Painting the garage floor is a relatively easy and inexpensive way of transformation. It will help you to instantly make the garage cleaner and give it a fresher look. Moreover, the painted floor will provide extra protection against the mould, mildew and vehicle fluids on the garage floor. At Promain, we have a great selection of garage floor paints that helps to well-condition the floor and offer a great deal of protection combined with the appealing finishing that withstands the test of time. Proclaim epoxy floor paint for garage floors is the latex-based acrylic paint that is water-resistant and is easy to clean.
PAINTING THE GARAGE FLOOR
Tools and Supplies You Will Need
- Wet-dry vacuum cleaner
- Stiff brush
- Concrete patching compound/Concrete patch
- Wet rag or scraper
- Etching solution
- Promain Epoxy floor paint
- Paint roller
Clean and prepare the floor
Clean the debris from the concrete garage floor thoroughly using the broom and wet-dry vacuum cleaner. The concrete is typically the porous surface that easily collects the dirt and grime. Power washing the flooring is the first step of preparation, and so it is vital not to skip this part. Use degreaser or laundry detergent to clean the extra dirty floor. Allow the cleaner to sit for a few minutes and then scrub it off using a stiff-bristled scrubbing brush. Power wash the floor and finally allow it to dry well.
Fill in any cracks
Use the concrete or mortar repair compound to fill the smaller cracks and use the concrete patch for thicker cracks and holes. And, for deeper cracks on the floor, fill it up layers. Ensure to give adequate drying time between each layer. Use the wet rag or scraper to remove the excess product off the crack ad levels it to smooth the floor surface.
Etch the floors
Etching opens the pores of the concrete floor and allows the paint to absorb. To test, drop some water on the floor to see how quickly it gets absorbed. If the water gets pooled on the surface, etching of the garage floor is required. Use the concrete etcher and give enough drying time to complete the etching process.
Apply the primer
Primer is the pre-treatment process for porous concrete floor. It acts as the adhesive for the paint stick on the garage floor. To use the primer, use the paintbrush on the borders and roller on the rest of the floor surface. Let the primer set for a minimum of 4 hours before using the paint on the floor.
Applying the Epoxy floor paint
Just as the primer, use the paintbrush to paint the edges of the floor with Promain epoxy floor paint. And use the roller on the rest of the surface. You may stop with just one coat of the painting or add two-three coats depending upon the finish you need. Make sure to apply the second coat of paint in the opposite direction than the first coat. It is best to give a minimum of a week before driving on the newly painted garage floor.