Painted Concrete Floors

We recently moved into a unfinished house and with the budget eaten up by other things there wasn't room for flooring immediately so for the intern I decided to paint the existing concrete. It's has been a month in a high traffic area and I love it so much I may not cover it up! All it takes is a mop and some pine sole to make it look like it did they day I laid it down. $1.50 stencil from the buck store, $100 in paint and $100 in Diamond Finish Varathene (did 10 coats) and flooring is done is a 400 square foot room :)
Finished Floor
Base layer I just rolled on.
To start I swept and mopped the existing concrete.
After it was try I taped a border, just straight lines, I kept it simple.
Stencil. Just picked it up at the buck store.
This was the tedious step, took hours!
I would bring my lap top into the room with me and watch tv shows while I did it to make the time go faster.
My husband would help me if we watched his shows :) We watched a lot of Mountain Men once I learned that!
The last stencil, a happy moment!

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  • Pakeeza Jabeen
    Pakeeza Jabeen
    on Aug 30, 2018

    what kind of paint to be used on floor

    • Kathie Elia
      Kathie Elia
      on Jul 7, 2019

      @Pakeeza Jabeen Usually a floor and porch paint is used to paint concrete floors.

  • Veronica
    on Oct 5, 2018

    What kind of paint did you use and did you seal it after if so what seal did you use?

  • Rachael
    on May 6, 2019

    Love the STENCIL! You did an excellent job, it’s beautiful, been trying to find this stencil and having difficulty finding it.

    Any info on it? Designer? Manufacturers? Name/Design of it???

    thank you

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  • Ioana Tisler
    Ioana Tisler
    on Jul 23, 2018

    I love it!!!

  • Val Layton
    Val Layton
    on Jul 24, 2018

    I did something similar but my stencil was a leaf design and did boarders around it.The floors were plywood.Used oil base paint and varnished it.Turned out pretty good and lasted a long time

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