Workshop questions

  1. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    Hi hope this is in the right place.

    I have had a workshop built 12x12 and with sectional concrete panels

    Should I paint the floor or leave it as it is ? just wondering if there would be any risk while welding grinding etc.

    What would be the benefits of painting it against leaving as is?

    Should I clad the inside? (just wondering about fire risks)

    Does anybody else have a sectional concrete workshop and what issues have you come across if any.

    Sure I will have more questions once the wiring has been done and I start using it properly.
     
  2. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Sealing and painting the floor will keep the concrete dust at bay and makes sweeping up easier.
     
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  3. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    Thanks mate

    Well I guess my next question would be what paint would be most suitable for a concrete floor in a workshop :)
     
  4. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    Just found Leyland Anti slip floor paint, probably use that unless anybody can see any possible issues with it. :)
     
  5. Gritineye Forum Supporter

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    I sealed and painted my garage floor, expensive to do but it wasn't long before it all wore off except small areas around the walls and under benches.

    Not worth the trouble if you use trolley jacks, axle stands and such in my opinion, maybe OK in a machine shop with just foot traffic.

    I often see worn off floor paint in other garage/workshops and in pictures posted on here and other forums.
     
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  6. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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  7. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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  8. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    I think the epoxy is where I will go.
    Just need to give the concrete a few more weeks curing time to make sure the moisture is as low as possible.
    Thanks guys
     
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  9. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Rubber floor mats here!
     
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  10. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Metal mangler

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    I painted my garage floor and it lasted about 30 seconds!
     
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  11. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    What paint did you use so I can avoid it :)
     
  12. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Metal mangler

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    I believe it was leyland trade
     
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  13. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    Yes I looked at that and then compared the specs with epoxy 2 part paint, as i said epoxy is likely the way I will go.
     
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  14. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    Sparky has just been around to survey the wiring requirements
    I will be having 3 x double 13a sockets, 1x 16a and 1x 32a socket plus 2 x led strip lights and approx 15 meters of 10mm armoured cable.
    He has not given me a specific price for all the work yet but from the way he was talking it might be around £500.
    I have used this lad before and he knows what he is doing so happy days.

    I will update with the exact cost when I get his quote.
     
  15. cheb Member

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    I've used Coo Var 2 part on my workshop floor and it's lasted well, about 20 years. The bits that haven't are because of mechanical damage.

    The shed has been done with International 2 part epoxy. Time will tell, it's only about a year old.

    Both floors were acid etched before the epoxy, the shed could have been drier, the finish is terrible. That and I applied with a sweeping brush.
     
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  16. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    As the floor is brand new and unpainted, stained or polished I guess I can do without acid etching and just clean , seal and paint ?
     
  17. cheb Member

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    Both of mine were new and unpainted. I still acid etched them, it doen't cost much and isn't going to make things worse.
     
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  18. Wozza317

    Wozza317 New Member

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    Hmmm I guess your right wont do any harm to do it I suppose :cool:
     
  19. Hopefuldave Member

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    I've had 2 pack epoxy down for 5 years, it wears well except where it gets overloaded and the concrete underneath chips (2 tons of lathe touching down a bit firmly off the trailer ramps...)

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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  20. cocker

    cocker Member

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    put a rubber backed carpet tile on the concrete floor .
    Pick it up after a couple of days and you will see how much water is still coming out .
    Repeat until you're happy
     
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