Painting garage floors is easy if you use the right garage flooring paint. Typical garage floors are grey, dull, and very unattractive. Unlike walls that can be easily painted with most types of paint that can be purchased at any home goods or hardware store, garage floors require extra-strength paint that can cover up the rough concrete surface with even, durable color.
Besides the coarse surface, garage floors need tough epoxy paint that can withstand constant foot traffic and pressure from car tires.
Rust-Oleum 251965 Garage Floor Kit, Gray
Convenience Products 920001 Expoxy-Seal Concrete And Garage Floor Paint
Valspar 002.0050020.022 Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating
Painting garage floors can make a huge difference in how your home looks and even add value to the property if you are trying to sell it. The garage is usually the least attractive room in the house, but it doesn't have to be. Using epoxy garage flooring paint is fairly easy, and it will last for a long time. The end result will add more appeal to your home, and make the space look cozy and well-kept.
While painting your garage floor might seem overwhelming, you can easily break it down into a few manageable steps. First, repair all the cracks, so the paint can go on smoothly and evenly. Start off by thoroughly washing the floor to clean any dirt or grime that might have accumulated from years of use.
You can then repair any visible cracks with products sold for that purpose in hardware stores. There are a few different types of concrete repair products you can use, so talk to a professional at your local store to find the best one for your needs. You can also ask for advice on painting garage floors, so you can get a few valuable tips and pointers from an expert in home improvement.
After your garage floor is clean, and all cracks have been repaired, you can start the painting process using high-quality epoxy garage flooring paint. There are many different brands and colors you can choose from, but the most important thing is to get paint that is specifically made for garage floors.
Clean-N-Etch 64 oz.
Rust-Oleum Corp/Zinsser 252625 "Epoxyshield" Garage Floor Kit
Rust-Oleum 238475 EPOXYShield Concrete Etch
Epoxy paint is available from many manufacturers and in a wide range of prices. You can even buy convenient paint kits.
Keep in mind that your garage floor needs to be at least three months old because concrete needs a long time to dry before it can be painted. To make your paint last longer, be sure to follow included directions. If you are not sure, call the company for clarification.
In addition to epoxy paint, painting garage floors requires a few essential supplies such as paint rollers, brushes, and gloves. Don't rush through the job because the floor must be prepped properly before paint is applied.
Remember to take care of your floor once it's done. Keep it in good shape by cleaning often. Painted garage floors are much easier to clean and sweep, so you'll have no problem maintaining the glossy, beautiful finish for many years to come.
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