Concrete provides a very sturdy option for the property owners with their flooring. But, concrete needs to be coated with paint or other texture designs to make it look attractive and soothing to the eyes. For domestic users, it is mostly a requirement in their garage where acidic and greasy stains ruin the surfaces. You want to have a coating which not only makes it look dapper but also makes it easier to maintain.
Steps required for coating concrete:
It could be a DIY project for you, but it is advised to take suggestions from the experts or you can at least prepare yourself by reading the instructions manual for care. The following are the major steps to concrete coating with paint:
The surface needs to be cleaned first which you can do using a power washer or a scrapper. Sweep the entire area nicely and wash it with soapy water.
You can apply a concrete patch on the damaged area such as the gouges, cracks or the uneven surfaces. Let it dry completely so that it would not get damaged.
After the surface gets thoroughly dried, you must seal the surface to avoid moisture to penetrate and also for having better resistance to stains, weather, abrasives, and water.
Then, it is the time to apply some primer to the surface which will ensure strapping adhesion of the coating applied.
Let the primer dry and then apply about 2 – 3 coats of the paint suitable for concrete surfaces using a roller or a paint brush. There should be sufficient time given for drying the paint in between the coats.
24 hours should be given after the last coat and then you can use the surface by moving in the necessary items.