How to paint a concret floor

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  • Trudi Trudi on Apr 26, 2018
    Clean the concrete really well and let dry. Then paint how ever you want. Seal with Poly coat.
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Apr 26, 2018
    Clean the floor with muriatic acid. Wash well. Use a paint made specifically for concrete floors. Do the moisture test first. Place a garbage bag on the floor, tape down all around and wait a few days, lift to see if there is any moisture as this may change your plans.
  • SandyG SandyG on Apr 26, 2018
    It will vary some whether it is a new pour concrete or an older painted concrete or a concrete floor that has some glues/adhesives on it.

    Click on sites below for help.

    Wash the Floor
    Notes: The concrete floor must be completely dry before beginning this project. If your floor shows any signs of water seepage, the source of the water must be eliminated before starting. Some of the materials used for this project require special masks and other equipment, due to fumes. Please read all product labels carefully. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly after each coating is applied.
    Thoroughly wash the floor with a degreasing solution. Rinse several times until mop is clean. Allow drying for several days.
    STEP 1
    Sand and Vacuum the Floor
    Sand off any old paint or any other uneven areas. Vacuum entire floor, then wipe with a tack cloth to remove any residue.
    STEP 2
    Fill Cracks and Holes
    If the surface of your floor is cracked or rough, mix concrete patch compound, following package directions. Fill any cracks or holes in the concrete floor with compound, using a trowel to push it into any depressions. Let dry thoroughly. If your floor surface is smooth, skip to the next step.
    STEP 3
    Apply Primer
    Using paint roller, apply two coats of primer, letting the floor dry completely between coats.
    STEP 4
    Apply Epoxy Paint
    Using clean paint roller or paint compressor, apply at least two coats of epoxy paint, letting the floor dry completely between coats.
    STEP 5
    Apply Masonry Sealer
    Using clean roller or compressor, apply several coats of masonry sealer, letting the floor dry completely between coats.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 26, 2018
    indoor or outdoor for the correct information
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Apr 26, 2018
    the key is to seal it after painting
  • William William on Apr 26, 2018
    What other Hometalkers did.
  • William William on Apr 26, 2018
    What other Hometalkers did.
  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 26, 2018
    roller and poduct at lowews, home depot
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