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PostPosted: 13:14 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Just one coat of Sandtex... Reply with quote

...makes a fair bit of difference.

A lot of the brick had different textures, so some were smooth, some engineering, whilst others rough and drank the paint. Second coat is now on, but will wait to see what finish is like once it's dry. Asbestos ceiling is being sealed today, power being run in by the weekend, then electric roller door. Going to be a few weeks of being crammed with furniture whilst the rest of the house is being done, but operation mancave is underway Smile

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https://cdn.bcf.44bytes.net/files/garage_3.jpg
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PostPosted: 13:20 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely brightens the place up!
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PostPosted: 13:29 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

But... but... Sandtex is exterior grade paint - you do realise you will now die from the fumes leaching out over the next few years? Shocked
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PostPosted: 13:29 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's just a single 11w LED portable worklamp from Screwfix I used whilst painting at night.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/diall-portable-led-work-light-11w-220-240v/2564k

I'm not going to need much more lighting, methinks. One warm overhead for when just putting the bikes away and getting stuff off the racking, then a few white strips over the work area and either side of the front section switched separately.
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PostPosted: 13:30 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But... but... Sandtex is exterior grade paint - you do realise you will now die from the fumes leaching out over the next few years? Shocked


That's OK, the radon will get me first Smile
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PostPosted: 13:43 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

properly painted garages make such a difference! Get the floor done whilst it's empty
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PostPosted: 14:07 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

B5234FT wrote:
properly painted garages make such a difference! Get the floor done whilst it's empty


I agree with that. It makes a real difference. "Liquid lino" or similar.
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PostPosted: 14:17 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, the floor will be done. Not sure of my budget yet.
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PostPosted: 15:48 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought this sort of thing and 20l was enough to do a single and a double garage with two coats.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/floor-master-polyurethane-20L-industrial-floor-paint/332211473787?hash=item4d5958cd7b:m:mqWiZDRU5THEXP5--F8okHw:rk:11:pf:0
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PostPosted: 21:19 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best thing you can do to brick shed walls is white paint - brightens it and needs less lighting fitted in the end. Makes a good clean surface and gives contrast behind shelves that allows things to be found easily.
I always use old leftover emulsion for that because of the initial absorption.

Envious that you have such a big space - I'm about to knock an inner wall out to allow myself more working space - probably 2 more square metres Sad
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PostPosted: 21:32 - 16 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smashing job. Nice garage. Still waiting for mine to be built.
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PostPosted: 01:44 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason is miss read it as one coat of spandex Laughing Laughing , I was expecting some nsfw pics.
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PostPosted: 06:38 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will soon be doing my garage up, white walls and grey floor paint me thinks. Currently got a up and over door which is about 5'10" tall when opened up (just enough to hit your head on) so need to replace that as there is another foot or so above that could be utilised by a roller door. Been told it's very easy to go overboard with LED lights so start off with 2 and see if you actually need more. Mines got 5 or 6 old strip lights in at the minute that will be going, just replaced the house lights with LED ones and they are the shit Thumbs Up

How much are electric roller doors these days? I'll be needing a new frame on mine (rotten at the bottom) so that'll add a bit extra to things. Can they be operated if the power goes off? no side door on mine.
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PostPosted: 09:03 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done my garage floor in plastic tiles by Plasfloor. Single garage cost about 250 iirc. Marginally more comfortable underfoot, dropped tools less likely to be damaged and no concrete dust. I went for yellow ones which seem to make the place seem a bit brighter.

Also, if you can cut some French cleat strips for the wall you can hang stuff all over and easily re-arrange.
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PostPosted: 10:20 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with large interlocking vinyl floor tiles which I bought from bigdug:

https://i.imgur.com/lY2DHV9h.jpg

I used Sketchup to plan out how many I would need and they were pretty heavy. They turned up on a pallet.

They've been down for two years now and are surviving fairly well. Sort of wish I'd put down that thin underlay for a bit more insulation and sound-deadening, but not enough to go lifting them all.

The light grey ones have discoloured slightly where I ride dirty bikes onto them all year round, but the floor is much easier to sweep and mop than bare concrete. I do use side stand pucks to stop the stands sinking in, but where I've dented the tiles with center stands the marks have vanished after a while.
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PostPosted: 12:56 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irn-Bru wrote:
How much are electric roller doors these days? I'll be needing a new frame on mine (rotten at the bottom) so that'll add a bit extra to things. Can they be operated if the power goes off?


Depends on whether you go for single skin, double skin, insulated, etc. This'll give you a guide :-

https://www.thegaragedoorcentre.co.uk/type-and-price-guide/Roller-Garage-Doors/price_range+asc

There's a manual winding system for if the power goes off. Wouldn't be too hard to incorporate a small backup battery & inverter. Might look at that myself now I'm moving to a village Smile

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I've done my garage floor in plastic tiles by Plasfloor. Single garage cost about 250 iirc.


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I went with large interlocking vinyl floor tiles which I bought from bigdug:


Online calculator estimates 288, without mentioning delivery, for the Plasfloor and around 350-400 including delivery from BigDug. I like it, may go that route in the future, but it's not as though the garage will be seeing any heavy duty use - just parking and basic servicing really. Not sure I want to spend that much when a couple of coats of paint would be 30 Smile Spare cash is going into the house at the mo. And 400 would go towards a second bike, too Smile

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Also, if you can cut some French cleat strips for the wall you can hang stuff all over and easily re-arrange.


Aye, that's on my list Smile
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PostPosted: 18:05 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone sells heavy duty floor paint on gumtree for 40 for 20L, and will deliver too - don't know if that ups the price or not tho.
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PostPosted: 19:56 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good

I would just paint the floor white, i did that in my garage
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PostPosted: 20:01 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yip, always go for industrial floor paint, avoid domestic stuff as even the trade paint isn't tough enough to deal with shoes let alone tyres.

Did a job in an mot garage some years ago and i pleaded with the guy to spend just a little bit extra on industrial floor paint but no, went for domestic and it lasted weeks Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 22:23 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

If painting a concrete floor, then Ronseal diamond hard floor paint is good stuff. It been fine in my garage for 6years, and with cars and bikes in-out frequently.

What matters other than paint quality with painting any concrete floor is preparation. You absolutely can't expect any paint to adhere well to a dusty oily rough floor.

You need to remove dust and seal the concrete with a good concrete sealant, and also try to level the surface as much as possible. Only once this is done will floor paint be suitable for the surface and have any chance of being a durable tough finish.

If working on the floor at all though, you want a soft and warm surface. In my shed I've got kitchen lino over plywood sheet that's on top of 12mm thick polystyrene sheet. Its far nicer to stand or kneel on than concrete.
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PostPosted: 22:28 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo as b4 wrote:
What matters other than paint quality with painting any concrete floor is preparation. You absolutely can't expect any paint to adhere well to a dusty oily rough floor.

You need to remove dust and seal the concrete with a good concrete sealant, and also try to level the surface as much as possible.


Aye, I'm taking the pressure washer and degreaser over to attack it at the weekend, and then seeing what condition it's really in.
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PostPosted: 23:56 - 17 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you raise up the leg braces on that pallet bench you can slide stuff under it AND have a shelf for storage.
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PostPosted: 08:20 - 18 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete. wrote:
If you raise up the leg braces on that pallet bench you can slide stuff under it AND have a shelf for storage.


Good idea - it's about 3" too wide to slide under the window between the brick uprights, so I'll be trimming it down an putting a ply surface on anyway.

I'm thinking the shelf needs to be just over compressor height, methinks Smile
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PostPosted: 11:14 - 18 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Shaggy D.A. wrote:

I'm thinking the shelf needs to be just over compressor height, methinks Smile


Yes, that's exactly the right height for a bottom shelf Smile
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PostPosted: 15:01 - 22 Oct 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doug,
Do you want my GT550 to put in that space???
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