Teresa Tyler
Teresa Tyler
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  • Natchez, MS
Asked on Dec 20, 2018

How do I paint my concrete floors?

Teresa TylerNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CALynn Sorrell


I need help painting my concrete floors on my own.! Is anyone willing to come help me .? I have a large window in my living room 3 windows together that needs blinds and curtains and I can never find a long enough Rod for curtains or blinds that are wide enough.! I would like the wood look blinds.! I just need help my walls were recently painted in the whole house and nothing is back in its place until floors are done and windows. The flooring store here wants $600.00 to do the living room blinds.! Simply can’t afford that for 1 window.! Please Help Me someone.! Merry Christmas 🎄

6 answers
  • 2dogal
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Get bids from local handymen in your area.

  • Oliva
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Hi, Theresa,

    There are plenty of wide drapery rods on the market. Look at Kirsch website or similar. You will need a center support, given you want to cover 3 windows.

    For the cost of those blinds, you could make your own roller shades from kits at JoAnne Fabric, and the draperies, as well. There are many videos on You Tube showing step by step how to make draperies and calculate material needed.

    Grommet draperies are easy to make. The yardage is calculated by measuring the width of your windows, plus the "returns" for rods, then multiply by 2.5 or 3. Drapery material comes in various widths, and solids make the task much easier than a print that has a "repeat" needing matched.

    Concrete that has been cleaned with Tri Sodium Phosphate, then rinsed and dried can be easily painted with concrete paint, a roller with extension pieces and a small angled brush for corners.

  • Mogie
    on Dec 20, 2018

    If you are a senior citizen call senior services. Contact your church or club that you belong to. If you are low income call the Department of Human Resources. Those places should be able to provide the name of a good handyman. You will most likely have to pay someone to do this. What about family? Provide all the materials and have family come over and do this. Provide them with refreshments and snacks thru out the day. When they are done feed everyone. Perhaps a pizza party.

    If you are looking for blinds for your window go to amazon.com. They have a huge selection and you can read customer reviews of the product before buying anything.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Where do you live?? let us know maybe we can help with some ideas for getting you help in your area

  • Teresa Tyler
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Thanks for the responses everyone .! You’ve given me a lot of information.! I really appreciate it.!

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