I go through spurts working on my own home, and one project I’ve taken on recently has been painting my daughter’s hardwood floors.
We decided a few months ago we wanted a different look from what she had, and as the summer rolled to the end, it was time to tackle .
So with an idea in mind, we put our thoughts on paper. When you are talking about a pattern being painted on your hardwood floors, you have to know exactly how it will lay out. No time for guessing.
Painted hardwood floors are beautiful, but it is a process. The floors were stained, so we first began by putting a coats of Kilz on top of the stain. After it dried, we painted two good coats of a custom mixed porch paint to match the wall color.
As you can see, the entire family pitched in.
After the base coat was finished, I called in the experts at Paintworks to paint the pattern. The drawing we created was detailed for them to follow, and I thought it was best to leave this part to someone who does it on a regular basis.
Danny at Paintworks told me we should have painted our stripe color first. NOTE: If you try this, this is a big point, because it led to having to repaint our base coat.
As you can see, the humidity caused the tape to pull up a little bit of the gray color, but after he fixed these places, the floor looked great.
Stay tuned on social media as I share pictures of the room as we furnish it. It’s already made quite a transformation.
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