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    Is there anyway I can paint my garage floor without having to acid wash it first? I live in a townhouse and washing of the acid would be a bit of an issue as the runoff would go directly onto the driveway, down the storm water drain and straight into the water ways around me.

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    Sugar soap , a stiff broom and a pressure cleaner

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie1 View Post
    Sugar soap , a stiff broom and a pressure cleaner
    or even just the broom a bucket and a hose.
    Advice from me on this forum is general and for guidance based on information given by the member posing the question. Not to be used in place of professional advice from people appropriately qualified in the relevant field. All structural work must be approved and constructed to the BCA or other relevant standards by suitably licensed persons. The person doing the work and reading my advice accepts responsibility for ensuring the work done accords with the applicable law.

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    If the floor is smooth concrete and you intend to park your car on it,some form of etching is required for paint to adhere well.
    If the floor is unstained,a good sand with coarse paper,followed by sweeping and vaccuuming would do.

    Rustoleum(Zinsser) Epoxyshield is a water based 2 pack epoxy floor coating,which uses a non acid etch cleaner as part of their kit ,and would be my choice.

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    For cleaning & etching of concrete I always use this product..
    & yes its environmentally friendly...

    White Knight Paints - Concrete Etcher

    Should be available at your local Bunny's paint section..

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    Thanks for all answers.

    That White Knight Concrete Etcher, would that cause damage to a stenciled driveway? Because when I have to hose it out, that is where the water and residue will go, onto the driveway.

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    neutralise it with bicarb after its done the etching, the sodium bicarbonate will react and form carbon dioxide and water and salt

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse View Post
    neutralise it with bicarb after its done the etching, the sodium bicarbonate will react and form carbon dioxide and water and salt

    cheers
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    How dirty and how old is the floor?

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    The floor is 12years old. Has a few paint marks on it, as well as some stains from soil/compost. But It's not too bad. Only the back part of garage behind the car. The rest is fairly free of marks.

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    DO NOT cut corners on the prep of concrete floor..
    (Or any other prep for that matter)..
    whether its clean or not ETCH IT..

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