October 20th 2009

Quick flooring reno: paint ’em

We have to give paint its props. It can change our walls and furniture in a snap, giving our home a fresh new look with little time and cost. But what about for our floors, too? Instead of staining, varnishing, or putting in brand new flooring, giving your floors a fresh coat of paint is a great way to add interest, change, and a whole new look.

This simple do-it-yourself project can easily be done with flooring paint in just a few easy steps.

Step One: Prep

Before you do any painting, sand the floor to a smooth surface, then pull out the vacuum and get rid of the dust. Wipe the floor with a damp cloth to ensure that all debris is gone.

Step Two: Prime

Apply a single coat of an oil-based primer. Let dry for twenty-four hours.

Step Three: Paint

Wipe the floor once more to rid any extra dust, then apply a single coat of an oil-based paint. Let dry about twenty-four more hours. Repeat this step once or twice more.

Image courtesy of hickletoncollectors.co.uk

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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.