Epoxy paint is the most commonly used type of garage floor finish. Due to the harmful fumes this paint produces you will have to ensure enough ventilation when applying it. Wearing protective eyewear and gloves is also very important. When applying the epoxy paint using a roller some of it may get onto your hands or even into your eyes which can cause serious injuries.
Before applying the epoxy paint you will have to prepare the floor so the paint will stick to the concrete. Both the air and floor will have to be the right temperature (between 60 to 80 degrees). This is necessary to make the material spread on the garage floor. You will also need to clean and sweep the floor. First, sweep off all the dirt, then use a garden hose to remove all remaining bits of dust and dirt.
When cleaning the garage floor you should use a good diluted bleach or commercial cleaner for concrete floors. This is will be necessary if you want to get rid of all stains on the floor. When using these powerful chemicals you will also have to wear protective clothing to prevent skin contact. You will have to spray all stains on the floor and then scrub them off using a strong brush. After the floor has dried be sure to inspect it for cracks and chips. You will need to fill these up using an epoxy substance and smooth them up. Be sure to follow the instructions provided with the epoxy substance, its easy to get this wrong.