Checkerboard painted concrete basement floor in new craft room I'm building.


I'm building a craft room in our basement. I've painted the cement floor with a diagonal checkerboard pattern using floor paint and a dry brush technique. Using a hand-cut stencil 8 in. square, I drew a line along one long wall, the a parallel line along one short wall, then stenciled my first row of squares, making sure two corners of the square touched each of the lines for the first one, the the line and the tip of the previous square for the rest of the row. It is not an exacting method, but I was going for an aged, worn look. I dry brushed the paint on, leaving lighter areas to further create a time worn look. The open square I left in their natural concrete state.
Painted concrete floor
Painted concrete floor

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  • Melissa
    on Sep 8, 2016

    How many coats of sealant did you have to apply?

  • Deborah S
    on Sep 11, 2016

    I did not put a sealant on this as it doesn't get a lot of traffic, and honestly, if I need to add more paint I can just dry brush a little more on where needed.

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