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Dreaming of an aesthetic pleasing yet fully functional workshop or garage? Look no further! In this blog post, I'll take you through the step-by-step process of transforming your concrete workshop or garage floors into something fun!

Before diving into the makeover process, I knew that the key was going to be in the prep! Since my concrete is only a year old and hasn’t been overly abused yet, it was a fairly simple process.

Floor before and after

Here's how I did it:

Step One: Clean and Prep the Floors

The first step in any makeover project is to ensure a clean canvas. I cleaned the concrete surface, removing any dust or debris that could interfere with the paint's adhesion. I highly recommend investing in etching the concrete prior to paint.

Step Two: Trim Out the Space

To give the space a clean look, I trimmed out the edges, taping off the walls, ensuring clean lines and seamless transitions between the floor and walls.

Step Three: Paint on Your First Coat

With the surface prepped and ready, it was time to apply the first coat of paint. The immediate transformation was incredibly satisfying, even before adding any decorative elements.

Step Four: Apply Your Second Coat

After allowing the first coat to dry properly, I applied a second coat of paint to achieve a more uniform and durable finish.

Step Five: Let it Cure

Patience is key during this step. I resisted the temptation to rush and allowed ample time for the paint to cure fully. Premature taping could damage the first coat, undoing all your hard work.

Step Six: Tape Your Pattern

With the base coats dried and cured, it was time for the fun part. I carefully taped the desired pattern (stripes for me!), ensuring precision and accuracy in every detail.

Step Seven: Apply Two Coats of Your Secondary Pattern

Using a different color, I applied two coats of paint within the taped-off areas, creating contrast and visual interest. My base paint is SW Pure White and my secondary color is SW Repose Gray.

Step Eight: Remove Tape Before Fully Cured

To avoid any mishaps, I removed the tape before the paint was fully cured. This ensured clean lines without risking peeling or smudging.

Step Nine: Apply a Peel Stop Clear Coat

To protect my new dreamy floors and enhance its longevity, I applied a peel stop clear coat. This final touch not only sealed the paint but also added a subtle sheen, elevating the overall aesthetic.

Step back and Appreciate Your Finished Product!

Finished Stripe Floors

After some planning and hard work, the moment of truth had arrived. The once boring concrete floor had been transformed into a focal point, breathing new life into the entire space. These floors bring me so much joy!

With the right tools, techniques, and a touch of creativity, anyone can turn their concrete floors into a masterpiece. So why wait? Roll up your sleeves and add some fun to your garage, workshop, barn or play area!

Products I used

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See the process in action here and grab my favorite products to tackle this project here!

Comment below if you’re going to tackle this easy DIY & don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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