How do you fix concrete floors for cheap?

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My rent house has concrete floors and i need help fixing them so they look nice and are easy to clean without spending much money?? The bathrooms are the WORST! The living room concrete floors were stained by the previous BACHELOR!! And i have removed most of it by mopping the floors so much?? But i need help with a very inexpensive way to fix them ???
q how do you fix concrete floors for cheap
The living room floors
q how do you fix concrete floors for cheap
The living room floors.
q how do you fix concrete floors for cheap
The TERRIBLE LOOKING BATHROOM FLOORS. I STARTED TO PAINT BUT DID NOT FINISH BECAUSE IM CONCERNED AS SOON AS I MOP THEM THE PAINT WILL COME UP?? I did use floor paint??
q how do you fix concrete floors for cheap
The master bathroom floor painted in floor paint but looks TERRIBLE :( I NEED HELP PLEASE. I HAVE NEVER DONE ANY TYPE OF DIY HOME BEFORE AS YOU CAN TELL ??? :(
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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jan 08, 2018
    Stain is best for concrete, but with both dark and light spots like you have, stain wouldn't cover very well. The least expensive way I know is to just paint them.

  • C.B. C.B. on Jan 08, 2018
    You will have to hire a professional to do this; [because poly resin based paint is only sold to professionals]...but you may see if your local paint store has something similar[then you can DYI]. It coats the concrete & creates a smooth surface so it is easy to clean, can be mopped & waxed [if desired] & the paint can be mixed in any color.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 08, 2018
    Rub them down and use Concrete Floor Paint - or Lino- or Vinyl

  • Erin Hugar Chavez Erin Hugar Chavez on Jan 08, 2018
    We painted our concrete floors with no problem.

    1st - sand (that part sucked!)
    2nd - clean, clean, clean the floors
    3rd - paint (we got our from a paint store to make sure it would adhere on cement)
    4th - a poly finish (a couple of coats)

    It really is a simple thing to do, and it's very hard to mess up.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 08, 2018
    Do NOT do anything without talking/asking your landlord first. If the landlord is nice, he may give you the cost of the materials off your rent. If not, you could lose your deposit.

  • Amber Ann Rolak-Wilson Amber Ann Rolak-Wilson on Jan 09, 2018
    youll need a professional.A burnished will need to be used to remove that then they will need to apply the color,gloss or paint of your liking then an additional top coat

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 01, 2020

    Hi LIsa, I would suggest power washing the concrete first with an etching concrete cleaner and rinsing well. Once it dried, use a roller extension and paint with a concrete floor paint. This video will show you how to paint your porch after it’s been cleaned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHiQVFdYVdY