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

Today we’re going to show you our painted concrete floors and how to paint a garage floor!

Painted Garage Floors
 I’ve had so many friends and neighbors stop by and compliment our painted concrete floors 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 concrete floors in a classic, beautiful Greek key pattern. Let’s get started!

Painted Concrete Floors Materials

DIY Painted Concrete Floors Materials:

  • Power Washer
  • Broom
  • ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape – 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
  • Concrete floor paint
  • Lint-free paint roller
  • Paint Roller extension pole

Concrete Floor Paint Tutorial Instructions:

Concrete Floor Paint Prep Work

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.

Concrete Floor Paint Tape Design

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.

Concrete Floor Paint Taped Design

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.

Concrete Floor Paint Pro Tips

PRO TIP:

Use 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.

First coat of concrete floor paint

Step 3:

Pour your concrete floor 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 concrete floor paint directly on the concrete and spread it around and worked our way out. concrete floor paint tape removal

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.

Concrete floor paint design

Step 5:  

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

Concrete floor paint designs

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

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

Concrete Floor Paint Designs after

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!

Organized Garage with concrete floor paint

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!

Painted Concrete Floor Garage

Concrete Floor Paint Design in garage

Workout equipment in garage

home gym in garage Concrete Floor Paint Greek Key design

Cement Floor Paint Design

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.Painted Concrete Floors Painted Concrete Floors

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

cute door and painted concrete floors

 DIY Garage Makeover and Painted Concrete Floors
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10 Comments

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

    Wish my garage floor looked like that! Beautiful!

  • Reply
    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?

    • Reply
      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

  • Reply
    Tai
    September 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    What garage floor paint did you use?

  • Reply
    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 🙂

  • Reply
    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 🙂

  • Reply
    McKenzie
    April 18, 2017 at 11:56 am

    WOW! Thank you for sharing this how-to. It looks really great.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    April 10, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Where is the valley of the sun print from?

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