Painting and Preparing Your Garage Floor

When speaking about preparing the garage floor. You need to keep the floor or the ground clean; free from dirt, oil and derbies because such things will make the bonding of the cement difficult. So try using a good detergent and a scrubber with stiff bristles to scrub away all the dirt. You many even give an acid wash to make the ground much cleaner. Give more attention, if you find any cracks when cleaning the floor. So try fixing those cracks before you make the concrete mixture. All cracks can be filled with epoxy paste which will dry faster and the excess can be scraped off.

Make sure you always keep the ground free from dirt after cleaning. If you think there is any moisture in the garage ground, here is a small test that you can do. Cut a small piece of plastic sheeting; tape all the edges on the floor. If you find water collecting under the plastic sheet due to evaporation, then it shows that your garage floor contains moisture.

Once the garage ground is ready, make a proper mixture of the cement to lay them. Make sure you apply them at all the corner of the garage. All newly prepared garage floors should be allowed to dry completely for sixty days before painting or giving a coating. All unpainted concrete floors need to be acid treated or etched using muriatic acid before painting them. If the floor is already painted, the coating has to be sanded down using a sand paper. Once you scrap or sand the painted floor, wash the floor with water and allow it to dry completely. Here are some materials that you need to start painting the garage floor. You need to have garage floor paint or epoxy, brushers and rollers, painter’s tape, extension handle, paint tray and decorative chips; this is only an optional but using chips will make your garage floor look awesome! Try using colored chips like electric blue bend, dusty trail, bright yellow, dark earth tone, light blue, purple, etc., for the floor color choices, use colors like beige, tile red, taupe, slate, charcoal and grey.

Paint the garage floor with the reference of the manufacturer’s directions and tips. Once you have done with painting the floor using a roller, you can give a second coat using the same technique and start applying the chips. Once done, give at least 72 hours for drying and the floor doesn’t need a topcoat.