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Sunday

Yes!! You Can Paint The Garage Floor #DIY

Last year I painted my back cement porch.  It turned out very well and even held up through our cold Pennsylvania winter.  I only had to touch it up in a couple of places this year.  I expected to have to do the whole thing over again.

I used a cheaper paint on the sidewalk and it didn't hold up so well.  Now, I need to redo it because it looks really bad.

This year, I decided to do our garage floor.  The salt dripping off the cars in the winter eats right through the cement.   

I decided to use an epoxy paint for the garage since hot tires will pick the latex paint right off the floor.

I do know the salt off our vehicles will probably eat through the paint just like it does the cement, but that is okay because I will just touch it up as needed.


Even though it didn't turn out as nice as I wanted it to, it still looks much fresher and cleaner than before.

In the before photo, you see a rug going down the center of the garage.  That is because the floor is so slippery.  

You can add sand to the paint to make it less slippery, but then it is harder to sweep and clean the floor.







My Hubs says it looks 90% better.  Lets just hope it lasts awhile.   I will let you know on that.


So far, that is what I have done to my garage.  Now I need to work on a good storage solution!!

55 comments:

  1. It does look great! Travis is supposed to go over and paint someone's garage. They keep saying, "We need a few weeks to get everything out of it."

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  2. Wow, that is much better. Much cleaner look indeed, ocd likes that

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  3. I never knew you could paint the garage floor before. I think yours came out awesome. You must be so happy with it :-)

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  4. Wow, I am impressed. First I am impressed because you can see your garage floor. I've never seen mine! Second I love the beauty of it.

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    1. LOL, you can barely see mine either. It's covered in scraps, junk, twigs and dead bugs LOL.

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  5. I can't believe how much better that looks and that you could do it yourself! I definitely need to do this!

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  6. That really does look better in the 'after' picture! I'd love to have done that in my old house.

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  7. I think it looks much better!

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  8. I think this looks great!! I still need to find our floor in the garage. There's still a ton of junk in there that needs to be sorted through (and donated.)

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  9. We have been wanting to do this for a long time. Maybe this fall if we can declutter!

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  10. Wow!!! The after photos are just amazing, such a great job, thanks :D

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  11. We really need to do this to our garage floor. It is a disaster. It literally looks 5 million years old.

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  12. Wow, that looks really great! We're looking into staining the front porch and the back deck. No garage for us though.

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  13. That turned out amazing! I would love to do this, I would just need to find the floor first :)

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  14. I really like that final look! A bit deconstructive and just like the lounge clubs in South Beach!

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  15. It looks awesome. The after photo is incredible! And it's so clean! I didn't know you could paint a garage floor.

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  16. Well that's something I never knew we could do! Looks so much better after - obviously!

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  17. I WISH I had a garage! I did know you could paint them though :) It does look so much nicer with a painted floor.

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  18. It looks really good. I would say 99% better! We need to do something to our garage floor. I think first we have to sand it down a bit because it sustained some damage from a major earthquake back in the 90s.

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  19. Yes you can paint your garage floors. I've done it a few times already. Love how yours looks. So clean and perfect!

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  20. Wow this looks great! I never thought about doing this to my floor but it sure could use it!

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  21. What a difference! It looks wonderful. I don't have a garage but if I did this would be a great project. They can get pretty Grimey and worn out quickly! Great job! - jeanine

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  22. Wow the before and after pictures are surprising! I can't believe how different it looks now wow great job.

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  23. Our garage floor is painted and I LOVE it. It makes it so much easier to clean.

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  24. Wow, what a difference paint makes. I love how it stands out now.

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  25. What a fantastic transformation! Eventually, Jason wants to do this to our garage, but I am making him finish more pressing diy home repairs first lol.

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  26. That looks absolutely awesome! It makes the garage so much brighter!

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  27. Omg that garage floor looks pretty fabulous!! I have been on hubby's case about paint ours! It needs it so bad!

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  28. This looks really good. I think I need to do this in my garage, it really changes the look, what an improvement.

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  29. This is so cool! I did not know you could paint your garage floor! And your looks amazing!

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  30. That looks awesome. You did a good job. Now I know I can do this to my garage floor.

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  31. Thank you for sharing the sand tip on paint. While it's important to make our homes look nicer, safety should always be a top concern. You did a great job here.

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  32. Wow what a huge difference! My husband coating our garage floor with an epoxy - definitely an improvement!

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  33. Wow, what a transformation. I should do this to our garage floor to make it look fresher, thanks for the idea.

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  34. What an amazing result. I will have to do this in my garage. It really makes the room look so much cleaner.

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  35. A simple coat of paint can really freshen things up. That is a great transformation. Now I feel like I want to paint the porch. :)

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  36. Wow how pretty! What a great transformation. I don't actually currently have a garage floor, but this is a great tip I will try to remember if I ever do get one!

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  37. This looks super nice. I might have to do this to our garage floor.

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  38. I am so impressed! I had no idea you could do that. It looks so much brighter and cleaner!

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  39. Wow! That looks really nice! You did an awesome job. I love how it looks.

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  40. This is a great thing to do. I have been thinking about painting mine

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  41. I would have never thought of anything like this, but the results turned out beautifully! I'll definitely have to try something like this sometime.

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  42. The floor looks great! Here's to hoping it lasts a good long time!

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  43. Looks great. You have done it very well. I never thought about painting garage floor on my own. This seems to be so easy and gives a better look as well. Will give a try!

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  44. WOW! What a difference that made for your garage floor! It looks great! I never really thought about painting a garage floor to make it look better. Good job!

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  45. Whoa! The floor before and after is really dramatic! I don't have a garage, but I will tuck this away for future reference.

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  46. It seriously looks like a completely new place. Great job! I am really impressed.

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  47. Oh wow, I never thought that you could paint a garage floor. You can really tell the difference in your before and after pics. I know that my parent's garage floor could use paint to make it look better.

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  48. Wow, that's a really neat way to make the garage look better! I might try that in my own home.

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  49. Looks great, we've painted the walls in our garage but not the floor. My Babe works on the cars and the motorcycles in our garage a lot. He might ruin it. It looks great though.

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  50. I think it turned out pretty good. Definitely looks much better than before anyway.

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  51. It's been a while since I stopped by. Nice job on the floor. that must have been a big project.

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  52. Travis is getting paid to paint someone's garage here coming up. He has all these odd jobs.

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  53. WOW.... That really sparks up the garage. Great job. I have to get some paint for a small portion of the garage that is left under some shelves. I hope it turns out as well as yours.

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  54. I hear you. I am wanting to suit out my garage and make it gorgeous - or at least cleaner. LOL. I could use this stuff on the floor for sure.

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