what is a good treatment for cement garage floor?

No cars, just a workshop with all the big tools and work benches. How to clean,then treatment the cement..... The walls are a high gloss white.

We have an epoxy finish on the flooring of our garage. It's really durable and withstands the elements well (we live in Alaska).
Start by cleaning all the tables and tools that can be moved out of the garage and into storage or at least under a tarp. Then break out the baking soda and water and scrub it like crazy. Rinse, then spread some degreaser, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. Squeegee it semi-dry, then let it air dry 'till it's completely dry. The floor should be clean enough to put a piece of duct tape on it and pull off an almost clean strip. Then follow the instructions on the epoxy coating. Make sure no one touches the floor when it is drying. If possible, wear crampons on your feet to minimize surface area. Once cured, move all your stuff back in and enjoy the best floor you'll ever tinker on.
Is the floor dusty ? If it is, seal it with a coat of diluted PVA adhesive, or apply a concrete floor paint, or, if you can afford it, one of the expoxy based floor coatings.
quilter2 (author)  steveastrouk8 years ago
Thanks. Yes, dusty and will be scrubbed really clean. No oil or materials like that. Not sure what a diluted PVA adhesive is... I think I know the epoxy one...then you can throw these plastic looking sprinkles on it? If so, will it really stay? I don't want "trails" after using a short while. Also, the garage's main function will be as a workshop. To find small dropped items , sweeping and etc. Any trouble with that? Lastly, a color. I was thinking a light gray (?) to keep all the area bright and reflect as much light as possible. Respectfully, quilter2