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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.

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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.

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