Learn how to paint any floor to look like Polished Concrete.
Laminate Wood Floor Makeover - PAINTED!
Before we jump into this floor painting DIY I wanted to give you a little bit of a background about our ex-floor. Photo above is showing what it looked liked before I painted it. When we moved into this home our floor was wood laminate throughout most of our home. Seeing as it was laminate in the kitchen as well, it was in pretty rough condition. Especially right by the sink. I decided to paint it and I chose to go with white and a taupe color for the stencil. (photo above is the first time I painted my laminate floor)
Fast forward a few weeks of stenciling my kitchen and dining room were ready to seal the deal. I decided to go with an oil based polyurethane, AND OH BOY!! Biggest mistake EVER!! Already having a lot of yellow from the taupe shade I picked for the stencils the polyurethane turned solid yellow. So.., my floor went from being crisp white and taupe to an old linoleum looking floor you’d find in an old mobile-home. Which is kind of ironic because we live in a mobile-home/house.. LOL. Guess it’ll always be drawn to its origins! That said I finally got fed up with the floor and we decided to repaint it.
To begin I sanded down my whole floor and applied special bonding primer.
Then I taped off all my edges and applied a coat of gray paint.
To create my polished concrete effect I dripped on different hues of gray and rubbed them around with a sponge.
Then to seal of the floor we used a semi-gloss floor finish.
And that's how the floor looks after. :D
I love the different hues of gray popping through.
Watch the video above to see how I did it.
For the list of supplies that I used visit the blog link down below.
Also more in depth explanation plus more on the concrete technique as well as DOES AND DONT'S
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