A how-to paint wood floors tutorial.
Life is like blank canvas. It’s up to you how you want to paint it.
If you have ever wanted to paint your wood floors, we have an amazing tutorial for you today in our Salvage Sister & Mister Feature Me Series!!
Painting can be an inexpensive way to change up your flooring cause let’s face it…..flooring is expensive!
AND If you are in the Raleigh, NC area, you may want to think about having her paint a piece for you or buy a piece she has already done!
PAINTED WOOD FLOORS TUTORIAL
So, I Googled several ways of doing this & asked some friends that had painted theirs. I pulled bits & pieces from my research & decided on my own combo of products. The key to this is adhesion & durability because well, to state the obvious, floors take a beating.
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1️⃣Porch & Patio Paint by Behr paint (it can be color-matched, I chose White Dove by Benjamin Moore)
2️⃣Paint rollers – I used a 3/8″ nap by Work Choice (package stated it is good for all paints & stains)
3️⃣10″ Floor Applicator by Rubberset, 3/4″ nap, 100% lambskin
4️⃣Varathane Floor Finish in Crystal Clear, Satin Finish
5️⃣ Paintbrush for trimming out (I used a Purdy angled brush)
6️⃣ Electric Sander (I used 180 grit paper)
7️⃣ Painter’s Tape
8️⃣Chalk Paint (I made my own, but if you don’t know how to do that, Annie Sloan’s line is wonderful.)
PAINTED FLOOR DIRECTIONS
- Make sure you open windows for this entire process.
- Sand floors down. You don’t need to spend too much time on this, but you do want to thoroughly sand so that you take any shine off the floor. You really just want to rough it up so that the paint adheres well.
- Next, vacuum floor & dust off the room.
- Take your tape & go all the way around your baseboards so your paint doesn’t get on them.
- Trim out your floor with your brush (you need to do this before each coat because your roller won’t be able to hit the corners & edges).
- Take your paint roller (I used my broomstick as my extension – it just screws into your roller handle – REUSE!) and roll on a good coat of chalk paint. This is going to act as your primer (use a color that is either exact to your floor paint color or in the same family). I applied one coat.
- Trim out your floor with the @behrpaint Porch & Patio Floor Paint, then apply your roller coat. Here’s the awesome news – it only took me ONE coat. The coverage was amazing (plus, down the road, it will be easier to sand back down if you want).
- Lastly, I trimmed out with the Varathane, then used my floor applicator to apply – it recommends 4 coats. Let dry THOROUGHLY (see can for times) before moving furniture back in.
A BIG thanks to Kristi for sharing this tutorial and don’t forget to go and follow her at Chalk It Up, LLC
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