Monday, September 19, 2011

painted floors

Have you ever considered painting your wood floors or linoleum? Maybe they're in less than perfect condition and you would like a cost effective way to spruce them up. I would suggest painting them!
It takes little time, more prep work than anything, and the finished result should have you smiling.
 First you need to decide on whether you want an all over color or a specific design.

Designs take a bit more time, but worth it. All over floor painting can go pretty quick.
Start with an enamel paint. Depending on the color you choose, you may need to apply more than one coat of paint. Allow the freshly painted floor to dry completely, usually 24 hours is recommended and then apply 3 to 4 coats of varnish. If you want a shiny floor like the picture above you will need to apply a high gloss varnish. If you prefer a more satin finish then you need to cover with a satin or matte varnish.
After you've applied the varnish, allow to dry for another 24 hours.
Place a fan on the completed floor to speed up the process.

Painting old wood floor white is one of my favorites.
If done correctly, they will last for many years to come.


1 comment:

  1. Wow--love the painted floors. I kind of wish my floors were in bad shape so I could do this:)



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