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FAQs

Take a look through some of our Frequently asked questions - and anwsers!

If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please email paint@roadcraft.com or call 01934 825850.

 

How should I paint my Concrete Garage floor?

How do I know if my Concrete garage floor is sealed?

How can I paint hard UPVC?

How can I re-paint rusty Mild Steel?

How can I protect my wall from a graffiti attack?

 

 

 

How should I paint my Concrete garage floor?

Firstly you need to determine whether a vehicle is to be kept in the garage or if you are just sealing to avoid concrete dust.  If using for vehicles, we recommend using a hard wearing paint. If the concrete is new, it should be aged by one month per 25mm depth.  Always consult the product data sheets prior to application.

You must also determine whether the floor is sealed concrete or porous. Please see FAQ's on how to do this. 

Firstly, clean and degrease the surface using Rustoleum Cleaner Degreaser ND14.

For a sealed Concrete floor you must first apply a coat of Rustoleum Epoxy Floor Primer 3366.  Finish with a coat of Rustoleum 7100 Floor coating, or if a harder wearing surface is required due to vehicle use, we recommend Rustoleum Epoxysheild Ultra or Rustoleum Epoxysheild Maxx.

For a porous concrete floor you can either apply Rustoleum Epoxysheild Sealer to give a clear finish or use a thinned coat of Rustoleum 7100 Floor coating ( approx. 25%), followed by a second unthinned coat 24 hours later.  Again, if you require a harder wearing finish please use the Rustoleum Epoxysheild Ultra or Rustoleum Epoxysheild Maxx. If using Rustoleum 7100, please thin with Rustoleum Combi-Color thinner.  The others are water based, so just require water.

 

How do I know if my Concrete garage floor is sealed?

The easiest way to find this out is to pour some water onto the floor.  If it puddles on the surface then it is sealed.  A primer would be required prior to painting.  We recommend Rustoleum Epoxy Floor Primer 3366.

 

How can I paint hard UPVC?

First clean and degrease the surface.  After consulting the product data sheet for application details, apply a coat of Rustoleum Hard Hat Adhesion Primer (aerosol) or Combi-Primer Tack Coat (tin), to ensure a good adhesion between the surface and the finish coat. The finish coat must be applied after 30 minutes but within 24 hours.  A coat of Rustoleum Combi-Color or Hard Hat Aerosol will provide the desired colour and finish for both internal and external jobs.

 

How can I re-paint rusty Mild Steel?

Firstly, remove any rust back to a shiny metal surface using a coarse grade sandpaper, a file or hand held grinder. Degrease the surface with white spirit and allow the solvent to evaporate.  Next you need to apply a primer; either the Rustoleum Hard Hat Anti-Rust Aerosol orCombi Anti-Rust primer. Please read data sheet to check over coating times before applying the finish coat.

For the finish coat, use either Rustoleum Hard Hat Finish Aerosol or Combi-Color, which are available in a wide choice of colours.

 

How can I protect my wall from a graffiti attack?

For bare brick or painted masonry walls, apply two coats of our Graffiti Magic using just a paint roller and brush.  The product will darken the surface but we also have a sealer to prevent this from happening!

First clean the wall to be protected with a power washer or soft brush, remove any loose material-repair if required and leave to dry.

To avoid the shadow effect, apply a coat of non-darkening sealer.  Consult the data sheet for Graffiti Magic with regards to over coating details.  Then apply two coats using a long pile roller.  Smooth/lay off any runs that appear in the mortar joints.

Please note that this is a permanent coating.  Once applied, it can only be removed by blast cleaning.

Once cured, graffiti can be removed using a brush and warm water!

Disclaimer: All products purchased via this website must be used in conjunction with the product data information provided.
Roadcraft Safety Products Ltd cannnot be held responsible for any performance failures where mixing or application instructions have not been adhered to.