick, you can't use emulsion on the garage floor. You can buy special floor paint which contains some resin and makes it very strong. Johnsons have a good quality floor paint, but you need to stir it very well before painting and cut in corners with brush then roll it with roller.The floor need to be wet and dust free."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

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