I have a rental with awful pet and tobacco odors.

We have taken out all the carpet and want to paint the plywood floor by pouring and rolling about three coats of paint on the floor and walls. I am thinking about making a roller cover out of scrap carpet to spread the paint out on the floor. Would use a big pan and and a 24 inch roller. Any suggestions as to type paint and cover idea would help.

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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Nov 05, 2017
    Use oil based Kilz. Very important. Regular paint won’t cover the odor

    • Arr28600996 Arr28600996 on Nov 05, 2017
      Thanks. I too think a good scrub down and several layers of oil based paint or Kilz might be best

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Nov 05, 2017
    Ask in the paint dept. Maybe a deck paint, as it's very durable.

  • DB DB on Nov 05, 2017
    I would wash the floor with a bleach solution before you paint. Let it dry thoroughly Run an air air purifier I have one called LivingAire. I think carpet caps to read paint could be problematic. I would at least get advice from a paint store,

  • Wash everything with TSP first to remove odors. Then you need a good primer like Kilz or Zinsser. Then a paint formulated for flooring. Go to a real stand alone paint Store, better help and better products.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Nov 05, 2017
    You can call a pro in for this important job. They are experts at removing the smell of smoke from fires and from mold from floods. It is well worth the cost.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Nov 05, 2017
    They actually make rollers that are 18" long. I think a 24" piece of carpet would be pretty heavy when the paint gets on it.

  • DB DB on Nov 12, 2017
    That was supposed to read" using carpet to spread paint might not be a good strategy. Depending on the carpet it might not soak up paint well or will soak up way to much. I think a roller on a long handle would work better. I have no idea how it came out that way-- sorry for not reading well before posting