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Painting Your Garage Floor
Even after many years of offering the epoxy garage floor covering service, we still call it magic. Because it’s impossible not to be amazed at the before and after difference, every time a floor painting project is finished.
Your humble garage floor...
And when you see what a couple of coats of epoxy paint and sealer can do to any ordinary (or even ugly) garage floor, you too will agree that it’s quite a magical transformation! Circle the date on your calendar moment – for you, and your garage floor!
Why Paint A Garage Floor
When garage floors are neglected and left untreated, the porous surface of concrete absorbs oil, dirt, water, grease and other contaminants, and looks chronically dirty, no matter how much you sweep, wash or powerwash it.
An epoxy garage floor covering will protect the concrete from automotive fluids and resist salt, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, grease and most other household stains.
Garage floor epoxy coatings will create a durable, attractive, easy to clean finish and turn any ordinary garage into a show place.
The Details to Successful Garage Floor Painting
Before painting a concrete floor, it must be thoroughly cleaned and power washed with special cleaners and acids. This step is important because some contaminants may repel the paint and not let it bond with the concrete properly.
The floor must be allowed to become completely dry before proceeding with the paint – at least 24 hours in dry weather. It’s a crucial condition for paint adherence (moisture is paint’s worst enemy).
Next, 2 coats of the base coat are applied with a roller and brush, with 8 hours in between the coats (so usually one coat per day). If rushed, the paint may never dry properly and remain tacky.
The most popular colors for garage floors among homeowners are tan and gray, but more exotic options like red, blue or green are also available. Some people prefer this solid color look, while others choose to sprinkle the floor with decorative flakes for a granite or terrazo effect.
The job is completed by applying 2 coats of clear epoxy floor sealer to seal in the flakes, add durability to the finish, and give the floor that deep luster look of stone.
After this final sealer step, the coating must be allowed to cure for about 2 weeks before putting the car inside, otherwise you risk stripping off the paint or marring the finish.
What type of garage do you want?
The experts at Procoat Painting San Diego will paint your garage floor right… it’s what we do. It will look like a new floor, ready for whatever you want to roll in, store, work on, or just hang out with the guys a man cave at its best, a garage.
Simple solid color grays, to exotic granites and floor sprinkles to add sparkle and flair. Bright colors to exactly match your garage queen, while she’s waiting for her next special day in the sun. We’ve got you covered!
Procoat Painting Is Here For You!
At Procoat Painting we strive to be the very best painters for your job, and our customers love us because we put our customers first… and it shows!
If you are ready to work with the best painting company in San Diego and one of the best painters in San Diego, California, give us a call to set up a free estimate and painting consultation. 619-404-2620. You can also use our Contact Form to get in touch.
When you take the time to prepare the environment for painting as opposed to just jumping right in, you also have a chance to “clear the slate,” so to speak. You’re working with a totally blank canvas and you can see all of a room, wall, holes, cracks, imperfections, and all.
This is the absolute perfect time to take care of all these imperfections and finally fix those small issues that may have been bugging you for quite some time leaving you with a quality painting project.