Painting Hardwood Floors to Look Like Moroccan Tile

11 Materials
$60
6 Hours
Easy

I've seen painted floors online and thought they were so creative. Why not paint- if you already hate the floor, and want to replace it someday anyway? So that's the story with this floor.

Oak parquet ran through the entryway and powder room of our home, and I despised it. It glowed orange! Someday we want to replace it with real hardwoods, but in the mean time I came up with a more creative solution. I decided to paint then stencil it to make it look like Moroccan tile, which is very popular in design these days. Read on to see how easy it was to do!

Don't be afraid to scuff it up throughly!

First, I vacuumed the floor. Then since the floor had worn spots throughout, I grabbed a pole sander with 120 grit sandpaper and gave it a good sanding. Once done, I cleaned the floor with 50/50 mix of denatured alcohol and water. I used a spray bottle and paper towels. 

Next, I taped off the baseboards and perimeter with 2" painters tape because I can be messy.  

I chose a dark gray floor and porch paint. I used a brush to paint, but a roller would've made the job quicker. I let the floor dry to the touch, then did a second coat. I then let it dry overnight before stenciling with an off white color. 

See below where I found custom stencils

The easiest way to stencil with the least amount of bleed-through is using a foam roller. JUST DON'T APPLY TOO MUCH PAINT!!

  

I started in the back corner of the room and planned my "tiles" out from there. I painted 10 "tiles", then while the paint dried washed the stencil with warm water. I bent and taped "partial" stencils as needed. 

Our finished power room!

Finished! Now it's modern and bright! For more details, please click my blog link below.

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http://www.rootsandwingsfurniture.com/blog/paintedfloor


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  • Lisa
    on Nov 1, 2019

    That looks SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Can it be done with the same paint on a tile bathroom floor? Would love to do it a bathroom as well?!!!

  • Donna Goberish-Matesa
    on Nov 2, 2019

    My painter dumped paint water in my toilet and stained it. How can I get it out

    • Brenda Carson
      on Nov 8, 2019

      pumice stone or wet dry sand paper super fkne.i use that on alltypes of issues like yhis

  • Carolina
    on Jan 2, 2020

    Can I use stencil for concrete walls??

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  • User
    on Nov 4, 2019

    I afraid you're not going to be happy with this for long, once everyone's shoe dirt starts imbedding in the white paint. Ask me how I know.

  • Leola
    on Nov 25, 2019

    Love it.

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