Asked on Feb 4, 2020

How do I do paper-mâché floor using glow-in-the-dark paint?

JaniceJohnavallance82Michelle Leslie


9 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Feb 4, 2020

    Hi lacy most paper floors are put down with mod podge, I would think a glow in the dark paint would work in the same application. I would try a corner with it first to see if the results are what you're looking for.

  • Nan W.
    on Feb 4, 2020

    Lacy: that is a pretty big style and color commitment. Maybe you might want to consider doing a "rug" in that technique.

  • Sharon
    on Feb 4, 2020

    Most of the brown paper bag floors are laid down with white glue you can buy in the gallon...... that much mod podge would cost a fortune..... don't know what kind of paper your planning on using but make sure its thick enough to stand up to the wear and tear of daily use. I would then paint on the design, and then do quite a few coats of water-based poly to protect it.... like 5 to 10 coats applied with a roller on a long pole that will speed up the process.... allow each coat to dry throughly before doing the next.

  • Sharon
    on Feb 4, 2020

    Another alternative if it doesn't have to be the whole floor would be to do an oil cloth floor on canvas..... this is what was done before they had linoleum. I used to do these on heavy sail cloth decades ago.... they are making a big come back for people restoring old houses and look for something durable.... saw one being down on Maine Cabin Master a couple days ago.

  • Deb K
    on Feb 5, 2020

    Hi Lacy, what if you use this as a template and add in the glow in the dark paint towards the end of the process? Hope this helps you.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on Feb 5, 2020

    Here's how you would do the floor -

    Then you could put a layer of paint over that, then coat it with the top coat

  • Michelle Leslie
    on Feb 6, 2020

    Hi Lacy, you can use glow in the dark mod podge to do the paper mache. You can read more about glow in the dark mod podge here -

  • Johnavallance82
    on Feb 7, 2020

    Hi lacy,

    Follow instructions for Brown paper floor as on Hometalk Projects, and when finished paint in your Luminous paint! best wishes

  • Janice
    on Feb 10, 2020

    Hi Lacy, you've received so many great suggestions. I hope if you complete your project you will share it on Hometalk. I've been contemplating doing the brown bag floors but don't want brown, so I'll be watching carefully to see if you post your project. Awesome idea and I hope it turns out just as you envision.

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