Asked on Aug 11, 2019

Can you give me very budget ideas for repairing a plywood floor?

Deb KNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAMona Blake


My 96 yr.old moms bedroom got soaked from a broken bathroom valve.After 2 days of drying & pulling up yukky carpet,we can see the plywood was used as a paint drop cloth & is covered w white splotches.I know I will have 2 sand.My mom is almost completely blind & partially dead.Please send most expedite budget concious ideas w pics if u have them for painting floor.Its hard 2 displace her 4 to long of a time bcuz she memorizes her surroundings & it's WAY to hot to sit on the porch w her beloved peer 5 dogs!!!

4 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Aug 11, 2019

    Plywood does not sand well. It's best to cut out the damaged plywood along the nearest joist line and replace with new. You can buy culled plywood for 75% off at your home improvement stores.

    For painting plywood, first prime with Kilz and then cover with latex paint

  • Mona Blake
    on Aug 11, 2019

    Just paint over the whole thing!

  • Considering the circumstacces, I would just slap some paint over whatever is there and call it a day. If I were your neighbor I would help you and take your mom for a few days. You can decide what you really want to do after she passes. When my grandma was well into her 90's everyone thought she "would go any day now" but I didn't. Since she was well taken care of and didn't have to worry about a darn thing, and no stress, she lived another 10 or so years.

  • Deb K
    on Aug 11, 2019

    Hello Honestea, you can pick up Latex paint which dries fast and put a quick coat or two on the flooring, use a paint roller for faster coverage.

    Here is a video on how to stain, but you could paint as well

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