Covid-19 trading We are still working on floor painter projects where social distancing can be maintained. We are following the Construction Leadership Council’s guidelines to ensure our work is carried out in a safe manor. As certain business premises are closed or working at reduced capacity this can be an ideal time to carry out cyclical maintenance, epoxy resin flooring & installing pedestrian marked routes to ensure health and safety compliance.
Anglia Decor provide competitive rates on commercial and industrial floor painting. We are able to carry out repairs to uneven floors to improve safety of pallet and fork lift traffic. Dust free preparation of floors gives extended life spans, saving you time and money of having to frequently repaint.
Garage Floor Painter
We carry out garage floor painting across Essex, London & Kent. We diamond grind the floor to remove the top layer of concrete, this ensures the epoxy resin coating can adhere to the floor. Solvent free coatings give the longest lifespan, they follow the contour of the substrate and give a dry film thickness of 400-500 microns for a 2 coat system. This coating should last around 5-10 years as domestic usage is fairly light. It is a good idea to choose a light anti slip finish as can become a slip hazard when wet.
We provide free, no obligation quotations, give Steve a call on +447886 353150 / +441702 521831 to discuss your requirements.
Floor painter guide
There are a variety of floor paints suitable for wood, oil water and resin based. If the wood is new, make sure to apply knotting solution to any resinous areas, this makes sure it seals the knots and stops discolouration over time.
If your floor is new it may need a water permeable coating to let the moisture escape. New concrete drys at 1mm per day, this can take several weeks.
Does your floor have any areas of self leveling screed? Powdery screeds are problem surfaces to paint, the coating can de-bond from the surface and need frequent touching up. A better solution is to remove the screed and get to a solid base that the coating can stick to.
Power floated smooth concrete will need preparation before painting, see below.
Some tiles are glazed and shiny, more difficult for a coating to adhere to. Porous tiles require less preparation, just ensure the surface is clean and free of grease.
If your floor is already painted and in good condition (not flaking) it will need rubbing down and cleaning.
If you have a bare wood floor, first step is to abrade the surface and ensure it is clean. A great product for preparation of wood floors prior to painting is Net-Trol wood cleaner. Wood floors can be primed with aluminium wood primer, once primed solvent based top coats can be applied to finish.
If your floor is concrete or tiled it will need diamond grinding or vacu-blasting to provide a textured profile that the coating can adhere to.
Floor painter video showing second coat to lab floor at EBM Papst, Chelmsford. The floor was cut in and video shows rolling to main areas.
What coating to choose
Water based floor paints are easy to apply and also come in epoxy versions. Epocoat WD is a water based epoxy, comes in all colours and gives a dry film thickness of 100 microns per coat. It will need 2 coats to look uniform and has low odour. There are also single pack water based paints available, these are not as durable and require a water based primer or need to be thinned 15% for the first coat to help adhesion.
Oil based floor paints such as Dulux Floorshield are popular options. They give a dry film thickness of around 30 microns per coat and are suitable for low-mid traffic areas such as shops. There are also solvent based epoxy resin coatings, Temacoat RM40 gives a dry film thickness of 100 microns per coat and is more durable than the single pack option and three times as thick.
Solvent free resin coatings have a dry film thickness of 200 microns per coat and can be laid 4mm thick. Resin floors are the most durable and a typical 2 coat 400 micron system will give outstanding durability. Epocoat HB comes in all colours and gives a gloss finish.
Does it need to be anti slip?
If your floor gets wet it could pose a slip hazard, fine aggregates can be added to all coating types to overcome this issue. Anti slip coatings are slightly harder to clean , dirt sticks to the aggregate.
The main factors in the lifespan of your floor are; preparation, dry film thickness and volume of traffic. Assuming good preparation and medium duty usage here’s a rough guide;
Single pack water based- 10 months- 1.5 year lifespan.
Single pack solvent based- 12 months to 1.5 year lifespan.
Water & solvent based epoxy- 2 to 4 year lifespan.
Solvent free resin coating- 4 to 5 year lifespan.
Some areas of your floor will wear quicker, especially doorways with heavy foot fall. Industrial floors with fork lift traffic will wear at corners where friction is greatest. It may be an idea to have a maintenance schedule to re-coat the hardest wearing areas more frequently. Or the floor painter can apply extra coats to these problem areas to combat the problem.
Can I carry out my own floor or do I need to employ a professional floor painter?
Small domestic floors are easy to carry out ‘in house’, having the right tools will make it easier: skuttle, roller frame and sleeve with an extension pole.
For large industrial floors getting the preparation right is a big factor for how long it will last. Floor grinders and industrial vacuums can be hired, just make sure not to inhale any concrete dust as there is a risk of silicosis. We are able to prepare your industrial floor and supply the coatings for self application, this will reduce the cost of your industrial floor project and give maximum lifespan.
What does it cost?
For industrial units and factories we would recommend diamond grind of floor and vac followed by application of 2 coats solvent free resin coating (epocoatHB).
For large floor areas of 500m2 an over this system would cost from £12.50m2.
Call Steve to discuss your project on 07886353150 / 01702 521831. Or fill out a contact form and we will get back to you.
Benefits of floor painting:
- Less dust
- Strengthens the floor
- Chemical resistant
- Safer- non slip coatings
- Cost effective
- Ease of installation
- Brighter workspace
- Easy of cleaning
FeRFA trained, floor prep.
Correct preparation of your floor will provide a longer lasting job.Smooth, power floated concrete floors are commonly found in warehouses and industrial premises. Floor coatings struggle to adhere to power floated concrete and can result in flaking and de-bonding.
We either diamond grind or vacu-blast the smooth surface before painting. This removes the top profile and provides a rougher surface that the coating can adhere to, giving a longer lifespan for your floor.
Our diamond grinding machines attach to an industrial vacuum to make the job virtually dust free. We also remove defective coatings to get back to a sound base, before application of the new resin floor.
“excellent service and professional approach, really happy with the overall finish”
Just wanted to say the floor looks great! Thank you so much. Looking forward to getting the other half finished!
We employed Anglia Decor to redecorate approximately 25,000ft2 of our office and production areas after receiving a very reasonable and what we considered accurate quotation. The quality of the work exceeded our expectation and was completed within the time schedule. We would happily recommend their services.