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Painted Concrete Floors

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We recently moved into a unfinished house and with the budget eaten up by other things there wasn't room for flooring immediately so for the intern I decided to paint the existing concrete. It's has been a month in a high traffic area and I love it so much I may not cover it up! All it takes is a mop and some pine sole to make it look like it did they day I laid it down. $1.50 stencil from the buck store, $100 in paint and $100 in Diamond Finish Varathene (did 10 coats) and flooring is done is a 400 square foot room :)
Difficulty: Easy
  • Dennie
    Dennie Garland, TX

    This looks like I could do it. My kitchen had glue on carpet. I took it all up and it took me a very long time to get all of the glue off. I was exhausted. I'm going to go in search of a stencil pattern and try this. Thanks for showing this. You

    • Mookie
      Mookie Tremont, MS

      What did you do to get the glue off the concrete?

  • Marcy Skala
    Marcy Skala Alameda, CA

    Your floor is beautiful. I have painted concrete floors and in spite of many topcoats they tended to start chipping within the first year or two. It's a lot of work to have to redo it in such a short amount of time.

    • Barb in Texas
      Barb in Texas Houston, TX

      I lived on painted concrete for 7 years, with two big dogs. I used actual concrete paint originally and never had to refinish or topcoat, nor did I have any chips.

  • Dennie
    Dennie Garland, TX

    I used a 2" putty knife that I sharpened with my rotary tool, and, one of those 3" razor blade scrapers. I worked in small sections...scraped and scraped until I was down to bare concrete. When I was done I cleaned with a stiff brush and mop. It took

  • Annie Doherty

    Beautiful floor an amazing job, you must have the patience of Job! I really admire the end result, well done your hard work really paid off, thank you very much for sharing.

  • Denise Fernandez
    Denise Fernandez El Paso, TX

    This has inspired me to do this on my back porch & front porch.

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