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See How Paint Transformed This Eyesore Floor


What do you do if your floor is too damaged to refinish inexpensively? Paint it!
When Lara Edge ripped out her ugly beige carpet hoping to refinish the wood floors underneath, what she found wasn't pretty. The floors were in bad shape with deep gouges and holes. This hole (below) was about 2 inches wide and 6 inches long.
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Restoring and refinishing the floor to its original state was beyond Edge's DIY skills. Her contractor said it would cost more than $20,000 to refinish because the floors were in such bad shape - not an option on her modest $150K home.
What did she do?
First, she sanded the floor to get a smoother finish.
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Then she repaired the hole in the floor using this goop.
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
It took a couple of days of filling, drying, and sanding.
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Once the floor was dry and completely sanded, she painted it. At first, she thought she'd go with a brown shade to keep the look of wood. But when she realized that would only make it look like a cheap imitation, she opted for a vibrant color.
Paint costs a whole lot less than refinishing and can cover up a host of flaws. Plus, it offers up a whole world of color that can completely transform a room.
Here's what the room looked like before with ugly beige carpet.
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
And here's what it looks like now:
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
She used porch paint for the floor -- Sherwin Williams' "Peppery." By the way, the wall paint is called "Pickle" and the ceiling paint is "Marshmallow." Nice theme, huh?
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Cost of paint and sealant: around $500 for the entire house. Much better than $20K!
And Ozzie digs it!
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
Lara Edge for HouseLogic.com
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  • Angie
    on Oct 11, 2017

    Looks great! 2 questions: What did you seal it with? and how has it worn?

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