Debby Cohen
Debby Cohen
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Asked on Jul 19, 2013

Painting wooden floors

Fiona LoperTherese CDebby Cohen
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My landlord painted my floors before I moved into my apartment with a flat brown paint and it looks disgusting. I want to paint over them with a high gloss Enamel Paint. Any suggestions about using that type of paint would be helpful
7 answers
  • Jean Vercler
    on Jul 19, 2013

    my big question-wouldn't high gloss be too slick?

  • Debby Cohen
    on Jul 19, 2013

    I am only using it in my den and bedroom. Then when I am finished I am going to put my area rugs back down. Do you think that will help?

  • Debby Cohen
    on Jul 20, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Therese C
    on Jul 20, 2013

    I once painted the living room floor in my house with high gloss black enamel. (Rustoleum porch and deck) I then put down my 10x12 antique oriental rug. I did make sure however, to put carpet tape at the corners and never suffered any slipping rug. The furniture will also help hold the rug still. I am a big fan of painted floors for accent and think you should go for it! Paint it again in a color that accents your room. One suggestion I would make is to put 2-3 coats of clear semi-gloss varnish over the dry paint to prevent scratches from furniture.

  • Debby Cohen
    on Jul 20, 2013

    Thank you so much for your comment. I am taking your advice and going to move full steam ahead on this project.

  • Therese C
    on Jul 20, 2013

    Post before and after photos!! I would love to see the end results! Good luck dear, I'm sure it will look smashing!

  • Fiona Loper
    on Jul 21, 2013

    high gloss external paint.

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