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Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:44 pm

We want to paint the smooth floated cement floor of our hangar.
We will have 2 x PA28 & 1 x C172 in the hangar.
Your advice & recommendations would be appreciated.

What paint have you used?
How well has it stood up to use?
What was the cost per square meter?
Did you do any special prep?
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Jan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:37 am

A few years ago I have painted a hangar floor with roof paint after cleaning it with acid. Advise was given by a paint supplier. I think it was Plascon. But it is coming off in in random places. Usually where you have parked a vehicle for some time.

Maybe consider twin pack epoxy?
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:55 am

I painted our workshop floor eight years ago with O`Gradys Floor Paint, it is thinned with lacquer thinners and dries within 2 hours in summer. Still happy with the result.
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Jan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:59 pm

Jean, what kind of traffic do you typically have on your workshop floor?
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:01 pm

Jan wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:59 pm
Jean, what kind of traffic do you typically have on your workshop floor?
Jan we daily walk on the floor (5 people) and push aircraft around on it, spill the odd oil on it during a service and wipe clean with a petrol rag. Now and then I put my vehicles in there to do a job on them etc etc. We do wash the floor regularly, using Midas brand "Car Shampoo" in the water.
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by C Africa » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:17 pm

What I have noticed, is that the paint that comes off, is always on a smooth screed floor.

If instead of doing a smooth screed, you just float the concrete floor so that it is slightly rough, the paint will stick a LOT better.


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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Boerkie » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:01 am

In Gabarone by n hanger het ek gesien hulle gebruik n Dulux produk: "Hi-Chem Epoxy Enamel" met n "Catalyst for Hi Chem" 114258. Het goed gelyk maar ek weet nie die langtermyn houvermoë nie.
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:21 am

Jean Crous wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:55 am
I painted our workshop floor eight years ago with O`Gradys Floor Paint, it is thinned with lacquer thinners and dries within 2 hours in summer. Still happy with the result.
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Looks like it is now call "Stoep paint", a very SA term :D

https://www.ogrady.co.za/decorative.htm
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by SlowApproach » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:33 pm

UD, have a chat to the guys at Africote in Bedfordview. They have a tough epoxy floor paint specifically for industrial-type flooring:

https://africote.co.za/index.php/produc ... loor-paint
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by flysouth » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:19 pm

Epoxy or polyurethane twin packs are best for resistance to the effects of oil, acid and chemical resistance but expensive. They are also generally harder-wearing in high traffic/high abrasion areas.

Whatever coating you use make sure the preparation is very thorough by cleaning and degreasing the surface and acid-etching if it is a smooth floated concrete. For this hydrochloric acid commercial grade (pool acid basically) is used and diluted further with water to leave the surface with a sandpaper-like finish to it. If there is machinery bolted to the floor rather use phosphoric acid as hydrocholoric will attack metal.

Wash all acid residue and debris away thoroughly and allow to dry fully before applying the coating.

There are also scarifying machines and/or rotary grinders to abrade surfaces and these can be hired.

Do not wait too long between coats of two-pack materials in order to retain the strongest possible chemical cross-linked bond between the coats.
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Chimsoro » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:20 pm

Ask!!! roads dept for white road paint & a bit of black..mix for your grade of grey. Very & hard durable.
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by rare bird » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:20 pm

I used grey stoep paint straight on to the cement floor. it has worn off where the tyres stand and "scrub". tried touching up but the colour does not match. Definitely better than when the floor was just cement (less dusty, and still looks better, to me)
it was a lot cheaper than epoxy. I think the epoxy may be more durable but have not tried it myself. just from what I have seen, epoxy also seems difficult to repair, eg if something falls on it and chips it.
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by JCA » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:44 pm

Check out this epoxy paint offer.
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Re: Hangar floor paint

Unread post by Artfly » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:29 pm

I used a builders warehouse own brand type,has been down coming on three years and am happy with it.

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