Surface Prep: Plascon Floor Paint


  • Surface Preparation Floor PaintTo obtain the best performance the surface must be prepared correctly before application.
  • Allow new concrete to cure for at least 4 weeks before painting. Concrete must be thoroughly cleaned before painting.


Unpainted: Remove any wax or water based curing agents used to aid curing of the concrete after casting. Degrease the surface by using PLASCON AQUASOLV DEGREASER. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to dry for at least 48 hours until totally dry. For all smooth surfaces, particularly steel floated concrete, apply one coat of PLASCON CONCRETE FLOOR PREP. Allow the surface to dry for 8 hours before applying PLASCON FLOOR PAINT (FPT Range).


Unpainted (e.g. wood floated): Degrease the surface to remove oil, grease and other contaminants by using PLASCON AQUASOLV DEGREASER. Allow to react for 20 minutes then rinse thoroughly with fresh water using a bristle broom to remove AQUASOLV and all contaminants. Allow to dry for at least 48 hours or until totally dry. Apply one coat PLASCON CONCRETE FLOOR PREP. Allow to dry for 8 hours.


Previously painted with water based paint: Check random areas for adhesion. If problems are observed total removal of old paint is required. Remove all contaminants such as dirt, grease, oil, dust, etc. Sand smooth or glossy surfaces to improve adhesion. Clean thoroughly with POLYCELL SUGAR SOAP POWDER solution using a scrubbing brush. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry.


If additional slip resistance is required add PLASCON GRIP ADDITIVE (80g GRIP ADDITIVE to 5 ? water) to the paint before application. Follow the instructions on the pack.

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19 thoughts on “Surface Prep: Plascon Floor Paint

  1. I need to know if a rough (floated) floor can be painted with Plascon Floor Paint? I had asked my builders to leave the floor in a condition that allows tiling. Floor Paint is the way to go thanks to PLASCON…..

    • Hi Elizabeth, thanks for getting in touch,

      We recommend using Plascoguard Gehopon 3000 (GW3000) which is a self-leveling product. You need to apply one coat of PLASCOGUARD GEHOPON 7 SEALER (GW 7) and allow it 24 hours to dry prior to over coating it with GW3000.

  2. Would you recommend the same products for previously tiled floors? How would you prepare previously tiled floors to receive floor paint for residential interiors?

    • Hi Belinda, we unfortunately do not have any products that we can recommend for use on a tile floor. A company like Tile & Floor Care (011-822 6901) might be able to assist.

      • Thank you for your response. I meant for a previously tiled floor. Therefore the existing tiles will be removed. Will Plascoguard Gehopon be suitable for preparing the surface?

        • Hi Belinda,

          Gehopon is a two component epoxy floor coating. After removing the tiles please make sure that the surface is level, clean and dry, then you can apply Plascoguard Gehopon 7 Sealer (GW 7). Allow 24 hours to dry before overcoating. The above links to the data sheet for preparation and application purposes. The other alternative would be to use Plascon Floor Paint.

  3. I painted my existing concrete floor with Plascon Floor Paint. The floor was cleaned thoroughly with sugar soap (the floor is in perfect condition, no grease, paint, dirt etc. just raw screeded cement which was done last year) and then primed with a concrete water-based sealer/prep. The appearance has turned out very matt and not sheen/semi-gloss as stated on the TDS which I received from the Plascon website. The finish also allows for marks to remain when walking over with shoes or even just running your hands on the floors. There seems to be no protective qualities to this. It feels, looks and reacts just like a PVA or similar. Please advise whether I could apply a water-based varnish to improve appearance to a gloss or satin/sheen finish to allow for proper cleaning and durability.

    • Hi Simone, thanks for getting in touch.

      The technical data sheet for Plascon Floor Paint states that “the sheen level depends on the substrate finish/profile”. Unfortunately there isn’t any product that can go over the floor prep as it’s a self-sealant product. You have followed the correct specification as per your above comment.

      With regards to the paint leaving marks when walking over with shoes, we would recommend that we log an advice site visit call where one of our technical consultants will go on site and assist. If you would like to go this route please give our Customer Care line a call on 0860 20 40 60.

  4. We are building contractors, and require pricing on Plascoguard and Plascotuff products…please call me on 073 116 5480 as a matter of urgency…John

    • Hi John, I understand you were called by our experts and assisted by a local hardware store that sells Plascon products? Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you!

  5. Hi,
    I would like to re-do a hanger floor. It has been previously coated with a paint, not sure of the brand. We going to prep the cement floor to a smooth surface as there is a bit of break down on the surface ( rough spots ) and then coat. What do you recommend for a durable coating?

  6. Good day,

    According to the datasheets, Plascon Floor paint is recomended for garages and driveways as well. This means that it will be exposed to vehicle traffic as well, and not just normal foot traffic. How will this paint handle vehicle traffic on a driveway and garage floor?? If you turn your vehicle steering and the tires rotate on the paint, will the paint withstand this??

    I want to paint my garage floor and driveway, but I don’t want to regret using Plascon’s floor paint in 2 years time… Will this paint really withstand vehicle traffic?

    Thank you

    • Hi Regardt, we appreciate your concerns and your query.

      Yes Plascon Floor Paint will withstand light vehicle traffic. One should generally avoid turning hot wheels on any floor paint to help prolong the its life, however, Plascon Floor Paint is a brilliant product and will not damage easily. Please adhere to the recommended drying and over-coating times in the technical data sheet available here.

  7. I have a newly built plastered shower cubicle which I painted with one coat of Plascon white PVA …can I use GEHOPON for a shower cubicle?

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