To Paint or Not To Paint… . Wood Floors

 

How about we visit about painted floors. Painted wood floors to be correct. I don’t need to be a mind peruser to realize that some of you are exceptionally against it. Hell, I am against it in a great deal of cases. In any case, in the event that you have floors that are not fit as a fiddle, on the off chance that you know you will be supplanting them not far off, why not have some good times and paint them? That is the thing that I did and I have cherished it!

highly contrasting striped office floors

I have truly adored joining forces with ScotchBlue™ and having the capacity to impart ventures to you that are about PATTERN!

When we moved into this house eight years back I resurfaced the wood floors in the receiving area and corridor. I can’t recall the entire reason we didn’t select to do that in the workplace space however I think it is on the grounds that that was the holding range for all our stuff while alternate rooms got wrapped up. Be that as it may, long story short, they have never looked great and have just deteriorated over the most recent eight years.

floors before_edited-1

Shane was truly against painting them. I coolly brought it up a couple of years back and he disapproved of it. It was a space relatively few saw and the floors could without much of a stretch be secured with a mat so I let it go. At that point one day this spring I spilled a gallon of paint on the floor coincidentally (I swear it was a mischance!) and it brought the subject up once more. This time he was more open to the thought so I hopped on it before he could alter his opinion 🙂

Materials Needed:

220-coarseness sandpaper

Vacuum

Wipe

Froth paint brush or froth roller

Paint sprayer or paint roller

Polish paint (particularly for floors) in your decision of two hues – this venture utilized highly contrasting

ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Multi-Surface with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector

ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector

Begin by sanding the floor truly well with a 220-coarseness sandpaper, obliging the grain of the wood. You don’t have to sand it down to the uncovered wood – rather, basically unpleasant up the surface so the paint will stick to it better.

prep floors by sanding

Vacuum up the tidy and wipe the floor. Make sure to clean it truly well as any tidy or soil will keep the paint work from enduring as long as it could in the event that it was prepared effectively. At that point, utilize ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Multi-Surface with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector to line all baseboards and trim.

clean floor truly well

Utilize a paint sprayer to paint the floor in the base shading – this venture utilized white as the base. On the off chance that you don’t have a sprayer, you can utilize a roller to achieve a similar outcome. TIP: To keep the paint from trickling into the breaks between floorboards, splash (or paint) two thin layers

paint floors base shading

When it has had sufficient energy to dry, as indicated by the maker’s guidelines on the paint can, you can tape the stripes. Note that crisply painted surfaces must be no less than 24 hours old preceding applying the tape in the following stage.

Decide the width of your stripes and place pieces of ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector over the floor. TIP: Put a little bit of tape on the stripe you intend to paint dark so you don’t get stirred up when you begin painting.

tape off stripes and stamp which will be painted

Since there is such a differentiation between the dark and the white, I painted the base shade of white along the edges of the tape that would eventually be for the dark stripes. This guarantees you get a super sharp paint line.

paint the base shading over the tape to completely seal it

After it dries, paint 3 thin layers of dark paint on the stripes you recognized in Step 4. It is constantly better to paint a couple of thin coats rather than maybe a couple thick coats.

I am will stop a moment here to address the idea “High contrast would be a bad dream to keep clean!”. I have lived in numerous flats and a couple of homes throughout the years. I have lived with backwoods green cover, light dim cover, cream cover, tile in a rainbow of various hues, light wood floors, medium wood floors, dull wood floors, strong shaded tile, diverse tile, and everything else in the middle. I genuinely don’t think there is a story that stays looking clean constantly… .particularly when you live with 4 young men. Dim floors demonstrate the light things like clean and build up and light and medium floors indicate dull things like earth and sustenance spills.

I wipe basically consistently so I have chosen to pick my deck in view of what I like and not on what I think would remain looking clean the longest. The workplace floors have been painted for about a month now and I can sincerely say that they have held up well and have not been an agony by any stretch of the imagination.

paint thin layers of dark paint

After the last coat dries totally, evacuate the tape by pulling the tape gradually and back onto itself at a 45-degree point.

take the tape off at 45 degree point

I adore the floor! My definitive objective is to include a level weave floor covering, similar to a Turkish or overdyed mat, in the focal point of the space to include more surface and shading. Be that as it may, while I set aside and attempt to locate the ideal one, the stripes alone are making me cheerful.

office with unique finger impression art_edited-1

Would you ever paint your floors? Or, on the other hand in the event that you have effectively painted your floors, would you ever do it again?

I have collaborated with ScotchBlue™ to bring you anticipates that have a great time designs! It has been magnificent 🙂 I have been adjusted for my chance. The activities and assessments are 100% my own.

On the off chance that you utilize a unique floor finish paint the odds of it scratching go path down. This room is a standout amongst the most utilized room in our home since it is a mudroom and office and where the children play piano, do homework some days, and art. It still can’t seem to get a scratch and is holding up truly well up until this point. It has gotten scraped on the white part since we have a seat I painted dark that the children drag over the floor. Nothing a little enchantment eraser can settle in several seconds.

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