Congratulations to Brian who is a joint winner of our December #showusyourproject competition!
December Winner: Garage Conversion
A few years ago when the garage extension was built I applied a single coat of garage floor paint bought from a local DIY store, direct to the concrete floor. This soon started to lift with the car being driven in and out of the garage.
More recently I decided I want to re-do the floor as it looked a mess. After a lot of research I concluded that I needed to remove the old paint with a concrete grinder which I hired c/w dust extractor. I also concluded that the best way to go was to prime the now bare concrete floor and apply a proper 2 pack epoxy floor paint finished with a clear coat to get the shiny professional finish I wanted and also for extra protection.
I also decided to paint the wood skirting with the same paint for better protect fro water and oil etc. I left 24hrs between each coat as per the instructions and all coats were applied with 18” rollers using 18” paint trays. All the paint, rollers and trays were bought from regal paints which I picked online largely due to their good reviews.
15 months later the floor still looks as good as new in spite of all the car traffic and me doing lots of Diy in the garage. Very happy I took the time and effort with proper materials to the the job properly.
Before – Tidying and Preparation
Regal Clear Finish is ideal as a finishing coat over our epoxy or single pack floor paints to enhance gloss levels. A 2-pack acrylic which is fast drying and has excellent hardness. To be applied very thinly.
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
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
Black-Stripe Nylon material is heat-bonded to the nylon core in manufacture. Ideal for painting floors, the nylon core is solvent resistant and the Nylon fabric is virtually fluff-free in use. This makes this type of roller refill ideal for use with epoxy resin floor paint and other solvent based coatings that would pull fluff from or disolve most other roller refills. Available in four sizes: 9", 12", 15" & 18" wide.
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 #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 email@example.com. Or if you are social media savvy, why not tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@regalpaintuk).
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Regal Paints have been manufacturing the finest industrial paints for many years. We supply customers throughout the UK and beyond. We love to see what you do with our products and the way they are used on floors, metals walls and timber.