When renovating and repainting the house, we often neglect the secluded areas like the attic or the garage. These areas are often seen as practical spaces which do not need much attention to renovating or repainting. However, there is no reason for your garage to look unpolished and uncleaned. There are endless possibilities that you can do with your garage. You can update your wall painting, apply fresh paint on your garage floor, or repaint your garage doors.
You might think that it is unnecessary to paint your garage like any other room in the house, but actually, it is. Your garage can be seen from the outside. Painted walls and floors can elevate the ambiance of your place. It also keeps your garage tidy and organized.
Painting Your Garage Floor
Plain garage floors may seem fine and neat at first; however, they can start to look old and ragged especially if you park your car inside. If your garage started to look coarse, maybe it is time for you to repaint.
Step 1: Ventilate
When painting your garage floor, ensure that there is enough ventilation or air circulation. You will be working with epoxy paint and bleach where both products have strong odours that can be detrimental when inhaled at large. You can open a window or the garage door to guarantee constant air circulation through the space. Ensure to wear safety protective gear such as rubber gloves, dust masks, and goggles.
Step 2: Clean
After securing ventilation, you can start removing the things you stored in your garage. When the area is cleared, you can start removing the dust and sweeping the floor. Use water and bleach to wash off all the stains. It is crucial to ensure that there are no dust and dirt when you start painting. A power washer may come in handy.
Step 3: Repair
After cleaning, it is time to check for any cracks or holes on the garage floor. Unrepaired cracks and holes will leave dents on the paint finish. You can use concrete fillers for small holes and concrete patches for larger and longer floor and wall cracks.
Step 4: Prime
Just like any other painting job, it is important to prime coat your dry garage floor. You can use a paint roller for an even and quick primer application. This will help you give a good finish. Let the primer dry evenly before applying paint.
Step 5: Paint
When the primer had dried up, you can start applying the first of the two layers of epoxy paint coats. You can mix the epoxy paint well in a pail and apply the first layer using a nylon brush and water-resistant roller cover. Before applying the second coat, you have to wait for 24 hours for the first coat to dry. After you have applied the second epoxy paint coat, you have to wait for another five days before walking or driving on the surface.
Giving your garage floor a new look can lighten up the atmosphere in your garage. This will you give the time and opportunity to rearrange, sort, and organize the old things you have in your garage.
If you need professional painting services to help you in your garage painting or any exterior painting works, you can reach out to Earl’s Paintworks, Inc., and we will handle your paint job precisely and perfectly.