When your garage floor looks scuffed, worn, or stained with oil and grease, it might be time to give it a fresh coat of paint or epoxy. It can cost as low as $300 or as high as $3000 to get the job done, based on whether you take a swing at a DIY or hire a professional.
If you do it yourself, we recommend you use a two-part epoxy kit according to the square footage for paint for your garage floor. For example, it should cost $250 to $300 for a 900-square-foot garage. A professional will likely estimate about $2000 for painting that same garage floor.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$1.81||$3.57|
|Range for this type of project:||$544||$1,071|
Floor Painting Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 2-part epoxy coating for concrete surfaces with a semi-gloss finish. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups.
Floor Painting Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surface will be prepared by scraping, filling, leveling. and applying spot prime as needed (up to 2 hours and 4 defects per 100 SF). Two coats of paint will be applied via roll or brush. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Floor Painting Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including masking tape and paper, materials for surface repair and preparation, primers, and cleanup supplies.
|cost to paint a garage floor|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$0.78|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$794.53|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$535.69 - $1,053.38|
Garage floor painting immediately refreshes the appearance of your garage while also improving the value of your home. It protects your garage floor from new oil spills and coolant leaks, making them easier to clean and longer-lasting so you don’t have to worry about doing it again. Paint for your garage floor usually lasts 15 to 20 years.
Painting your garage floor adds value to your home not only by appearance; it also improves the quality of the floor, making it more durable against erosion. Sometimes oil stains leak into concrete pores, making everything gunky and sticky. Some paints also resist chemical breakdowns, mold, and water. A fresh coat of paint or epoxy will solve the problem of a perpetually dirty surface while maintaining the floor's integrity.
Garage floor painting and coating gives a great finished look to a well-used garage. While the paint is opaque and a great way to change the look, you can add a coating over existing concrete to produce a smoother, durable finish. It costs a lot to paint a garage floor, so some people like these alternative options.
Another option is to lay down garage floor coverings – removable mats or tiles that cover your existing oil stains and other markings. It costs far less to purchase these than the cost to paint a garage floor. These durable coverings are useful to prevent further staining on your garage floor while also preventing cracks upon impact in the event tools fall from the workbench.
Floor coverings are a quick fix for a few spots, but if your entire garage floor is covered in spills and stains, giving the whole floor an overhaul is the best way to go.
You’ll have a broad selection of paints and coatings for garage floors once you get to the hardware store. Depending on your choice of paint and the size of your garage floor, expect to spend from $150 to $1000 on paint.
Here are some of the top options for painting your garage floor.
You may want to hire a contractor if you aren’t comfortable working with epoxy or don’t have the time to set aside for an uphill task. It costs anywhere from $25 to $100 an hour to hire someone to do the job.
A professional is insured, so you’ll know they’ll get the job done according to your contract, and the job will last longer too. As a professional, they’ll have great attention to detail, so the floor will look even without paint getting on your walls or in any other undesired locations. They’ll also know how many coats are needed to get your desired results.
Doing this project yourself does cost substantially less and takes between five and fifteen hours, depending on your skill, the size of the garage floor, and how many coats you are putting down.
Here are the steps to take if you are painting the garage floor yourself:
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