Garage floor paint


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Old 09-25-06, 07:15 AM
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Garage floor paint

Hi and thanks in advance for your time-
I have a garage floor I would like to paint. It is a concrete floor. I do not want to use epoxy paint. Is it better to use a latex based paint or an oil based paint? There will be no car traffic in there. Only storage space and light workshop use. Thank you.
Ray.
 
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Old 09-25-06, 10:35 AM
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Why not use a concrete stain?
 
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Old 09-25-06, 10:40 AM
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I guess I could use a stain. Is there more prep work involved? Is it as durable as paint?
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Old 09-25-06, 10:46 AM
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Any coating on a concrete floor requires good prep [mostly cleaning] for the coating to adhere. Stains may not last as long as floor enamel but can be applied in 1 coat and are easy to recoat. Floor enamel requires a minimum of 2 coats, usually last longer but can peel over time = more work to recoat
 
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Thanks for your time marksr. I will use the stain. I appreciate your advice!
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Old 09-25-06, 05:15 PM
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It will last even longer if you apply a good concrete sealer over it. Don't get the sealer from a big box.
 
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Old 09-25-06, 09:30 PM
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I'm planning on painting my garage floor wihin the year with epoxy. So I'm wondering why you say you don't want to use it. Is there something you've heard bad about it?
 
 

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