Over the years of parking, storing, and just enduring everyday life, your garage floor is probably all sorts of stained and dirtied. One easy way to refresh one of the main entrances to your home is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Painting your garage floor is the perfect way to keep the space clean, pristine, and beautiful.
There are several types of paint you can use to cover your cement floors. Each mix of materials provides different benefits, so it is important to know what you can choose.
- Latex acrylic
Latex acrylic is the cheapest option but has the most minimal amount of protection. These paints come in a wide variety of colors and are mildew, water, and mold resistant like all of the other options. However, more acidic solutions that may come from cars are not guaranteed to be withstood.
- 1-Part epoxy
These paints are more expensive, but in addition to being resistant to mold, water, and mildew, it can come with special chips for design and anti-slip qualities. 1-Part epoxy is much more resistant to car discharge and heavy traffic over the years.
- 2-Part epoxy
2-Part epoxy is even pricier than 1-Part but comes with even more durability.
Regardless of what paint you decide to go with, covering your cement is an affordable upgrade that is worth the investment. We recommend painting your cement floor for a number of reasons.
Keep the area clean
Using high-quality epoxy paint will make cleaning the area exponentially easier. Paint is less likely to stain and retain moisture, which is perfect for oil spills and other daily wear and tear. It will also completely transform the dirty concrete you have now with a fresh, brand new floor.
Cement is a porous material, which absorbs most liquids and dust, whereas epoxy is water- and dust-resistant. A quick mop and sweep will have your floor looking brand new for years after. Not to mention keeping your garage free from pollutants.
Bring in a little color and light
Garages often have little to no natural light which can make the space feel extra dark and drab. Painting your garage floor a nice white, beige, or light grey can bring in more light and even make the space look bigger. Practical and beautiful.
Protect your car and belongings
With less dust and mess, a paint-covered floor can actually protect your cars from excess dirt and grime – what a garage is supposed to do. You can also protect the mountain of boxes, tools, and just random stuff that we all store in the corner of our garages.
Not a costly investment with countless benefits
If you are on the fence about painting your garage, one tipping point may be the price. Painting your concrete garage floor is one of the cheaper home improvement projects you take on. This improvement provides easier cleaning, light enhancements without using more energy, and an overall more expensive look and feel. It doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking, and it can make its money back in just a year or two.
If you don’t know how to go about painting your cement garage floor, consider hiring professionals to take care of it for you. The Nevada Painting Company offers a variety of paint types and colors as well as exceptional care.