Step by step guide on DIY Painting a Concrete Floor

If you wanted to save money by paying laborers or house painters fee, why not try to do the works. Painting the floor is an easy activity that you can do by just following the steps listed below:

Make sure the floor is clean. Before starting this project, the concrete floor must be completely dry. The source of the water must be stop or any water drippings must be wiped out before starting the project if your floor shows any signs of water seepage. Due to fumes, some of the materials used for this project needs special masks and other equipment for your protection. Before using any product, please read all labels carefully especially it’s precaution and warning notes. After each coating is applied, make sure that the floor is thoroughly dry. Using a degreasing solution, carefully wash the floor. Until mop is clean, rinse several times. Let it dry for several days.

Sanding and Vacuum. For any old paint or any other rough areas, do the sanding. To eliminate any residue, vacuum entire floor, then wipe with tack cloth.

 Smoothen the cracks and holes. Use mix concrete patch compound, following package directions if the surface of your floor is cracked or rough. Use trowel to push it into any depressions to fill any cracks or holes in the concrete floor with compound. Let it completely dry. You may skip to the next step if your floor surface is already smooth.

Coat with Primer. Apply two coats of primer by using paint roller, letting the floor dry thoroughly between coats. 

Use Epoxy Paint. Use at least two coats of epoxy paint upon application, letting the floor dry completely between coats. Use clean paint roller or paint compressor when using epoxy paint.

 Apply Masonry Sealer. Apply several coats of masonry sealer, by using clean roller or compressor, making sure that the floor is completely dry between coats.