Tired of looking at cracked or paint-chipped floors? Are leaves and other debris getting caught in your garage floor cracks? Now you can transform your garage into a clean and professional area of which you can be proud. Worried about time and money? Don’t worry – painting your garage floors will brighten the room with little work and low cost. Set aside two days to create a garage worth showing off by following these tips on how to properly paint your garage floors.
Why Paint Your Garage Floors?
Other than it being visually appealing, customizable to your color preference and could lead to creating a fun new space, painting your garage floor also has practical benefits of which many people are not aware. For example, an epoxy-painted garage floor:
- Is mold, mildew and water resistant
- Provides for easy cleaning
- Can moderately resist most automotive fluids
- Renders your concrete dust-free
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- Water-resistant paint roller
- Nylon paintbrush
- Power washer
- Hard-bristled brush
- Protective gloves
- Paint roller
- Concrete etching cleaner
- Concrete patch
- Epoxy paints
- Concrete crack filler
Before You Begin
Before getting started, make sure that your garage is well-ventilated. This involves opening your garage door and any doors or windows that lead to outside. Semi-harmful fumes are used in this process so good ventilation and safety goggles are necessary. You must also clean your garage floor thoroughly before starting. First, sweep the floor and then remove any visible stains with a 3-to-1 water-to-bleach mixture – this should be done with a power washer. Let the bleach sit for a few minutes and then use a hard bristled brush to scrub the stains clean. Once you’re done with this process, rinse the entire space with water.
Time To Get Started!
Now that the prep work is done, it is time to begin the garage floor painting process.
- Fix Cracks: Once the floor is dry from cleaning, use concrete crack filler to eliminate any visible holes or cracks. Follow the instructions on the filler packaging that can be bought at your nearest repair store.
- Etch the Surface: Cover the floor with concrete etching cleaner to help the floor absorb the paint better and remove any rust. Let the cleaner sit overnight before painting.
- Apply Primer: Using a long paint roller, apply a coat of primer on the garage floor. Primer helps your paint last longer and prevents chipping. Allow to dry for eight hours.
- Apply Paint: There are a variety of different floor paints that can be bought but be sure to read the instructions to make sure it’s the right kind. Let the first coat sit for at least 24 hours before deciding if a second coat is needed.
Enjoy Your New Garage Floors
Your new, freshly painted garage floor is a low-cost improvement that will make a big difference. The key to a great garage floor is being well-prepared and following the correct steps. For other garage improvements, contact Motor City Door at 866-961-4196 and create the garage you’ve always dreamed of.