Pink might be nice. :-)
For color I would suggest a light gray. It will reflect more light and
make the garage a brighter place to be and if you are working under a car,
it will reflect more light on your work.
Be sure to follow all the instructions about prepping the floor before
putting down the paint. No short cuts there or it will not last. I suggest
insisting on a two part epoxy not a one part or some other sort of paint and
make sure it is rated for garage floors. A good basement paint will work
great except it will not hold up to the hot tyres.
H&C make concrete stain , at Sherwin Williams it does not peel it wears
off. I did my floor 14 yrs ago it is still holding fine but has worn off
in areas, for 5-6 yrs it looked great driving in and out 5-8 times a
day. Use the oil not latex if you go that rout. But prep is the key and
oil removal and etching are mandatory It took my 3 men all day to clean
it with many cleanings and etching, prep is the key to a good job no
mater what you choose. Any product will make it slippery when wet, sand
type additives can be used in traffic areas, in theses areas wear will
be noticed first. Epoxy or H&C oil stain. As to color light- medium
grey will show less dirt than other colors, but prep is key and usualy
no small job unless concrete is fairly new.
Rustoleum also has an Epoxy paint for garage floors that comes in a kit
which includes the items for preparation of the floor. It is supposed to be
resistant to heat from hot tires. I'm going to try this as soon as the
weather is warmer. Sis
Sis, the items given in the kit are prety minimal im sure instructions
given will cover that you may need more. For a new floor they may be
enough, but my old 2 car garage took apx 70 $ in cleaners and acid.
and 25 hrs hard work on cleaning alone, but it was 70 yrs of oil and
dirt, leave any oil or dirt and all products will fail in a few years.
While it will certainly look nice painted, be sure and wear your
roller-blading gear (helmet, elbow pads, wrist braces, etc) 'cause the
slightest moisture on it and it'll be slicker than a ice rink.
Our firehouse has it. Terrible. Easy to squeegee, iffy to walk on
while squeegeeing(?). Talked with guys at another house, nearly ran
over a guy who went flat on his back in front of a rig rolling on a call.
The museum at Daytona Speedway has a spiffy checkerboard paint scheme on
the front sidewalk. Again, very slick when wet.
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