Looking for a nice summer project for your Stephenville garage that will not only make it more fun to drive into, but also potentially boost your home’s value? An old, cracked and oil-stained garage floor can look nasty and like it needs to be teared up, but with just a bit of handiwork, you can have the place feeling brand-spanking new over the course of a weekend. Follow these steps and you should be on your way!
1. Ventilate the area and always wear a mask. Garages typically don’t have big windows, so it’s important to keep the garage door open and not breathe in harmful fumes from paints and other necessary chemicals.
2. Clean the floor like it was a precious object. This includes first sweeping out all dust, and then hosing down the floor. After this, put on protective goggles along with your mask and get rid of any stains with a bleach-and-water solution. Once you’ve stubbed out all the scum, hit the floor again with a pressure washer, which can be rented on the cheap.
3. Apply concrete/mortar-repair compound to small cracks and concrete compound to large cracks. Do this when the area is fully dry.
4. Think about etching your surface. This is needed for concrete that isn’t absorbent, which you can see when it takes a long time for water to dry up. in this scenario, a concrete etcher solution bought from your local home goods store can do the trick.
5. Hit your floor with a coat of primer. This is necessary if you really want your paint to stick without chipping and peeling. Once primed, let the floor dry for at least 8 hours.
6. Paint away! Hit your floor with a paint roller covered in your desired color of paint. Sometimes a second coat is needed. If so, wait 24 hours. Also, wait an additional 24 hours to drive into your Erath County garage after applying your last coat of paint.
If you have any questions about selling your Erath County home or would like to hear more about Erath County real estate, please contact us. We would love to add you to our list of satisfied clients.