Paint Hardwood Floors With a Pattern

Breathe new life into old hardwood floors with a fresh coat of paint in an eye-catching pattern.

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Materials Needed:

  • L-square
  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • painter's tape
  • porch and deck paint
  • orbital sander with extension cord
  • medium-grit sanding pads
  • floor sealant
  • sealer pad
  • wet/dry vacuum
  • bucket
  • warm water
  • sponge
  • paint pan
  • paint roller
  • roller pad
  • extender pole
  • paint brush
  • detail brush
  • drop cloth
  • box or floor fan

Sand and Prepare Surface

Lightly sand surface of wood floors with orbital sander and medium-grit sanding pads. Use wet/dry vacuum to remove all sanding dust from area. Wipe surface with a sponge dipped in warm water.

Paint Base Color

Pour base color porch and deck paint into paint pan. Add extender pole to roller handle, and paint an even coat over entire floor. Allow proper dry time before re-entering space to apply a second, final base coat.

Mark Pattern

Once pattern is decided, use tape measure to determine length and width. Mark pattern onto floor using an L-square and pencil. Differentiate base color areas from accent color areas by placing painter's tape along outside edges of penciled pattern.

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