Large Garage Floor

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by leechy, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. leechy

    leechy New Member

    I've been asked to paint a very large garage/workshop floor this weekend. Not something I normaly do and kind of regret saying I would do it.

    My question is whats the best way to attack it. All the paint and equipment is being supplied, I have been assured that it is the right and best stuff for the job. The floor at present is painted concrete with lots of grime on it, it has also started to flake.

    I have told them that any quick fix will flake but they are happy and will keep paying me to reapply in the future should this happen. I can only get into do the job on Sat afternoon and Sunday day as the shop is used all other times. My plan was to wash and clean the floor Sat, painting Sunday, hopefully it would be dry for Monday am.

    Any tips or advise welcome, sorry for the long post!!
  2. Do you know what the products are that you will be applying?
    You had better check the drying times and recommended amount of coats required. You might not have enough drying time to apply enough coats in a day. If you can get the prep and first coat done on the Saturday you might get away with it.

    Can you get a jet washer in there, blast all the **** and loose paint off in one go, maybe hire a hot air blower or something to dry it quickly enough to get the first coat on on Saturday?
  3. leechy

    leechy New Member

    They have a large jet washer on site, will it require and detergant/degreaser to clear the oily patches?

    Good idea for the dryer, it might be a late one on saturday to get the job done in time!

    I dont know what the paint is yet, i will try and find out tomorrow! I'm going there to look at a new van anyway, hopefully the discount will be worth the agro!
  4. yes will require detergent/degreaser preperation in this case is the main job but time is against you so you must atleast degrease and give a quick scrape
  5. leechy

    leechy New Member

    In terms of applying the paint, I take it a foam roller will be best and to apply two thin coats as appose to one thick?
  6. Welsh decorator

    Welsh decorator New Member

    Sounds like all good stuff, the only thing to watch out for, will be the time for it take any wheel'd traffic.
    Could be looking at, at least 48 hours? the paint manufacture will be best for this information, otherwise, the customer must be made aware, save any come back on you, it would cost you deer if they did. Probably the entire floor strip and re paint, poss loss of use charge's as well. Use some caution, and get down in writing exactly what you propose to do and they expect to pay for BEFORE you start to paint.

    Good Luck.
  7. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Spot on, Welshie. All this word of mouth stuff counts for Jack **** when the job goes **** up.
  8. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Wonder how he's getting on with his floor
  9. Yeah don't envy him, feels cold out tonight. Got me a few beers and a Spag Bol to munch.
  10. Burlington Bertie

    Burlington Bertie New Member

    Can't stand Italian stuff. Can't beat a good curry. Missus is away for weekend so had a curry last night and Chinese tonight. Not a bad life really
  11. BB, know what you mean. We had a curry last night, wife and kids away tonight, all I know how to cook is a spag, lol. Wish me luck now, a night of booze and internet porn awaits!!!

    If only my customers new what I got up to, lol

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