Painting a garage floor has numerous benefits. Starting from wear and tear resistance and increased safety and ending with improved appearance, painting can do wonders. However, without the right approach, the work may be in vain. In order to increase the longevity of the paint and enjoy a fresh new look, you need to choose the best application approach. Let’s take a closer look.
Choosing The Right Paint
The method you choose for painting your garage floor depends on the paint you invest in. The most common paint types for concrete garage floors are latex acrylic and epoxy.
- Single Pack is a low-budget option, which can be suitable for light-foot traffic. By buying this paint, you simplify the application process and save time while signing up for frequent retouching.
- Epoxy paint is the top choice for heavy traffic garage floors. It’s durable, slip-resistant, low in maintenance and long-lasting. However, surface preparation and application require a bit more care and attention.
Selecting The Right Application Method
Using a brush or roller to apply epoxy paint is recommended by many paint manufacturers. When using a brush, you have excellent control over the application and can achieve uniform coverage.
Cleaning The Floor Properly
Regardless of the paint or application method you choose, if you fail to prepare the concrete floor properly, your paint may not adhere to the surface as it should. The toughest part about getting the most out of epoxy paint coating is prepping the surface.
Concrete is highly porous, easily catching all the dirt and dust floating around a garage. Power washing a concrete floor can get rid of the contaminants which could ruin your paint job. Adding a degreaser to the water will also strip away any oil or grease particles.
It’s important to remove all old paint from the concrete, clean it up, and dry it out. If any moisture is left on the floor, even the highest quality epoxy paint will adhere poorly.
Reading The Instructions
Each can of paint comes with special manufacturer’s instructions about the number of coats and drying time. Not all paints are the same. Take time to read the data sheets that come with your paint. Usually, epoxy paint is ready to receive light traffic in about 48 hours, but be ready to wait up to a week for the coating to dry fully.
Order Garage Floor Paint Online
At TA Paints, we bring you the highest quality garage floor paint, in any volume, with free UK delivery on orders over £200. Use our online store to browse our range and place your order directly. We also make bespoke formulations on request.