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Painting Linoleum Floors

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Because we are redoing our laundry room, we thought we'd dress up the boring linoleum floors too.
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This is the before picture. We sanded, cleaned, primed with two coats of Zinnsers. Then we painted two coats of Valspar Porch and Floor paint in white.
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I then drew diamond shapes with the help of a ruler, flashlight and a pencil.
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I taped off the diamonds I wanted to paint black and marked the diamonds that are being left white with a small dot of tape.
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I painted with two coats of Valspar Porch and Floor paint in black waiting 24 hours in between coats. After about 4 hours I peeled off the frogtape, touched up the minimal bleeding that occurred under the tape and...
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come to my blog to see other projects on the laundry room.

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Got a question about this project?

  • Sue Limpert
    Sue Limpert Camillus, NY

    Looks fantastic!!

  • Becky
    Becky Greenville, SC

    It's beautiful! I love it!

  • Morgan Arce
    Morgan Arce Portland, CT

    Beautiful!!

  • Karmafo
    Karmafo New Orleans, LA

    is it just me or are the size of the squares in the final project larger than the original squares from the old linoleum?

    • Kelly Pierce
      Kelly Pierce Hamburg, NY

      You can see the indentations in the finished photo.. One of the black squares at the bottom has a little more glare from the lighting. It's faint, but it appears to still show through.

  • WillieandJessica Pyles
    WillieandJessica Pyles Hutchinson, KS

    Looks perfect! Great job!

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