If you have some free time and a paint roller, you can paint your garage floor. However, many homeowners don’t think to paint the garage floor, preferring to leave the bare concrete in place instead. And if you’re not using your garage as a living or entertaining space, why wouldn’t you leave the bare concrete alone? It turns out that there are some good reasons to cover that concrete. Take a look at some of the top reasons why you should paint your garage floor.
Keep Your Garage Cleaner
Do you know what happens to concrete as it breaks down over time? It turns into dust. Every time you walk on it, park on it, or clean it, you’re helping the concrete in your floor break slowly down into tiny particles of dust. And that dust can easily become airborne with the movement of your car, your garage door, or even your feet moving across the floor.
If you’ve noticed a fine layer of dust across your car, tools, or other items you’re storing in the garage, this is why. However, if you cover the concrete with paint, you prevent the concrete dust from accumulating on the floor and becoming airborne. A coat of paint on the floor will help keep the whole garage and everything in it free from dust.
Protect Your Garage Floor
Even if you’re not picky about the color of the garage floor, you probably don’t want a floor that’s covered in various colored stains. But it’s hard to cleaning staining material off of concrete. Concrete is a very porous substance that easily absorbs liquids. Automotive oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and other liquids and chemicals can all easily sink in for good.
It’s much easier to clean stains off of paint, especially if you choose a stain-resistant epoxy for your garage floor. Then all you have to do is rinse the stain away. The paint will also help prevent moisture buildup that can lead to mold and mildew growth on your concrete floor.
Make Your Garage Floor Safer
If you have small children in the house, you’re always looking for a way to make things safer, and a garage floor is a prime spot for slips and falls. Even if you don’t have kids, pets and adults are susceptible to falling on concrete as well, especially on rainy or snowy days when you’re liable to track in dampness.
When you paint your garage floor, it’s simple enough to add some non-slip solution to the paint, giving your floor a texture that you’re less likely to skid on. This little addition can make your floor much safer, and may even prevent a serious injury.
Make Your Garage Brighter
Concrete absorbs light, but paint reflects it. That means that if you paint your garage, the reflection will increase the total amount of light in the room. If you frequently work in your garage, or if you’re just tired of having to hunt for hard-to-see items, this can help make your garage easier to navigate.
A painted floor is a simple and easy way of improving your garage. To find out more about garage renovations, get a free design consultation and estimate.