Asked on Aug 20, 2019

How can you seal a painted bathroom floor?

Emy Flint | Semigloss DesignWilliamThe Inspired Workshop


A few months ago I asked you for advice on painting a vinyl floor in my bathroom. I followed your directions and it looks great! I was told to seal the floor. I don't know what kind of a product to use. I asked at Menards and all they could suggest is varathane with satin finish. The paint feels alittle sticky (it's dried) when you walk on it. I tried baby powder but that didn't last. Could you help me with this final part of the project?

Thank you so much for your help.

3 answers
  • The Inspired Workshop
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Hey Christine! Varathane polyurethane will work, just make sure and use water-based if you used water-based paint, and oil based poly if you used an oil based paint! I will say oil based poly usually has a yellow tint to it, so if you painted them a light color it may yellow it slightly. And since you have put baby oil on the floor, make sure clean the floor really well before applying a sealer! Hope this helps!

  • William
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Three coats of a water based polyurethane. Dries clear and will not yellow. Do not use oil based poly. Has a yellow cast to it and will yellow over time.

  • If you used white paint, do not use an oil based product or it will turn yellow. Use 2-3 coats of polycrylic.

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