If you are considering renovating your flooring, but find that the best looking flooring materials are out of your budget, look no further. Painted floors give the biggest bang for your buck no matter what your decor taste is. Being economical is definitely it’s biggest advantage, but painted floors are do it yourself friendly (which is pretty rare when it comes to flooring.) If you have an artist in the family or in the neighborhood, you can really create some show stopping work. People are often concerned with the durability of paint and if it can withstand the abuse that all of our homes receive with simple day to day activities. If you have ever been to a basketball game or gymnasium, then you have seen the painted court lines. Those floors withstand aggressive athletes and other performances. If a gym floor can withstand, then your floor can too. Basically any flooring surface, excluding carpet, can be painted. Because it is so simple and cost effective, you could refresh you floor look once a year if you wanted to.
The process is very simple:
- Clean your flooring surface with soap and water.
- If there is any gloss or wax coating – sand off and vacuum up sanding dust.
- Use an oil based primer to prep your floors – you can start painting as soon as the primer instructs.
High gloss oil based paints would the best. The key to the long lasting durability is a few coats of non-yelling urethane. After that your floor is you palate! Painting is a way to experiment with all those bold colors and patterns that you love. If you don’t like the way it looks – paint it again. Below are some really fantastic painted floors and there are more all over the Internet to get inspiration from.
Yeah – you are going to need some help with something like this
Simple and white
The gloss give this space a sophisticated fun kind of look
The classic checker board floor
No caption necessary
Use stencilling for the patterns that are a little too advanced to draw by hand
No need to get crazy – simply use paint to change the tone of your wood floor
The perfect touch!
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