How to Apply Wood Floor Paint

In terms to apply wood floor paint for your home, you have to make sure that your floors have not been waxed before you do the painting. If your floor has been already waxed, you have to remove the wax before you do the painting. Follow these steps when you want to apply wood floor paint.

Kitchen with white wood floor paint

Here are step-by-step instructions for Wood Floor Paint

Step 1: Rough Surface
By using a square pad sander or you can also use your hand; you can rough up the finish on the floor by using 150-grit sandpaper. You do not have to sand them completely; you just have to remove the gloss from the old finish.

Step2: Clean the floor
In order to remove the dust from your floor, you have to vacuum and damp-mop the floors thoroughly. After that you have to let them dry completely.

Step 3: Use first coat
By using a roller or brush, you can apply the first thin coat of wood floor paint. A smoother finish will be given by a brush but if you want to get faster it is time for you to use a roller. To glop on the paint, you have to resist the urge. You can begin by cutting in the edges by using a brush and then you can use a brush or roller to handle the door so you do not need to paint into a corner. You may want to let the paint to dry at least 24 up to 28 hours.

Wood floor paint living room

Step 4: Smooth Paint
In order to smooth out the grain and want to give a sleek a surface, you can go over the floor with 220-grit sandpaper and then clean the floor in order to remove all the dust.

Step 5: Use second coat
You have to apply a second thin coat in the same manner. Your way towards the door should be painted and then you have to get out of those fumes. A couple of paints may need up to three coats.

Bedroom with green wood floor paint

Step 6: Decorative touch
Once you find that your base coat is perfect and dry, you can add any designs that suitable to your needs.

Decorative wood floor paint

Simple decorative wood floor paint

Step 7: Cure the paint
Within a couple of days, you have to be able to walk on the floors, but it will be a couple of weeks before the paint is cured.

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