Some Good Tips for Painting Concrete Floors

Here, we give you some ideas for painting concrete floors.

staining concrete garage floor picture

staining concrete garage floor picture

Concrete floors are often covered with carpeting in homes. If it’s difficult to keep carpeting clean or you’re looking for a less expensive option to buying new carpeting, a concrete floor can look great if you paint it. Painting concrete floors should only be done after cleaning, planning and making sure you have all of the needed materials.

stenciled concrete floor stained floor patterned designs

stenciled concrete floor stained floor patterned designs

Paints made just for concrete floors are available, but color choice is often very limited to colors such as gray and brown. On the plus side, those may be the only colors you’ll need if you want to create a faux stone concrete floor. Alternatively, you can use latex paints and these will give you many colors to use. Be sure to use only good quality latex paint when painting concrete floors.

green painted concrete floor ideas

green painted concrete floor ideas

The floor should be allowed to dry for several days after scrubbing to ensure that it’s perfectly dry. The next thing to do before actually painting concrete floors is to use sandpaper to file off any lumps or bumps on the floors. Finally, vacuum the floor and go over it with a tack cloth, which is a sticky cloth you can find at a home improvement store.

painting concrete floor gallery

painting concrete floor gallery

Be sure to apply at least two coats of good quality latex paint when painting concrete floors. Once you finally get these base coats down, you can use your creativity and imagination to decorate your floor. Think ahead about what you’ll be painting on the floor and make sure you have all the necessary materials. If you want faux stone you can do marble, cobble stone or slate. You can also stencil designs onto your floor such as a border near the wall that goes around the room.

After painting concrete floors, a polyurethane coating should be added for protection and maximum durability.

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