Congratulations to Crewe Honda Centre who are the winners of our January #showusyourproject competition!
January Winner: Crewe Honda Centre!
Crewe Honda Centre is an established motorcycle shop which has been trading for over 100 years. Not only do they sell new and used Honda motorcycles but also carry out MOTs. And it is the MOT area that has been given the Regal Paint treatment.
Roger and his team demonstrate the stunning finish that can be achieved with Regal floor-paint products!
“Just to show you how it turned out, we are delighted with it
I am a motorcycle shop but we MOT as well, these are the MOT bays
Thanks for all your help it’s beautiful
All the very best”
The Team Thoroughly Prepared the Floor
Desiring a top-quality finish, as befitting their business ethos, Crewe Honda Centre took the time to call us to ask for advice, which we are always more than happy to give. Having discussed the details, we recommended the two-pack epoxy floor paint system. Because of the nature of epoxy resin, this type of paint is very hardwearing and is suitable for high-traffic areas and environments where heavy machinery may be used. It is also the paint most resistant to oil and chemical spills, such as those that will inevitably happen in a car-garage environment. With correct application and care, an epoxy floor can last a long time dependent on the level of use.
As a working MOT area, it was important that the floor was thoroughly cleaned. This is a vital step to take prior to the application of any floor paint. Surface contaminants such as oil, debris or a flaking floor will all hinder the way in which floor paint adheres to the substrate. If the floor isn’t suitably prepared, the paint cannot form a bond with the floor and this will affect the finish and longevity of the coating.
Knowing this, the Crewe Honda team took the time to thoroughly clean and prepare the floor prior to painting.
Two Pack Epoxy Floor Paint (Top Coat) - This epoxy floor coating is designed for application to concrete, cement and non ferrous metals. It provides excellent resistance to water, solvents, acids, alkalis and salts and gives superb adhesion to all recommended substrates. Tough finish has long lasting abrasion and impact resistance. Recommended for areas receiving heavy traffic (vehicle/trucks). Following application of the product: Do not park vehicles or place heavy equipment on the floor for a minimum of 48 hours Do not get the floor wet for a minimum of 7 days as this will cause bloom (discolouration) - Coverage: 5-7 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12-16 hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time:48 hrs - Full Cure: 7 days
Two-Pack Epoxy Floor Sealer (Under Coat) - This epoxy floor paint (first coat) is designed to prepare the surface of concrete, cement and non ferrous metals. This gives an ideal base for epoxy topcoat or acts as a seal coat for bare concrete floors. Resistant to water, solvents, acids, alkalis and salts. Tough finish, and has long lasting abrasion and impact resistance. Recommended for areas receiving heavy traffic (vehicle/trucks). Following application of the product: Do not park vehicles or place heavy equipment on the floor for a minimum of 48 hours Do not get the floor wet for a minimum of 7 days as this will cause bloom (discolouration) - Coverage: 5-7 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12-16 hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 48 hrs - Full Cure: 7 days
Crewe Honda Centre used the Two-Pack Epoxy Floor System
They then used Regal Two-Pack Epoxy Floor Sealer as a first coat over the entire floor. If you look at the photos, this is the more dull looking coating. The purpose of the sealer coat is to create an anchor between the substrate and the topcoat. You can also see that the floor is looking so very neat even with the sealer coat, due to the fantastic preparation carried out by the team.
Having left the sealer coat to dry, Regal Two-Pack High-Build Epoxy Garage Floor Paint in Light Grey was applied using floor rollers. The team used nylon-bonded roller sleeves which are suitable for used with epoxy floor-paint. Ordinary roller sleeves can be attacked by the paint, causing the roller head to lose its form or shed fibres. Again from the photos, you can see the top-quality job that the Crewe Honda have done in rollering out the floor paint. It really does look the business.
And finally, all of the work and safety zones were demarked using Regal Line-Marking Paint in JCB Yellow. This is a single-pack paint (not epoxy) but is suitable for painting over our epoxy coating. This particular yellow is lovely and bright and contrasts well with the grey floor paint. This will not only indicate clear work and safety zones to the staff, but also to any visitors.
A Stunning Work-Environment
Here at Regal, we are very proud that Crewe Honda Centre have used our products and are happy with the quality and the customer service they have received.
We think that their floor looks absolutely immaculate and a complete joy to work on!
Well done and all the best to Roger and his staff!
Crewe Honda Centre Further Information
If you are interested in finding out a little more about Crewe Honda Centre and new and used Honda motorcycles, head over to their website at https://crewehondacentre.co.uk/. Not only are they a reputable business but are also an example of how businesses can help their local community. With the showroom closed due to Covid-19, Crewe Honda Centre has become a local Covid Vaccination Centre, which is just amazing.
- Regal Clean and Degrease
- Two-Pack Epoxy Floor Sealer
- Two-Pack High Build Epoxy Garage Floor Paint (Light Grey)
- Line-Marking Paint (JCB Yellow)
- Nylon Bonded Roller Sleeves
We were so blown away by the entries in the January competition that we decided to award several runners up prizes, each receiving an Amazon eVoucher! Blogs to follow!
Would you like to be in with the chance of winning a £50 Amazon eVoucher?
Would you like to be in with the chance of winning a £50 Amazon eVoucher? Why don’t you enter our January #showusyourproject competition? We love to see how our customers are using Regal products and, no matter how big or small your project, we welcome all entries!
Simply send us a few words about your project and the paint that you used, along with photographs* to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you are social media savvy, why not tag us on Facebook @regalpaintuk or Instagram @regalpaintuk (hashtag #regalpaintuk)?