Many of us have a garage floor that we want to paint or even a concrete basement floor. Is there an actual way to paint these floors and have the paint actually stay on without peeling off? Absolutely there is.
What most people don’t realize is that when you paint a concrete floor, you don’t buy the same kind of paint you would use on a wall. Concrete floor painting is more of just a coating using an epoxy base coat.
There are four main steps to painting your concrete floor. First prepare the floor surface by using an acid wash agent to pull up any stains or spills. Next apply the base coat epoxy solvent with a push broom. Then add color ships on to the floor to give it a nice speckled look. Lastly apply the topcoat which will look milky white, but will dry clear.
Painting wood floors can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. If you don’t want a shiny finish, but just want the floor painted follow these steps.
Sanding – Rent a power sander and sand down your wood floors very quickly. If you have small painting areas, just use a hand sander.
Dust Removal – Use a dry cloth to wipe away most of the dust. After doing this, mop your wood floor at least twice to make sure all dust is removed.
Paint – Exterior paint is the best type of paint to use as it is durable and easy to mop. Use a roller and put primer down first before you roll on the paint.