How to paint concrete floors in detailed steps
learn how to paint a concrete floor step by steps and receive the expert tips on how to choose a concrete floor paint type which is suitable for painting your floor
Painting concrete floor is a great way to make it look good. Putting fresh paint on an old concrete floor can cover more stains. If you plan to get a painted concrete floor, you must remember that concrete is naturally porous. See step by step how to paint a concrete floor.
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If you have previously painted your concrete floor, you will need to remove the existing paint. This can be done using a scraper. It is important to remove all the old paint, so that the new paint to be allowed to settle on the floor.
2 – Concrete Patch
If the concrete floor has dents or cracks, then you should apply a specific concrete patch for these places. Concrete patch can be found at any hardware store or home.
3 – Clean Floor
Use Tri-sodium chloride and warm water and a brush to clean any greasy stains on the floor. They may cause problems with the concrete floor paint adhesion, so that it is extremely important to remove free oil. Allow the floor to dry completely before proceeding. The time required for this, will depend on the climate, but from 24 to 36 hours on average.
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Once you have removed the old concrete floor paint and cleaned it, make sure you align the area with tape. It is important to match the floor tape, make sure that it does not mark on the walls or floor.