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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
    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
    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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