How to paint concrete floors in detailed steps

learn how to paint a concrete floor step by step and receive expert tips on how to choose a concrete floor paint type that is suitable for painting  your floor

Painting a concrete floor is a great way to make it look good. Putting fresh paint on an old concrete floor can cover more stains. If you plan to get a painted concrete floor, you must remember that concrete is naturally porous. See step-by-step how to paint a concrete floor.

How to paint concrete floors
How to paint concrete floors
how to paint concrete floors
How to paint concrete floors
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How to paint a concrete floor yourself

concrete floor painting tools
concrete floor painting tools

1 - Remove the existing paint

If you have previously painted your concrete floor, you will need to remove the existing paint. This can be done using a scraper. It is important to remove all the old paint so that the new paint is allowed to settle on the floor.

2 - Concrete Patch

If the concrete floor has dents or cracks, then you should apply a specific concrete patch for these places. 
The concrete patch can be found at any hardware store or home.

3 - Clean Floor

Use Tri-sodium chloride warm water and a brush to clean any greasy stains on the floor. They may cause problems with the concrete floor paint adhesion so it is extremely important to remove free oil. Allow the floor to dry completely before proceeding. The time required for this will depend on the climate, but from 24 to 36 hours on average.

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4 - tape around

how to paint concrete floors
taping around the concrete floor before painting
Once you have removed the old concrete floor paint and cleaned it, make sure you align the area with tape. It is important to match the floor tape and make sure that it does not mark the walls or floor.

5 - Apply sealant

The first step in how to paint concrete floors: Poor some concrete sealer to the pan roller. Use a paint roller to apply the sealer to the entire area you plan to paint. It is not necessary in this case to use a lot of paint sealant, but compaction will add an additional level of protection for the painted concrete floor.
When applying the sealer, move the roller in slow movements. Do not put a lot of sealant paint on the roller. The excess sealer can bubble up and create problems. A thin layer of concrete floor paint sealant is all that is needed. Use a brush to get the outer perimeter and corners. Allow the sealer to dry from 24 to 36 hours before the start.

6 - Primer Floor

how to paint a concrete floor, priming step
how to paint a concrete floor, priming step
If the concrete floor painting you use contains a primer, you can apply it directly. If it does not then you will need to apply a coat of primer. The primer may be added using a standard roller and brush. You must use a smooth motion and make a thin layer, but ensure that it completely covers the floor. Allow the primer to dry in 24-36 hours.

7 - Painting the concrete floor

how to paint a concrete floor
painting the floor
Pour the concrete floor paint into a roller pan. Use a roller and a brush to paint the entire floor. Try to paint the concrete floor in smaller sections. Do not try to finish the entire floor in a single quote to avoid making a thick layer, Allow the floor to dry apply a second coat of paint, and allow it to dry for 24 hours.

8 - Sealing floor

After adding a second layer of paint you can add a top layer of sealer. This will help the paint remain intact and be easy to clean.

painting concrete floor with self leveling epoxy coating
painting concrete floor with self-leveling epoxy coating