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Monday, 24 May 2010

Seeing Red

The new brewery equipment has been ordered, so a thorough sort-out of the garage is overdue. The concrete floor has never been sealed or painted, so dust levels were high.

Shocked at the price of garage floor paint, I turned to the internet. I found a specailist paint company with just the product - THE garage floor paint. The clever use of capial letters had me hooked. This was clearly going to be THE garage floor paint I needed.

It wasn't. In my haste, I failed to read all the info. It was a water based paint, albeit 'the toughest water based garage floor paint avaialble'. All I can say, is that the other stuff on the market must be worse than useless. After 24 hours the first coat came peeling and flaking away. I rubbed it down, removed the dust and tried again. Same result.

By now I was hot, sweaty, and a little pis*ed off. Although it irked me, I had to concede that I had made a mistake and it was time to go down to B&Q and buy the forty quid tin of Ronseal and try coat number three.

No flaking, no peeling. Blimey, it did exactly what it said on the tin. Nearly.

The colour claimed to be red. Now my eyesight isn't what it was, but I know that ladybirds are red and sh*t is brown. You could take a dump on my garage floor and not notice, so I think we know what colour it really is. It's browner than Gandhi in a bloody heatwave.


  1. That's definitely not red, unless I'm colour blind.

  2. Trust me Mark, if I took a dump on your garage floor you'd notice!