We have some pretty darn valuable painting tips for those of you looking to start painting your garage floors (or any cement floors). If you’re wondering why on earth you’d want to even paint your garage floor, take a look at these photos.
A typical garage floor…
A garage with a painted floor…
Notice the difference?
Tip #1: Clean it really well.
Before you set out painting your garage floors, it’s vital to clean all loose debris from the floor – FIRST. That means sweaping, mopping, vacuuming, and scraping any chunky gunk from the floor that could possibly be removed. If you slack on this step, your paint job is sure to crack and peel in no time at all.
Tip #2: Use the right kind of paint.
The most important garage painting tip we can give you is to choose the right type of paint. DO NOT use acrylic paint or home interior paint. This kind of paint cannot hold up to the abuse of car tires and other garage happenings. Look for:
Tip #3: Fill cracks and holes.
Once you’ve cleaned the floor and before you apply your primer, now is the time to patch any cracks and holes. This will significantly improve your final product.
Tip #4: Allow each layer of paint to dry completely.
When painting garage floors, you’ll apply several coats of paint. One or two coats of primer, one or two coats of epoxy paint, and a sealer. It’s important that you allow each coat to fully dry before applying the next.
Tip #5: Seal that bad boy.
Different seals will have different outcomes. So when you’re done painting your garage floor and ready to apply the seal, read product reviews to make sure you’re getting a good product. Some seals turn yellow over time, some more quickly than others. This is something to look for in reviews.
I found my garage painting tips at these following places: