Painted Wood Floor
I have hated my parquet floor since we moved into this home, and finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I started by sanding the entire surface. Then I painted the entire floor with 2 coats of white paint, sanding in between coats. Be sure to let the paint dry between coats. Next, I painted the entire floor with a cream colored paint and let it dry. Finally, I handpainted the squares...each square is 4 of the little parquet squares together. After all of the paint dried, I sanded the entire floor for a worn, cottagy look. Find the entire tutorial at http://www.mom4real.com/2012/07/painted-wood-floors-country-living.html
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Donalda on Oct 17, 2014I'm planning to paint the same ugly parquet in a small bathroom. What you've ended up wouldn't work, because the space is VERY small and closed in - want to make it feel as big as possible, so think just one light colour would work best. Thoughts? Do you have any other tips about kinds of paint to use? Haven't done anything like this before and was a little afraid until I saw your post, basically applying my same idea. Thanks!.
BeckyA on Aug 16, 2015Actually the larger color blocks will make a small space look larger:)