Without a doubt, the most popular way to cover concrete is painting concrete. Concrete is the most used building material in the world today, but let’s face it, concrete is gray, and lifeless. There are innumerable types of buildings that have some form of a concrete surface. These floors are in need of some type of concrete floor covering.
Like all types of concrete work, painting concrete has a few steps that need to be completed before starting to paint.
• First, the area being painted has to be well swept and debris taken before starting. Proper surface preparation is one of the most important steps in painting floors.
• Clean the concrete of any spills or stains. This can be done with our heavy-duty concrete stain remover. This is also a very important step. If left untreated, the stains will prevent the paint from properly adhering to the concrete.
• Make sure the concrete is dry and adhesive free. This will ensure a uniform color or finish across the whole surface being painted.
• Etch the concrete with an acid etcher. Once applied it can make the concrete surface able to take a coat of paint much better. It does this by roughening the concrete. Rinse after etching.
You are now ready to paint. Make sure you have the right products for the type of surface you have. There are thousands of varieties of colors and tones, so take your time. Be sure to mix the products well before application.
With the endless choices of colors, and tools, painting can be done easily and well, and extremely inexpensively all without the help of a professional.
Even though there is a fair amount of prep work required to paint concrete, the results can be transformational. You can rid your house or building of that dull lifeless concrete surface and have a beautiful, low maintenance, stunning floor that will be the focal point in any room.