How to Choose the Best Concrete Paint

Bring a fresh look to your home and garage with patio and concrete paint

Best Paint for Concrete Floors

When giving your home a painting refresh, don’t forget about the floors that may also need some TLC. Take a good look at your porch and concrete walkways, as well as the floor of your garage and basement. If these surfaces are looking unkempt, consider giving them a makeover. This guide will walk you through the differences between concrete porch paint, concrete and deck restorer, and garage floor paint.


Concrete Patio and Porch Paint


If your concrete patio and walkways are looking rough, apply an acrylic latex floor and porch paint. 

Low-luster acrylic latex is resistant to UV rays, scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling, making it an excellent choice for hiding imperfections and providing durable and efficient patio coverage.

A quality concrete porch paint will feature an enamel finish that provides a stylish look. It should also resist mold and mildew growth to help maintain a pristine appearance.

Application and Care

  • For painting concrete patios, 1 gallon of acrylic latex porch paint will cover up to 400 square feet.
  • When your patio or porch needs a good cleaning, just use warm soapy water. Give the surface a good scrubbing and let air dry.


Concrete and Deck Restorer


If your wood deck and concrete floors or patios are developing cracks and looking tattered, concrete and deck restorers will revitalize these surfaces, making them look new again.

Deck and concrete restorers are up to 10 times thicker than paint or stain, and fill cracks up to ¼-inch thick.

Restorers are ideal for old wood, brushed concrete and synthetic decking that has been previously coated. They also provide excellent slip resistance and are durable, with each new application lasting up to 12 years. They offer lasting protection against moisture build-up. Make sure you choose the correct type for the surface you want to refresh as concrete restorers will not work on decks and deck restorers will not work on concrete.

Application and Care

  • 1 gallon of restorer covers up to 100 square feet.
  • Choose from a wide variety of colors to perfectly match your existing shade.
  • To ensure good results, two coats are recommended.


Garage Paint


For garages and floors that encounter tires, vehicles and outdoor power equipment, choose a high-performance, epoxy-based garage floor paint that resists hot tire pick-up and marring.

The finishes of these floor paints are highly resistant to chemicals, oil, and gasoline, which reduces the need for maintenance of hard-to-clean floors. The durable satin finish resists scuffing, fading, cracking, peeling and blistering, making it ideal for garage floors, driveways, basements, porches and shed foundations.

Application and Care

  • 1 gallon of garage and floor paint covers 300 to 500 square feet.
  • Consider 2 coats if surfaces encounter many tires.
  • Clean with heavy-duty soap when surface starts looking worn.
  • Let soap sit on the surface for 20 to 30 minutes, then hose off.
  • Allow to air dry before parking vehicles or outdoor power equipment.