The floors were in horrible shape. In the pic they look not bad but up close they are scratched with black spots and gauges and worn out areas. I'm not a fan of the old hardwood look. These floors are original to the house which was built in the 50's. Because it's not in the budget to redo them now, I decided to wait for it....gasp...paint them! I know many will think I'm nuts but because the plan in the future to redo them all, I decided to take the plunge and go for it. It can't be any worse can it??
Normally I would paint from the ceiling down but because I was trying out my sprayer inside, and knowing I was going to also paint the walls and trim and would then be too lazy to cover the walls and trim, I started with the floor first.
I did a lot of research on this first. By research I meant pintrest and google. I did not sand or prime first. I vacuumed them and washed and rinsed after.