How do I paint wood floors?

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I had carpet in on my master bathroom floor ! I have cut the carpet up and thrown it away. Now I have bare wood floors. Can I and what kind of paint do I use ?

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  • Sally Sally on Sep 22, 2018

    Why paint at all? Sand it down and refinish. Any holes from tack strip can be filled to match. Obviously I LOVE my wood floors!

    • Nan Messer Nan Messer on Sep 22, 2018

      No !! It's not great wood, plywood, my husband doesn't seem to be concerned about the upkeep or updates with our house, it's basically just as it was when we moved in, 20 years ago ☹️

  • Huntress Huntress on Sep 22, 2018

    Lowes /home depot have floor paint n it can be tinted for color. Painted wood floors r still wood floors, you could stain them if you wanted a more "wood" look. Some people do stencils after painting. Just search for painted wood floors and / or feel old wood floors. Should be lots of ideas on hometalk.

  • Use a good primer first then any paint will work. Seal it really well with a few coats of poly

    • Nan Messer Nan Messer on Sep 22, 2018

      Thanks for your answer and also thanks for the info about sealing it afterwards I would not have thought of that thank you !

  • Meem Kaplan Meem Kaplan on Sep 22, 2018

    I bought some clearance samples to repaint my kitchen backsplashes and imagine my surprise when I opened the can to start painting and realized it was deck and floor paint! Very strong smelling stuff. I went ahead and used it and suffered for a week with the smell but you know what? I can wash those walls without disturbing any paint! It doesn't stain and it stays put!

    • Nan Messer Nan Messer on Sep 22, 2018

      Well I don't like the idea of the smell, but it sounds like some really good, strong paint !

      Thanks for helping me out !

  • What about a paper bag floor? Have you seen them? Take brown craft paper or paper bags torn in pieces, crumple them up, wet with a mix of elmers glue and water then place on the floor overlapping until completely covered. After it dries you can use wood stain to darken it or just seal it with several coats of poly. It looks like leather!

  • Super easy to paint wood floors, just make sure they are super clean and then start painting with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint. I am attaching a picture of a wood floor that one of our retailers did with Dixie Belle. It looks terrific.


    Feel free to call us or email us with questions. We are here to help you if you like. info@dixiebellepaint.com or 813-909-1962.


    Also, we do have a Facebook group that is very informative and helpful as well. https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsWhoLikeDixieBellePaint/