I always thought I’d have more luxurious flooring in our laundry room & mudroom, but having kids gives you a sense of practicality you’d never imagine. I started looking at painted concrete in a new light, thinking of it in an East Coast cottage. Suddenly, it opened my eyes to something far more beautiful than the garage I had originally envisioned. We absolutely loved the painted concrete floor in our mudroom. It was pristine & worry free. Unlike that wood table we’re still overwhelmed with. 3 years later, I’m sharing the details how to paint a concrete floor to create your own fuss free zone.
- Start by removing any existing flooring. In our case, carpet, which meant we had tack strips to remove. Remove any adhesive if there is any from existing vinyl.
- Thoroughly clean the floor, wiping down baseboards & corners.
- Starting at the far corner of the room, paint the edges with a brush & main area with a roller, just as you would a wall. Work your way out of the room & allow to dry 24 hours.
We used Glidden Porch & Floor Polyurethane Oil Gloss in Steel Grey. Paints that are labeled for interior & exterior use tend to be more durable.
The before…in case you were wondering!
What do you think? Do you have a concrete space that could benefit from porch paint?