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Prescott View Home Reno: How to paint a Garage Floor and Garage Makeover Reveal

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Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by today! We’re sooooo excited to share the rest of the garage makeover with you today! I’m going to start by saying that I am in LOVE with how it turned out. I’ve had so many friends and neighbors stop by and compliment it and want to peek inside. It’s so clean and functional and it just makes me so proud of our hard work. Today we’re sharing a tutorial on painting the floor in a classic, beautiful Greek key pattern. Let’s get started!

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Materials Needed:

Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal.

  • Carpenter’s square
  • Carpenter’s knife
  • Putty knife or 5-in-1 tool
  • Garage floor paint
  • Lint-free paint roller
  • Paint Roller extension pole

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Step 1: First, clean and prepare your floor. Make sure your door is clear of any old paint, grease, oils, dust, lint, dirt, wax etc.  Use a power washer to remove any and all debris from the cement and allow to dry for 24-48 hours before painting. Once the cement is dry, sweep the garage floor several times to remove all dust.

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Step 2: Once your surface is completely clean and dry, apply ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape in your desired pattern. We did a traditional Greek Key pattern.

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To create this pattern you will want to create 4 squares on the perimeter of the room. You can trace them if you want. The biggest tip is to make sure your boxes are square and parallel to the other boxes on each corner. From there you’ll create an elbow going each direction off of the inner corner of each square. Last, connect the elbows to create the overall shape. Tracing with a pencil and a straight edge is very helpful for this part.

photo-5-use-5-in-1-tool-to-press-and-seal-the-edgesUse a putty knife or 5-in-1 tool to smooth and add pressure to the tape to ensure a tight seal for the paint. Make sure your edges are completely sealed.

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Step 3: Pour your paint at the front wall of your garage and paint your way out of the garage door. This ensures you don’t get stuck inside wet paint. Using your paint rollers, start painting in thin coats allowing 1-4 hours between coats depending on your climate and dry time. See paint can instructions for recoating times for your specific paint.  The paint roller extension pole is extremely helpful in this project. Work your way from the inside wall out of the garage door. We poured the paint directly on the concrete and spread it around and worked our way out. photo-7-remove-tape-at-45-degree-angle

Step 4: Carefully remove the ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape at a 45-degree angle while paint is still tacky. Remove it slowly and make sure you pull it back on itself. Garage floor paint is quite thick so move slowly when removing the tape.

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Step 5:  Allow to dry according to paint can directions. Use a clear sealer, if desired.

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Since we painted the floor white, we will eventually apply a clear epoxy made for garage floors.

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I put all of our supplies and storage bins back into the garage and added a little decor to make it feel more homey!

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Our home gym is one of my favorite parts about it. I love that I can fit SO much storage, the gym area and still park my car in there! Yay!

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The organized paint, peg board and tools makes me so happy and makes things so much simpler when we are working on other projects. I can literally say that I know where every single thing is and belongs in this garage. Huge!

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See that door at the top? That’s my new office, right inside our 3rd car section of the garage. I love that it’s disconnected from the house but I don’t have to go outside to my office to work. It’s been really helpful as a work-at-home mom to have this space! I can’t wait to show you that makeover! We still have a ways to go in there.photo-14-after-7 photo-15-after-8

I hope you’ve enjoyed the garage makeover and we are so happy that you stopped by! Be sure to check out the rest of our projects in the new house.

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We are excited to be 3M-sponsored bloggers. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by us.
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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Vel
    September 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Wish my garage floor looked like that! Beautiful!

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    Lowgs
    September 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    This might be silly, but how did you walk on the floor to remove the tape if the paint was still tacky?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      September 23, 2016 at 8:34 am

      To remove the tape we started at the corner closest to us and peeled it off slowly. Then we walked carefully on the now exposed concrete to peel off the rest of the tape! Hope that helps let me know if you have any further questions! xoxo

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    Tai
    September 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    What garage floor paint did you use?

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    Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy
    November 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    The first thing I thought when I saw this is OH My it looks like an area rug! What?!? That’s crazy beautiful! Great job! I can see why the neighbours would be stopping by so a little look 🙂

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    Laila Marxen
    November 20, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Hi
    I noticed the beautiful brass (?) chair – is it vintage or new? I am hoping to find one similar 🙂

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