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Spice Up Concrete Floors With Painted Stripes

Use garage floor paint to give tired concrete floors a bold, fresh, tri-colored update.

Brian Patrick Flynn, Decor Demon
Colorful Globes Hang from Ceiling

Materials Needed:

  • 3 shades of garage floor paint
  • painter's tape
  • tape measure
  • bucket
  • warm, soapy water
  • sponge
  • level
  • chalk
  • pencil
  • notepad
  • broom
  • paint pan
  • pan liner
  • roller handle
  • roller cover
  • paintbrush

Clean Floor

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.

Measure Area

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.

Roll Paint on Concrete

Reposition Painter's Tape

Once dry, reposition painter's tape along inside edge of first accent stripe.

  • Remove Tape from Concrete
  • Use Painter's Tape to Make Concrete Stripes

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.

Striped Concrete Floors
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