Should You Paint Your Garage Floors?

Garage floors can be among the ugliest and more overlooked surfaces in your home. Abused by your car and its fluids, sullied by lawn equipment, and filled to the hilt with household detritus, for certain there is a load of opportunity for improvement. Should you clean things up and paint your garage floors on your path to turn it from an eyesore into a sight to behold?

There are many benefits to painting your garage floors:

  • Ditch the dust.
    Bare, unfinished concrete is a veritable dust factory, covering not only every item in your garage, but tracking into your home (especially if you have kids). Luckily, an easy and inexpensive way to put this problem under wraps is a simple coat of paint.
  • Keep up with cleaning.
    In addition to dust reduction both in and outside, the smooth surface of a painted garage floor accumulates much less dirt, requiring less frequent cleanings. When painted garage floors do require cleaning, you can do so with much less effort thanks to a smooth surface.
  • Protect against pollutants.
    Depending on which type of paint you select to paint your garage floor surfaces with, the adhesion of oil, chemicals, water, mold, mildew, and other staining materials can be prevented. Simply wipe-and-go with a sponge and a little detergent.
  • Personalize your space.
    There are multiple paints varieties suitable for your garage floor:
    • Latex acrylic paint
      Moderate floor protection at a miniscule price in a wide variety of colors, latex acrylics offer mold, mildew, and water resistance for easy cleaning, but may not stand up to tougher car fluids allowed to sit on the surface.
    • 1-Part epoxy
      For a few more dollars per gallon, adding 1-part epoxy to acrylics offers added durability, with the option of anti-skid additives or acrylic paint chips for color and texture. Mold and mildew resistant, water resistant, dustless, easy to clean, and more resistant to automotive fluids than latex acrylics, 1-part epoxy bonds well to concrete to resist chipping and withstand heavy traffic.
    • 2-Part epoxy
      Slightly pricier than 1-part epoxy, 2-part epoxy is still extremely affordable with a protective, extremely durable finish.
  • Lightens and brightens without raising your kilowatt hours.
    Unlike bare concrete which absorbs light, painted surfaces offer light reflection that brightens your garage without the installation of a single additional socket or bulb.
  • Costs less than a trip to visit the in-laws.
    Nothing offers greater value for such a minimal investment. Concrete and/or epoxy floor paints are inexpensive and labor minimal for your average, 2 car garage. (Provided you clean out the 15 year old baby gear and overlooked holiday decorations to find the floor.)
  • Looks amazing.
    Painting your garage floor really changes the look of your worn out garage, rejuvenating the space, and offering additional opportunity to extend you living space. (Game room, anyone?)

Ready for an extreme garage makeover? Stop hiding your garage floors under all that junk and get ready for the spotlight with properly prepped and perfectly painted garage floors. Contact ProTect Painters today.

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