A lot of people are now discovering the advantages of applying floor paint on the concrete floor in their garage. As you might know, this will not only beautify your floor but it will also make the floor much secure, particularly in the coming winter months as your car brings in snow or dripping rain water. Actually, safety is the number one reason why we should apply floor paint because you can easily add extra traction to it through the use of industrial sand grits or paint flecks once the epoxy for paint is spread out.
There are people who don’t even know that the garage is a potentially dangerous area in a home where slips and falls could happen. Everyone has been concerned about slip accidents in the tub, but injuries which take place in the garage mostly go unreported. This is such a horrible truth because people are not that aware of the possible problems that might arise in the garage so they are, most likely, not taking the necessary precautions.
Other plus behind doing this project is how great your garage looks afterward. You are given the chance to pick the color which you think would look best for your garage when choosing the floor paint. Many people go for colors that would complement the shade of their homes or one that would match their car’s color.
Tips For A Good Floor Paint Result
It is very important to make sure that your floor is completely clean before applying the paint. You can wash it with soap and water and then spread a heavy-duty degreaser to get rid of any oil stain which will cause the paint not to adhere properly or lift up after several months. Also be sure the surface is completely dry. It is best to let it set overnight with a heater running after all the cleaning is done.
Using a nap roller, you can now roll out the paint after cleaning the floor. Then before the paint starts to cure or solidify, you should apply the non-slip additive. You might choose plain industrial grit or paint flecks whose color is similar to the primary paint or a different shade to add some contrast.
To allow enough time for the paint to dry, you should keep your car off the garage for at least three days or do not walk on the floor for one day.