Roller for garage floor paint

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Jim

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Roller for garage floor paint
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:17:54 PM »
What type of roller is recommended for garage floor paint?

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Jim

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Three coats better than two?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 01:02:19 AM »
As the paint wears in patches over time, can it be simply repainted over with the same product, or does it need to be substantially rubbed back to bare concrete?

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Tex Rowe

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Re: Roller for garage floor paint
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 07:00:40 AM »
Hi Jim,
preferably short nap 10mm with a maximum 12mm. Oh, and off course must be solvent resistant.
Garage Floor Paint:
http://cswcoatings.com.au/garage-floor-paint/
is a sealer first that just so happens to look like a paint. What this translates into is that over application must be avoided as more is definitely not better.

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Re: Maintenance of garage floor paint
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 07:07:14 AM »
Garage Floor Paint is a re-coatable product. Being solvent based, product can simply be re-applied over existing surface and will be re-activated. Off course the usual floor preparation steps apply of applying to a dust free/chemical free surface.

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Re: Roller for garage floor paint
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 05:15:47 PM »
Thanks Tex. Exactly what I wanted to know!

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Three coats better than two?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 05:45:49 AM »
I am ready to do my workshop in tinted concrete sealer.

Two coats are recommended, but would 3 be better?

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Re: Three coats better than two?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 09:25:36 AM »
Hi Jim,
With most protective coatings, more is not always better. Off course there are other much more important variables like coverage rates, dry film thickness etc to take into consideration. The other aspect is 3 coats can definitely put you into over application territory if coats are applied too thick to begin with.
If simply using a tinted single pack acrylic sealer, best to stick with the recommended 2 coats and if applied via a roller, no higher than a 12mm nap size.

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Re: Three coats better than two?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 10:35:12 AM »
Thanks again.

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Re: Roller for garage floor paint
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 08:32:36 PM »
Hi, why is your product better than the others? I've got a new 12m x 9m shed. How much paint will I need and do I have to etch the surface first?

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Re: Roller for garage floor paint
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 10:00:49 AM »
Hi Andrew,
please see: http://cswcoatings.com.au/concrete-paint-blog/cheap-concrete-paint-proves-costly/
For 12m X 9m at 2 coats would require 2 X 20L Drums.
If surface is plain concrete then yes it is beneficial to acid etch first to really open up the pores. Thanks

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Re: Roller for garage floor paint
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 01:06:05 PM »
Hi guys,

I am going to repaint over my driveway which had jet pave applied 4 years ago, I will acid etch as per your requirements, what is the best way to apply?

Can I spray with an 8 litre pressure sprayer given the seals are solvent resistant?...or roll on, the problem being it is stamped concrete and I may not get into the recesses.

Thanks,
Mick

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Re: Roller for garage floor paint
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2014, 03:15:37 PM »
Hi Mick,
If re-sealing and existing sealer is still efficient then an acid etch is not necessary. This is more for bare slabs to open up the pores. Solvent pressure sprayer is fine especially for a decorative concrete surfaces. The other option is simply a 12mm nap roller with 2 coats of nice even an consistent coats preferably at right angles to each other.