How To Transform Your Concrete And Garage Floors?

How To Transform Your Concrete And Garage Floors?

How To Transform Your Concrete And Garage Floors?
The first impression of your house should look amazing. However, the most time that concrete in the front entrance and/or in the garage looks old and weathered. Therefore apart from keeping the exterior walls painted and looking sharp, your driveway and entrance should look impeccable as well.

By adding the kerb appeal, you are also increasing the value of your home.

 If you’ve got a concrete floor that needs refreshing, you can consider using concrete and garage floor paints.

It is an easy and cost-effective method to refresh your old concrete areas. Before you start you should measure the area to calculate how much paint you need. Then just follow these steps:

Step 1 - Wash the Floor

Rinse in several times until mop is clean. Allow drying for several days. 

Wait for the floor to dry completely before beginning this project. Make sure you eliminate any sources of water seepage. For long-lasting results, it is best to use the high-pressure hose. It is best to leave it to dry for at least 24 hours in the dry weather.

Step 2 - Sand and Vacuum the Floor

Sand off any old paint or any other uneven areas. Vacuum entire floor, then wipe it with a tack cloth to remove any residue. 

Step 3 - Fill Cracks and Holes

If the surface is cracked or rough, mix concrete patch compound, following package directions. Let dry thoroughly. 

Step 4 - Use Prep. 

It is essential to prepare new concrete as the paint will have trouble adhering to a smooth surface.

Step 5 - Use Grip Additive

If you want to improve slip resistance, use Grip Additive to create rough texture in the painted finish. Just add it to your paint according to instructions.

Step 6 - Apply Primer

Using a paint roller, apply two coats of primer, letting the floor dry completely between coats. Primer promotes adhesion to a garage floor and smooth concrete. For some paints, primer is not required. Please check the instructions before purchasing. 

Step 7 - Apply Paint

Using clean paint roller or paint compressor, apply at least two coats of paint, letting the floor dry completely between coats.

Step 8 - Apply Sealer

Using a clean roller or compressor, apply several coats of sealer, letting the floor dry completely between coats.

 

It sounds complicated but it’s easier than you think.  The final results of painted concrete or stained concrete can be spectacular, giving your garage floors a truly unique feel and look.

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