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Painted White Wood Floors

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The floors in this room were never refinished, and were in bad shape. I've always loved the look of painted floors, so I decided to try it in this space. It was a perfect solution and I love the casual, clean look!
  • painted white wood floors, flooring, painting
  • painted white wood floors, flooring, painting
  • painted white wood floors, flooring, painting

To see more: http://cottage4c.com/painted-white-wood-floors/

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Mar 12, 2014

    They look especially gorgeous with your door!

  • MaryAnn Winkelwoman
    MaryAnn Winkelwoman Saint Louis, MO
    on Mar 13, 2014

    So beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  • Melissa Leach
    Melissa Leach Statesville, NC
    on Mar 13, 2014

    Beautiful! I would love to do this. Tell me, how badly does dust and dirt show up on the white?

    • Brenda M
      Brenda M Pittsburgh, PA
      on Mar 14, 2014

      @Melissa Leach - I was worried about that, but it isn't that bad! If someone walks across it with dirty shoes, it definitely shows, but just the usual household dirt isn't much worse than on my unpainted floors. :)

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    on Mar 13, 2014

    It looks beautiful. Ilove white. How long ago did you do this? I ask because I amwondering how it wears. I have an open-plan house, where the kitchen/diningroom are all in one long area. The dining room is also open to the livingroom. We moved in in 2012, so we have not done anything to the floors. What bothers me is that the kitchen/dining room are red oak; but hecontractor who prepared the house prior to selling (for the bank) andunbeknownst to us, installed dark laminate in the living area. It makesthe whole choppy. We will eventually make a decision as to what to dowith these rooms, as the laminate is not wearing well and the redwood is badlyscratched. I would appreciate any advice you can give me.

    • Brenda M
      Brenda M Pittsburgh, PA
      on Mar 14, 2014

      @Liliana Wells - I painted the floors a couple of months ago. They are holding up really well. I used really good products - that's definitely key. If you follow the link to my blog, I have a picture of the exact products. I think that the primer and the polyurethane are most important. I used a shellac-based primer (which was great because it dries so fast!), Sherwin Williams floor paint, and General Finishes poly. With white, you absolutely have to do primer. There was a spot under a desk that I didn't get to right away, and it scuffs like crazy. So far the floors have held up to tap dancing and roller skating (I have 2 little girls!), dogs, and the vacuum. The only places where it has worn is on little raised areas - like a small bump caused by imperfections in the wood (or who knows what). On those spots, you can see the wood - and that's only because of me running the vacuum over it. It's just a couple of little dots here and there. Overall, I'm really happy with how it's held up.

  • Bev Schiefer
    Bev Schiefer
    on Mar 13, 2014

    The floors are beautiful! What color is your door? It is gorgeous also@

    • Brenda M
      Brenda M Pittsburgh, PA
      on Mar 14, 2014

      @Bev Schiefer - Thanks Bev. I actually bought the door at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and it was already that color! I really lucked out - I love that thing!

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