Top Tips for Painting Floors

December 19th, 2022

How to paint floors:

  1. Ask for specialist advice
  2. Clean and repair the surface
  3. Prepare for painting
  4. Take care around specialised products
  5. Apply in the right temperature
  6. Check the technical data sheets
  7. Try out the product on a small area first
  8. Make sure the paint system is left to fully cure 

When painting floors, it is important to ensure the job is done to the highest standard. With the correct coating and application, this can help keep flooring in tip top condition, which is hugely important for commercial spaces such as warehouses and factories. Here are some top tips to bear in mind when painting floors:

Know How

Seek advice from our specialist coatings team. Nick and Marco are on hand to provide product advice and support you every step of the way. They can create bespoke specifications and provide project support to ensure you achieve the perfect finish. Give them a call on 01323 576101.

Clean and Repair

Before you conduct any other prep such as repairs or giving the floor an abrasive key, make sure the entire surface is cleaned with the recommended cleaner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Carry out any necessary repairs to the floor before you prepare for painting.

Prepare for painting

The floor might need an abrasive key to ensure the coating bond with the surface. Once you have completed this step, ensure the floor is free of any dust or debris before painting.

Non-porous concrete 

If you are using Acid Etch, ensure you follow manufacturer’s instructions as this is a highly specialised product.


Minimum temperature application of paint systems is 10 degrees Celsius.

Technical data sheets 

Always refer to the product technical data sheet of paint products.


Trial the product using a test area before applying to the whole floor.


Make sure the paint system is left to fully cure before people start using the space.

Anti-Slip Flooring

There are several coatings that will allow you to make your floor more slip resistant.