Garage Floor Paint
Double Garage Two Pack Garage Floor Paint Bundle - This epoxy floor paint bundle is designed for application to concrete garage floors and provides enough paint to coat a standard double garage floor (see diagram for dimensions). This bundle consists of: 2 x 5 Lts Two pack Epoxy Undercoat Sealer 2 x 5 Lts Two Pack Epoxy Floor Paint Topcoat (Select Colour)
Our One Pack Garage Floor Paint Double Garage Bundle is fast and effective way to paint a standard double garage floor (see diagram for dimensions). Simply prepare the concrete floor with Regal Prime and Seal and then coat to with a single pack quick dry floor coating in a colour of your choice! Our quick drying high build floor paint provides good durability against abrasion and impact along with with protection against solvent, salt and water damage. Our Single Garage One Pack Garage Floor Paint Bundle consists of: 2 x 5 Lts Regal Prime and Seal 2 x 5 Lts Quick Dry High Build Floor Paint (Select Colour)
One Pack Garage Floor Paint Single Garage Bundle – This garage floor paint pack provides a quick and easy way to paint a standard single garage floor (see diagram for dimensions). Firstly, prepare the concrete floor with Regal Prime and Seal and then paint with a single pack quick dry high build floor paint for fantastic results. This top coat paint provides good durability against abrasion and impact along with with protection against solvent, salt and water damage. Our Single Garage One Pack Garage Floor Paint Bundle consists of: 1 x 5 Lts Regal Prime and Seal 1 x 5 Lts Quick Dry High Build Floor Paint (Select Colour)
Single Garage Two Pack Garage Floor Paint Bundle - This garage floor epoxy bundle has been designed for easy application to concrete garage floors and provides sufficient first coat and top coat epoxy paint to coat a standard single garage floor with a beautiful, hard-wearing finish (see diagram for dimensions). This bundle consists of: 1 x 5 Lts Two pack Epoxy Undercoat Sealer 1 x 5 Lts Two Pack Epoxy Floor Paint Topcoat (Select Colour)
Antislip Quick Dry Concrete Floor Paint - A single pack quick drying floor coating. Gives good durability and impact resistance. This gives protection against solvent, salt and water damage. Low slip properties due to fine flat aggregated finish. Antislip Quick Dry Concrete Floor Paint is suitable for heavy duty commercial and industrial areas. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 3-6 hours - Recoat: 24 hours - Hard Drying Time: 48 hours
Polyurethane Concrete Floor Paint - A single pack high build floor coating giving medium durability against abrasion and impact, with limited protection against solvent, salt and water damage. Polyurethane Concrete Floor Paint is easy to apply with a gloss or semi-gloss finish. Suitable for light commercial and industrial areas.
Quick Dry Garage Floor Paint - A single pack quick dry floor coating, giving good durability against abrasion and impact with protection against solvent, salt and water damage. Quick Dry Garage Floor Paint is easy to apply with a choice of finishes i.e. gloss/semi/matt. Suitable for heavy duty commercial and industrial areas.
Quick Dry High Build Floor Paint - A single pack quick dry floor coating which provides good durability against abrasion and impact along with with protection against solvent, salt and water damage. Very easy to apply. Suitable for heavy duty commercial and industrial areas.
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
Two Pack High Build Epoxy Garage Floor Paint - Designed for application to concrete, cement and non ferrous metals. Excellent resistance to water, solvents, acids, alkalis and salts. Gives superb adhesion to all recommended substrates. Tough finish has long lasting abrasion and impact resistance. Recommended for areas receiving heavy traffic (vehicle/trucks). - Coverage: 5-7 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 12-16 hrs - Recoat: 24 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 48 hrs - Full Cure: 7 days
Regal Prime & Seal is a single pack quick dry low viscosity penetrating first coat primer. It's designed to soak into the substrate, providing excellent adhesion of subsequent top coats. Using Regal Prime & Seal will reduce any risk off delamination due to poor penetration of heavy top coats. The sealer anchors the topcoats into the floor. Regal Prime & Seal dries with a flat finish and is opaque in colour. - Coverage: 5-10 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 2-4 hours - Recoat: 24 hours - Hard Drying Time: 24 hours
SuperTough Aggregate is an iron-silicate grit. It has good shatter resistance and has a hard, sharp finish to give fantastic grip. To use SuperTough Aggregate on a previously-painted floor, apply a coat of floor paint and then liberally scatter the grit over the surface of the wet paint. Allow the floor to dry for a full 24 hours. Once dry, remove the excess SuperTough Aggregate that hasn’t stuck with a soft brush. Then the paint over the whole surface of the floor again to seal the grit in place on the floor.
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Overview - About Garage Floor PaintHeavy traffic surfaces take a beating. These floors tend to be concrete surfaces that you just do your best to keep looking clean. However, with very little effort you can make your garage flooring looking smooth and shiny as well as protect it from wear an tear. There are two types of Garage Floor Paint available.
- Recommended for areas that receive heavy traffic from vehicles such as professional garages.
- It creates a finish that is resistant to a variety of substances including water, solvents and acids.
- Unbeatable protection.
- Available in a number of colours.
- This still provides a protective surface that is ideal for working garages.
- Ideal for touch ups and jobs where time is of the essence.
- Available in a number of colours.
"Not all floor paints are created equal, and the testing environment of a garage floor sorts out the best from the rest!"
Garage Floor Paint - A Buyers GuideAs a general rule, products with a higher epoxy count (often sold in two packs) fare significantly better than single pack mixes, and provide a tougher and longer lasting finish for garage floor paint projects. On the other hand, quality always comes at a premium so there are some questions you may wish to ask yourself before you decide which garage floor paint to use for your project. Things to take into account before you start…
1: How large a floor area do you want to paint?
Each of our products indicate the expected coverage they provide. If you are in doubt about the size of your garage, the first step is to measure it so you know how many square metres you will need to paint. It stands to reason that if you are planning on applying more than one coat, you will need to double this number!
2: Be mindful of ‘hot tyre pickup’
In hot weather, or with high performance cars, tyres can get very hot. With inferior garage floor paint, the heat of the tyres against the garage floor can cause the paint to lose its adhesive properties and begin to lift. When the paint lifts it can transfer the tyres and this can then cause patches on the floor where the paint picks up.
3: Aesthetic appearance
While some people don’t seem care about their garages and use them as a room to dump things, most people care about their garage appearance. One reason might be that money spent wisely on your home can add value to it if you wished to sell. A poor quality garage with a shoddy floor can really let down the feeling of quality in a home. If you want to get a great garage floor, two-pack epoxy garage floor paint is the way to go! Our garage floor paints are available in a great range of colours including the ever popular grey floor paint right through to more unusual colours like bright orange or post office red! Additional style can be added to a garage floor by adding decorative shards on top of a painted floor and applied on top of a clear finishing coat.
In addition, aesthetic appearance in car showrooms is extremely important. When someone is spending a significant amount on money on a car, the appearance of quality in the retail venue is very important. For the most hard wearing and smooth appearance possible, choose Two Pack High Build Epoxy Garage Floor Paint.
4: Garage Floor Mechanical Toughness
We produce paint in a varying degree of toughness against wear and tear. Not all garages face the same conditions and a garage that is used to store a car that is used occasionally for gentle local runs will obviously face less wear than one that is used as a storeroom, workshop and has cars entering and leaving each day and returning with very warm tyres. For lighter use, our quick dry garage floor paint is a suitable product, but for a garage floor that will stand the test of time in tougher conditions, our two-pack epoxy floor paint offers superior protection!
5: Garage Floor Chemical Resistance
Aside from the more obvious potential sources of damage to a garage floor, leaking oil, petrol or diesel, various cleaning products, screen wash or solvents can also cause stains and deterioration. Epoxy garage floor paint is the best product for resisting chemical damage.
So which Garage Floor Paint is Right for Me?Garage Floor Paint and the choice of the right product for our needs requires some careful thought as to what we want from our garage floor after we completed the job. Have we really tackled the key reasons why we decided to paint the garage floor? The reasons we paint our garage floor and the type of Garage Floor Paint to achieve this is a critical first step. Reasons can be as simple or mundane as suppressing the dust, covering up a lifetime of marks and old oil stains through more practical reasons including needing a higher degree of anti-slip, or marking out the bay where the car goes so your partner leaves enough room for you to get out without limbo dancing to a specific requirement like reducing water seepage into garage pit or helping to level up a degraded floor.
Water Based or Solvent Based?Garage Floor Paint comes in a range of options but generally due to the presence of old oil residues and other contaminants accumulated it is better to choose a solvent based or solvent free option since most water based products tend to give poor adhesion to oil or dirt and this can lead to premature failure. This is also important to bear in mind when considering how much time you have before you can put it back into use as in the UK’s cold and wet climate many water based products have to contain a solvent to help the paint to come together in a film - especially at our normal temperatures as their “minimum film forming temperature” for the more durable resins can be as high as 28 – 35 degrees without such a solvent. For this reason there are currently a range of options and drying speeds available for this type of application without having to resort to water which is normally a very poor solvent and requires lots of surfactants to overcome this problem.
Paints for a PurposeIf we consider the general purpose or light duty traffic Garage Floor Paint used by modern paint producers these are usually formulated as a single pack product based to a large extent on a modified alkyd resin. These are particularly popular for Garage Floor Paints as they are easy to mix and apply, they can be applied with a brush or roller or even for the more adventurous by spray application and they have relatively few overcoating or repainting issues making them ideal for consumer use. They are usually available as a quick drying or standard type depending on the time available to first use although it is always good practice where possible to allow a newly painted garage floor to dry through thoroughly for a few days before driving on it (as the twisting action when turning the steering wheel of the car can on the points of contact with the tyres act like a suction cup and pull away small patches of paint where the tread has been in contact with the paint) This type of problem is often caused by solvent being trapped under the dry surface of the garage floor paint and this can take little longer to disappear even from an apparently dry hard surface, especially on areas where the coating is a little thicker than the rest of the garage floor, for example where something has been dropped and left a small indentation in the concrete. These resins are almost all derived from natural, renewable vegetable oils, sometimes modified with a urethane to improve “toughness” or with an increased anhydride content to improve drying speed and early wear resistance. As with most paints, Garage Floor Paint is carefully formulated to perform a specific role and it differs from general decorative paints in some very important ways. Concrete is generally used to make garage floors, so Concrete Floor Paint is formulated to avoid saponification (alkali hydrolysis of the alkyd bonds) and this is especially true on new or untreated concrete. It also has to have improved wear resistance and flow (something you don’t want in a decorative paint – you don’t want it flowing down the door you just painted!) and its mechanical properties once fully dry are much more demanding as a car or similar coming to a halt on it applies quite a shear force on the Garage Floor Paint which could cause premature failure. This is why it is always a good idea to follow the manufacturers recommendations especially concerning preparation and priming the garage floor. A garage floor that has been well cleaned and degreased to remove surface laitance (the white deposits you find on new concrete) and fresh oil contamination will last much longer and give a far superior finish.
Heavy Duty PaintsWhilst these single pack “Modified Alkyd” Garage Floor Paints are good general purpose products – some people want something for more heavy duty use or with a longer maintenance cycle and for this application type there is nothing which can beat an Epoxy Floor Paint. This is such a versatile product for flooring but is more difficult to use than an Alkyd Garage Floor Paint. It’s chief advantages are longer life, improved chemical resistance and wear resistance. The penalty to pay for this is that epoxy Garage Floor Paints are more expensive, they are usually 2 or sometimes 3 components which must be mixed thoroughly before use and cannot be used outside their pot life which generally means you have to finish the job in a few hours, you can’t as with an alkyd, simply reseal the tin and finish it the next day. Overcoating is more difficult as due to its hardwearing nature sanding previous coats can be hard work!.
ConclusionTo summarise, for the best results, especially for those not familiar with painting floors, a modified alkyd Garage Floor Paint gives good results and is more forgiving. However, for longer lasting or more demanding applications a solvent (or solvent free) Epoxy Floor Paint is worth the extra effort and it is always better to use a more tolerant product if you can afford it. These tend to be much easier for the novice whilst giving a very professional finish. So, if you are only painting your garage floor to hide those old oil stains, to suppress dust or for a cosmetic “clean” finish a single pack Garage Floor Paint will be a good choice. However, if you are planning on longer life between repaints or using the garage with heavier traffic it may be worth considering a two component Epoxy Paint. Whatever your choice and whether applying by brush, roller or spray always follow the manufacturers application instructions.
I have used Watco in the past but chose not to use them but used regal first coat and top coat, wow, great delivery, superb easy to use great working time and what a finish, brilliant product take advice from the information team about your requirements will definitely use again and will certaintly promote this product cheers.
After speaking to Matt I want to amend my last comment regarding this paint. It seems that maybe I have a problem with the floor on which I have painted it in, he has kindly agreed to send me a replacement which should rectify the problem. Thanks Matt 10+ for customer service. Excellent.
Buyer: Jennie Adams
We used this paint on out garage floor about 18months ago. The finish is still good even though we drive in and out of the garage every day. We made sure that the floor was dust free before we used the paint, which actually was the hardest part of the whole job. We brush painted the floor and it came up lovely. The colour has plenty of depth and a bit of a shine. Not too glossy, but not matt either. Good quality for the price.
Buyer: H Moulson
This paint was easy to mix and went onto the floor smoothly and covered well straight onto concrete with brush and roller. It was walkable within 24hrs and looks good. Can’t comment on wear yet. The service from regal has been excellent. I ordered on Wednesday at 22:00hrs and the paint arrived on Friday morning