New flooring is a popular way to update your house. The problem is, fully replacing your floors can be expensive. Fortunately, you can get a similar look for a lot less money. Until there’s room in your budget for brand-new flooring, consider painting your wood, vinyl or concrete floors.
Keep in mind that painting your floor isn’t like painting a wall. There are unique steps to follow and paint types to use if you want to achieve a professional finish.
What techniques should you know if you want to transform your floors with paint?
Painting Vinyl and Wood
Wood and vinyl floors typically have a varnish coat, which doesn’t naturally grip paint. So you’ll want to remove that before you start painting.
Use a sander to get rid of the floor’s varnish. The result will be a rougher texture that helps paint properly adhere, so you’ll get a consistent, beautiful finish.
When you’re ready to paint:
- Use rollers to apply primer to the surface.
- Once the primer has dried, roll on one to two coats of floor paint.
- Let the first coat dry before applying the second.
Similar to wood and vinyl flooring, begin by sanding the surface of your concrete floor. You can fill any holes or cracks with a compound to ensure the end result is seamless.
Vacuum to make sure there’s no dust on the ground. Then apply primer using a roller, followed by two coats of concrete-designated paint, and finish the surface with a sealer.
When completely dry, you can enjoy your newly painted floors.
Would you rather replace your flooring? Or do you have other questions about your house? Get in touch today.