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

To paint a concrete floor, clean the floor, and apply two coats of primer. Apply at least two coats of paint, and seal the paint with masonry sealer. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Some professional painting tips are to cover floors, cabinets and counters using tape and paper or plastic sheeting, and complete any wall repairs before starting to paint. Another tip is to cut in the edges with a brush... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To stain a concrete floor, first clean it well, and then apply a concrete etching solution to open pores to hold the stain. Let the solution sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing the floor. Mop the etching solution up with... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

One common use of epoxy paint is to finish concrete floors. Applying it in a garage makes cleaning oil drips from a vehicle easier. Epoxy paints come in a wide variety of colors and are long lasting. Other uses include s... More »