Garage floor paints protect garage surfaces from oil spills and make them an appealing finish. All types of paints are more effective when the preparation of the surface is done perfectly. It is advisable to read more information and instructions provided by the manufacturers and technical experts. Garage floor paints are durable and have abrasion resistance .the durability of the garage paint depends on how frequently it is used and the type of product used.in case garage paint is used outdoors, anti-slip aggregate should be added to provide grip. The coatings are also waterproof.
The amount of paint needed for a garage depends on the coverage rate of the paint and the size of the garage. Technical experts provide information on how much pain a specific size of space will consume depending on the condition of the substrate. The preparation step when painting a garage is essential. The surface should be clean, dry, and has no damages. The floor temperature also affects the outcome. Different products have varying drying up periods depending on the type of product. Garage floor paints dry in 24 hours and needs 2-3 days before they can be used. However, the paints may take longer to completely cure.
The paints and coatings rarely peel, or flake provided the preparations and applications are done as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This type of paint is removed by blast cleaning or using a mechanical floor grinder. Reasons for painting a garage floor include
- For aesthetic purposes
- To cover flaws and cracks on the floor
- Durability against surface abrasion, impacts, and chemicals
- To make it easier to clean
- To increase the value of a property and attract a buyer
Below are details on garage preparation and painting process
This involves clearing out everything from the garage so that it remains empty for easier access when working. The first step is cleaning the garage space so that the painting can last longer. Dirt also prevents effective painting and needs to be removed by scrubbing aggressively and using detergents to remove grease.
Etching involves the use of citric acid to open the pores of a concrete surface. When a concrete surface is too smooth or too hard it does not easily accept the next treatment. Instructions are always provided on how to mix the etching and how to apply it. The next step after etching the floor and scrubbing it lightly is cleaning up and removing the etching residues. The floor should also be properly dried before the coating is applied.
Garage paint can be sprayed or applied using a brush or a roller. Mixing of paints should be done keenly to obtain excellent results. The paint may dry up after 24 hours or more. After which a topcoat mixed with an additive is applied to the surface. The function of the topcoat is to give the floor an even finished appearance.
Garage floors are painted to protect them and for better-looking space. Preparation and cleaning garage surfaces before painting is important and makes the paint last longer and have a smooth even finishing. It is therefore key to read instructions for a successful garage painting process.