Painted Canvas Floorcloths

Floorcloths were used in homes throughout the country in the nineteenth century. Let's get their popularity back! Please spread the word.
Flowers and Stamps floorcloth on a farmhouse kitchen floor. (More info at
Carwitham Tumbling Blocks. You can see this one at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in the Art of the Americas wing. (

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  • Melanie Melanie on Jul 28, 2020

    Which clear finish did you use?


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  • Patti Patti on Sep 05, 2015
    Beautiful! What kind of canvas do you use?

  • Lisa M Lisa M on Sep 08, 2015
    I use very heavy canvas which is shrunk, primed and coated with several coats of base paint before the actual design gets painted on. Then it's finished with multiple coats of Clear finish to protect it for decades to come.