Spice Up Concrete Floors With Painted Stripes
- 3 shades of garage floor paint
- painter's tape
- tape measure
- warm, soapy water
- paint pan
- pan liner
- roller handle
- roller cover
Use broom to clear all debris and dust from concrete floor. Fill a bucket with warm, soapy water. Sponge off entire concrete floor. Allow time to dry.
Using a tape measure, determine length and width of concrete floor. Jot dimensions down on notepad with pencil.
Paint Base Color
Pour base-color paint into pan liner. Dip roller into paint, then apply two coats to concrete floor. Allow at least 3 hours to dry before walking on concrete. Tip: Concrete spaces with abundant exposure to sun may dry in less than 1 hour.
Tape Off Stripes
Referring to dimensions on notepad, determine proper width of stripes. Using tape measure, mark stripe positions on concrete with chalk and level. Press tape down securely.
Paint First Accent Color
Pour first accent color into pan liner. Dip roller into paint, then apply two coats of first accent color to concrete floor. Allow time to dry.
Reposition Painter's Tape
Once dry, reposition painter's tape along inside edge of first accent stripe.
Paint Second Accent Color
Pour second accent color into pan liner. Dip roller into paint, then apply two coats of second accent color to concrete floor. Allow at least 24 hours for all stripes to dry before walking on floor.