Painting Basement Floor and Hockey - An Odd Question


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Old 03-21-06, 10:00 AM
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Painting Basement Floor and Hockey - An Odd Question

Hello - new to the board, hoping someone can lend some advice on a project I'd like to start.

My basement is partially finished (dry walled, ceilings) but the floors are still concrete. I have one large room down there (400 sq. feet approx) that is totally empty. I'd like to convert it into a room where I can shoot hockey pucks (and maybe put a home gym in later on). To this end, I'd like to paint the floor with a sturdy, thick white paint, that will create a smooth (maybe ice like) texture but will be sturdy enough to hold up to hockey sticks, pucks and sneakers (serious abuse). I was thinking maybe painting then sealing it to get the best of both worlds.

Any thoughts on the best way to achieve this goal?
 
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Old 03-21-06, 10:22 AM
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Concrete stain wears better and needs less prep before recoating than paint does.

I'm sure you know that white paint on a floor would require a lot of cleaning and repainting sooner than darker colors would.

If you decide to paint them white and want a smooth [which can also mean slick ] surface you would probably need to skim coat [just the pitts] the floor with a concrete patch material. Once the surfrace was smooth you can either use porch and deck enamel or a floor epoxy - follow the directions on the label.
 
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Old 03-21-06, 09:59 PM
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I'm sure you won't use black stick tape. I put a strip of white tape along the bottom of the blade. White will look nice especially if you paint some blue lines and a maple leaf on it but it will defintely show marks. If all you are doing is shooting, buy a piece of plexiglass or arborite or some other slippery surface, then you won't wreck the paint. When we practiced in gyms, we taped a sock tight over the blade but it will weaken your shot.

Sounds like this is really a "wreck" room so why not paint fake boards along the walls?
 
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Old 03-22-06, 06:57 AM
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Concrete Floor Hockey

Mark and MJd, Thanks for the replies. Sounds like concrete stain or enamel will be the way to go.

It will be a rec room - so I'm not too worried about it getting banged up, just want something that won't wear down too much and leave me to repaint every month. White would be optimal, but point taken about it showing more problems.

MJd, Gonna have to add the blue line, and maybe some boards but I might go with Les Habs emblem over the leaf

I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Old 03-23-06, 01:52 PM
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Be interesting to hear how it turns out. You can have some fun with this. If you are putting down a Habs sign, go ahead and use black tape
 
 

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