How to Paint a Concrete Garage Floor: Video Instructions

How to Paint a Concrete Garage Floor: Video Instructions

We have prepared a series of short videos, posted on YouTube, that show each of the major steps involved in preparing the floor and in applying epoxy paint to it.

The videos feature Durall’s president, Harvey Chichester, a master with over 40 years of experience in applying coatings to surfaces of all types.

These videos are not set in a studio. They do not demonstrate how to paint an artificially pristine surface selected for showmanship. These instructions take you through the entire process of painting an existing two-car garage with all the normal wear and tear from 30 years of use. That is, Harvey shows you how to paint your garage floor.

Here are links to the 23 videos in the series.

Part   1: Floor Inspection
Identifying problems and needed materials

Part   2: How to Use a Rotary Scrubber
Tricks for getting the most out of equipment

Part   3: Degreasing the Floor
Bringing the pH of the floor up to remove fats/oils

Part   4: Scrubbing the Floor
What is important, and what is not

Part   5: Using a Razor Scraper
Removing tar, gum, and paint

Part   6: Vacuuming the Floor
How to speed through cleanup

Part   7: Acidic Cleaning
Preparing the floor for good adhesion

Part   8: First Scrub Rinse
Avoiding bubbles from gases in your coating

Part   9: Final Rinse
When you are done with prep work

Part 10: Filling Cracks
Each repair problem has its own solution

Part 11: How to Mix Epoxy Paint
Avoiding hardening problems with proper mixing

Part 12: Applying the First Coat of Paint
Avoiding roller marks by setting up a pattern

Part 13: Post-Painting Inspection
Finding errors and problems to be corrected

Part 14: Color Chip Selection
Choosing chip color mix, density, and sizes

Part 15: Post-Painting Grinding Smoothing repaired cracks and holes to blend

Part 16: Crack Touchup
Fixes for unforeseen problems and blemishes

Part 17: Using a Rotary Screen
Shaving off imperfections before the final coat

Part 18: Cleanup Before Final Coat
Keeping debris off the floor before applying final coat

Part 19: Paint and Color Chip Preparation
Distributing color chips into the final color coat

Part 20: Shark Grip
Skid resistance mixing and use

Part 21: Applying the Final Coat
Avoiding errors in the final coat

Part 22: Finishing the Paint Application Customer review of floor at the end of installation

Part 23: Final Review
Looking at the floor after the paint is dry

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