Thoroughly clean and smooth a concrete floor before applying paint. Make sure no water is seeping into the concrete, and use appropriate painting materials. Begin by sweeping the concrete floor, then sponging or mopping ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Design ideas for painting concrete include painting the walls white to create a modern-looking room or using stains or dyes to create a patterned floor. Although decorating a concrete floor is referred to as painting, th... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Sponge painting a concrete floor involves several steps, including rolling the background color, applying the pattern with sponges and topping off the pattern with a sealant. The resulting effect has the potential to loo... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance
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