Unless you live in a new home chances you have a standard garage floor, but you can create a new look for your garage with concrete garage paint. Converting a concrete garage from plain and drab to spectacular is a job that you can handle if your time and use the right concrete garage paint.
Shopping for Concrete Paint
It is recommended that you choose two-part epoxy paint for your concrete garage. This produces a durable finish that POR34 will withstand traffic much better than one-part epoxy paint.
There are different colors and finishes that you can use on your garage floor such as colored chips to add a little flair or non-skid chips to prevent your vehicle from sliding on a slick surface. Read the instructions carefully before using the additives.
Preparing the Surface
This is the most important part of the project. If your garage floor is not clean and free of particles, the paint may not adhere to the floor properly. Concrete cleaner should be used to clean the entire floor and allowed to dry. You should look for cracks and repair those for a smooth finished look.
Priming Your Garage
Primer allows the paint to adhere to the concrete and is a step that should not be skipped. Concrete bonding primer is recommended. The primer should dry in about 60 minutes.
Painting Your Garage Floor
Start with a 4-inch or bigger brush to paint the edges. You can tape off the areas you do not want to get paint on. Once the edges have been painted, use a roller to paint the remaining area of the floor.
Another critical step is to allow the floor to dry completely. It could take up to 10 days for the garage paint to dry completely depending on the climate.