DIY: Paint Your Floor To Get a Fresh Update
You eliminate dirty old carpeting hoping to reveal stunning hardwood floors below, but rather are frustrated by worn out and sad looking planks. Don’t worry. A fabulous and inexpensive (yet labor intensive) way to refresh Engineered hardwood floors would be to paint them. There are many creative ways to add your own personal pizzazz with colour and pattern. You will be awed by the results as long as you follow the right steps and are patient in between every step.
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The first step would be to sand your floor lightly and then wash it nicely. Once you do so, use primer to put a base and wait 24 hours for it dry completely. Then, for maximum durability, paint your primed floor with oil-based exterior-grade paint. Work from the back of the room and paint your way out to the door. Simple white floors are getting to be very popular; you can stop with only that one colour if you like.
Even if you’re performing just one colour — a light coat to allow the wood grain show through or a thick, glossy coating for maximum sleekness — you’ll have to add another coat or 2 24 hours after your first coat dries. Sand, clean and completely dry between each coat.
White, black, gray are safe floor color options. But what about red? It’s an electrifying jolt of color paired with white walls and offers the opportunity to create a consistent colour narrative, complemented by red accessories in every single room.
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Frederick + Frederick Architects
A charming toffee yellow and sky blue diamond pattern onto a classic hardwood flooring creates an inviting cabin feel in this sitting room. A pattern such as this needs you use the lighter colour as the base. When it’s dry, you are able to lay out your routine using careful measuring and blue painter’s tape.
This gingham plaid pattern is so inventive to get a painted floor. As long as the paint coats are kept lean, this pattern seems relatively simple to realize.
Another plaid pattern in colors of grey is perfectly coordinated to the painted millwork cabinetery on the far wall.
A cute idea would be to paint alternating stripes using the timber planks as your manual. No measuring, no painters tape. So simple.
The Painted Home
In my view, painted wood floors start to look their best after some wear. When the paint has chipped and developed thin in spots, it appears to have been a part of the house for a very long time.
Personally, I am drawn to the look of the same paint colour extending from the ground to the wall. The wall paneling along with chevron pattern floor adds enough visual interest and texture to the space so that it does not feel flat and boring. Having some spectacular furniture and colorful fabric pop in the room’s center would produce a memorable effect in this space.
Battle Associates, Architects
If you’re painting a bathroom floor, look at using marine paint (the same as used on ships ) to handle the moisture that’s especially rough on timber.
If you’ve got a steady hand and loads of time, think about a custom- painted checkerboard floor. Let your artistic flair glow.
Continuing the paint up the stairs offers more property on which to flex your creative muscle.
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