I’ve seen painted floors online and thought they were so creative. Why not paint- if you already hate the floor, and want to replace it someday anyway? So that’s the story with this floor.
First, I vacuumed the floor. Then since the floor had worn spots throughout, I grabbed a pole sander with 120 grit sandpaper and gave it a good sanding. Once done, I cleaned the floor with 50/50 mix of denatured alcohol and water. I used a spray bottle and paper towels.
Next, I taped off the baseboards and perimeter with 2″ painters tape because I can be messy.
I chose a dark gray floor and porch paint. I used a brush to paint, but a roller would’ve made the job quicker. I let the floor dry to the touch, then did a second coat. I then let it dry overnight before stenciling with an off white color.
The easiest way to stencil with the least amount of bleed-through is using a foam roller. JUST DON’T APPLY TOO MUCH PAINT!!
I started in the back corner of the room and planned my “tiles” out from there. I painted 10 “tiles”, then while the paint dried washed the stencil with warm water. I bent and taped “partial” stencils as needed.
Finished! Now it’s modern and bright! For more details, please click my blog link below.
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