Billie O
Billie O
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  • Oklahoma City, OK
Asked on Apr 18, 2012

is it possible to spray paint concrete floors and polyeurathane over them?

KMS WoodworksPeace Painting Co., Inc.Billie O
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  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Apr 19, 2012

    its possible but it will never last, sooner or later (probably sooner) its going to start delaminating.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 19, 2012

    Billie, what are you wanting to accomplish?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 19, 2012

    basic paint is probable the least durable option...if it were me I would go with tile for any interior type space...and staining or commercial grade epoxy for a garage type space.

  • Pam
    on Apr 19, 2012

    Concrete stain is beautiful. You'd love it.

  • Phyllis W
    on Apr 19, 2012

    I would like to put cork flooring in our bedrooms . Anybody have knowledge of this ? We think it would easy on the feet lol Does anyone out there have cork floors ? Thanks !

  • Billie O
    on Apr 19, 2012

    I had to pull up my carpets because of the smell from dogs , I would love to do stained concreted but I just can not afford it anytime soon , I would probably just do tile if I had any clue on how , Im scared ill mess it up and have wasted the money on the tile and still have to hire someone to come in to fix it I was thinking if I could do the paint and polyeurathane for now I could have it tiled in about a year or so when i can afford it. I love diy stuff but I just dont have the knowledge I need for most of it , I just figured if I could do the spray paint there would be a lot of color choices and it would be something easy and cheap for now. Thanks

  • Burco Surface & Decor LLC.
    on Apr 19, 2012

    Billie staining your concrete floors would be cheaper than using tile.... at least from a DIY stand point. Get on you tube and start googling how to stain concrete and you will get more videos and information than you know what to do with. Once you feel like you have the concept, go to home depot and buy some concrete and make a few samples to test your ideas on. After reading and practicing you should be able to stain your floors well enough that your proud of them. Worst case scenario you just tile over it if you dont like how the stained floors look.

  • Billie O
    on Apr 19, 2012

    I have looked into it multiple times on youtube and articles it sounds fairly easy but everyone I have spoke to said its not that easy because you have to get the prep work done really good or it wont turn out right, so I dunno maybe ill look into it a little more, thanks for your advice :)

    • Candy Paulson Scott
      on Feb 14, 2016

      @Billie O I have not spray painted but I did use a tinted concrete paint, then I glazed over it and then followed up with 4 coats of water based polyurethane. It looked awesome and held up very well. When I sold my place, it was only on the market for 10 days and the floors were the big seller!

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 19, 2012

    Billie, it's not so complicated when staining an interior surface that does not have to stand up to weather, automobiles, etc. I don't think you have to spray it. Just damp mop the floors and roll down some solid color concrete stain or porch and floor paint. You can also easily roll down a clear concrete sealer, two coats ofcourse. Best, Charles

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 19, 2012

    Phyllis, you will sing the praises of cork forever. There is no downside in a bedroom. CP

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 20, 2012

    Phyllis...a beadroom is about the only place in a home were cork should be considered. It is not nearly as durable as other floor coverings and can be damaged quite easily by moisture...not huge floods due to spills but even aggressive damp mopping can compromise it. At most a swiffer type thing is all you should use.

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