How to Paint a Gingham-Pattern Floor

Follow these steps from HGTV Magazine to create this fun DIY painting project.
By: Jessica Dodell-Feder and Jodi Kahn
How to Paint a Gingham-Pattern Floor

How to Paint a Gingham-Pattern Floor

Photo by: David A. Land (Styled by Matthew Gleason)

David A. Land (Styled by Matthew Gleason)

What you'll need:

  • damp sponge
  • floor sander (if necessary)
  • primer (if necessary)
  • foam paint roller
  • deck or floor paint
  • paint (three colors from light to dark hues of same color)
  • painter's tape
  • paint brush

Step 1

Clean your floor with a damp sponge. Let dry. Sand and prime the floor, if needed.

Step 2

Using a foam roller and deck or floor paint, paint the entire floor the lightest color of the three you will use. Let dry, ideally overnight.

Step 3

Starting at the center of the room, tape off 6-inch-thick stripes with painter’s tape. The stripes should run the entire width of the room.

Step 4

Using a brush or the foam roller, paint every other stripe the medium-toned color. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry, ideally overnight.

Step 5

Starting at the center of the room, tape off 6-inch-thick stripes with painter’s tape that run perpendicular to the first set of stripes you painted.

Step 6

Paint every other stripe the same medium-toned color you used for the first set of stripes. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry, ideally overnight.

Step 7

Use painter’s tape to outline all the squares that result from the overlapping stripes. Paint these squares your darkest color. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry, ideally overnight.

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