How to Paint a Cement Floor?

For a garage, painting the cement floor brings an undeniable finishing touch and make the soil much more enjoyable to maintain.

For a garage, painting the cement floor brings an undeniable finishing touch and make the soil much more enjoyable to maintain. The application of a special paint (Astral, Dulux Valentine, Julian Syntilor, V33 …) stops the dust to get settle easily and makes the garage more beautiful than normal. Indeed floor painting is really a easy task and requires really less maintenance. It leaves surface washable unafraid of repeated passages of a car.

Step 1: Proper preparation

To ensure paint adhesion, the substrate must be as clean as possible and especially dry. Also, clean thoroughly with detergent. Once dry, it reveals grease spots as sometimes happens, wipe them one by one with thinner.

● Complete the preparation by applying a special shampoo or a mixture of the same nature (1 liter of hydrochloric acid in 10 liters of water). On new soil, acid removes the “milt” cement. On the former, it cleanses dirt thoroughly.

● If the paint is the floor value, it cannot serve as big leaf. Open cracks significant sharp chisel (chisel) then recap them with a repair mortar ready to spoil or cement added a resin grip (Sikalatex, for example).

● Smoothing the surface of the cement is not always perfect and sometimes found relief and small irregularities. These slight defects may disappear after a simple sanding (coarse abrasive discs). Again, a good vacuuming should be follow to remove dust.

Step 2: The painting

Before moving on to the coat, carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions. Usually, you add a little solvent (water or white spirit as the composition indicated on the pot) to dilute the paint needed for the first layer. Allow this mixture to a container and stir for two to three minutes to make the liquid homogeneous.

The application can be done with a flat brush or roller, semi-long haired. For a large area, it is preferable to mount your roller after a telescopic handle. Depending on the nature of painting, the time between two layers can vary, but in all cases, a minimum recommended temperature (15 ° C).

Step 3: Treat grease stains

To treat grease stains, dab with a cloth moistened with a solvent (acetone, for example) and rub. Wear gloves, a mask and ventilate the room well.

Step 4: Spread the neutralizing shampoo

Pour in water neutralizing shampoo, to limit acid splashes. Spread the mixture on the ground, by spills, and rub until no bubbling.

Step 5: Open cracks

Open cracks importunes the chisel of one cm. Follow the line of fracture of the tip of the chisel and then remove the slot with a wire brush.

Step 6: Recap

Vacuum dust and moisten the sponge slot. Back fill with a repair mortar or cement supplemented with resin hooking. Press the tool to penetrate.

Step 7: Smooth

Smooth full-length cracks resealed with your spatula or the back of a trowel “cat’s tongue”. Finish by smoothing again with a damp sponge, rinsing frequently.

Step 8: Level irregularities

When everything is dry, observe your soil to identify possible irregularities. Here, ancient traces of cement form a slight relief. Level off with an abrasive disk course.

Step 9: Paint

Start by painting the flat brush strip 10 cm wide at the periphery of the room. Continue to roll semi-long haired, progressing in small areas, in parallel bands.

Step 10: Allow to dry

Check the pot delay between two layers (3 to 48 hours depending on the brand). Allow 2 days before using the room and 3 or 4 days prior to circulate your car.

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