Garage Floor Paint Heavy Duty 20L For Communal And Stairway Areas
Directcoat paint is a semi-gloss paint which is perfect for industrial units, garages, workshops, stairs, kennels/catteries, containers, communal and stairway areas, commercial properties & ideal for any place that needs a hard-wearing, long lasting & easily cleaned professional quality paint.
Directcoat Paint is suitable for many different surface types including:
For newly laid concrete floors we always recommend a cure time of at least 12 weeks before painting.
Please contact us if you are unsure whether your surface is suitable or not.
Below are our application and technical details. We do recommend three coats as that will get you the best looking, longest-lasting and hard-wearing finish.
Clean the area properly before painting. Ensure all dirt, fluids and obstructions are removed.
A small test patch is recommended with all paints before painting the entire surface.
on most surfaces we advise thinning our paint down with approx 20% white spirit as this allows the first coat to sink in. It won't look very pretty but ensures the first coat sinks in very well, giving your paint a longer-lasting finish.
We recommend thinning our paint down by approx 10% but please do note how well the first coat has sunk in and adjust accordingly.
Third and final coat:
5% thinned or neat from the tin is the best finish you will get with our paint.
Coverage: 8-10m2 / 90-100 square feet per litre. One 20 litre drum will give you ONE coat at 180-200m2 or 1800-2000 feet squared.
Usually touch dry in 12 hours. Your first coat should be left for 24 hours to dry and there should be 24 hours left between coats with 48 hours left between your final coat and using the area fully. Our paint will be fully cured 7 days after the final application.
Ideally both heating and ventilation should be present to ensure an optimal drying time for our paint.
A brush or roller is ideal for most jobs. Our paint can be sprayed on but will probably need to be thinned down beforehand unfortunately each spray manufacturer is different and we can only recommend using common sense when thinning down to spray. Before using, give the paint a good mix, preferably with a paddle-mixer drill extension.
Our paint is an oil based semi-gloss. We would not recommend a high-gloss coating as it carries the risk of becoming a slipping hazard.
When painting onto metal which has not been painted before: we recommend using a Quick Drying Primer. Please see our 'Other Adverts' for this Primer.