Maintaining a house takes a lot of work especially, when you’re buying a used home for the first time. Often times the flooring of the concrete garages can often get overlooked and miss the tender loving care it deserves. If you are looking into renovating your concrete garage, or just wanting to give it a clean-up, then try starting with the floor. The floor is largely responsible for your perception of how clean or well-maintained the garage is, therefore a clean floor will make a clean garage. Cleaning is one way to improve the look of your garage, but why not go one better and paint it.
Even with a deep clean, you may still be left with that stained concrete look, give it a coat of paint to really make it stand out and shine. There is no better way to truly refresh your concrete garage than painting the floor. In whichever way you use your garage, whether it be for storage or as a home gym, painting can make the world of difference.
When you get around to give the floor a coat of paint there are some things that you need to bear in mind. Firstly, make sure you thoroughly clean the floor before you paint it. If you still have stains like oil on the concrete, then this will ruin the paint when you come to put it on. Secondly, things like dust or specs of gravel can also ruin or damage the paint. At the every least sweep and mop the floor before you paint it but for a deep clean use a pressure washer. The pressure washer can use its immense power to blast away any stains or dirt that may impact the panting process.
Another consideration that you should think about and factor in is what type of paint to use. The color will vary entirely on your personal taste but you will need to use a special type of paint for your concrete floor. There are three main types of paint that can be used to paint garage floors. There are oil-based paints which tend to be at the cheaper end of the market. These are great if you are just painting for aesthetics and don’t really mind about having a premium paint. Secondly, there are polyurethane based paint which is more durable than oil paints. This type of paint is better if you will be getting lots of use out of the garage and it isn’t used just for storage. Finally, epoxy resin-based paint is the toughest and most durable paint which is best if you will be using your concrete for something that will see a lot of use, like a workshop.
However, you decide to paint your concrete floor, make sure you have suitable floor to paint on. Professional garage door specialists like Dencroft Garages, provide an excellent base laying service. This means the flooring of your concrete garage is set and made to market-leading quality and standards. Having a high-quality base will make for much easier and much smoother painting to give a much better final finish.