Is it possible to paint an old linoleum floor?

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Oct 20, 2017
    Sure, but clean and rinse the rug thoroughly. Also, if the linoleum is broken, cracked, or has holes in it, repair those places with plumbers putty or something else water proof. Sand the floor smooth and seal the repairs before painting. Use a primer if the rug was patterned or a different color from the new paint. Use water resistant paint in at least two coats, then seal the whole rug. Best wishes 😇💖

  • Joh3546691 Joh3546691 on Oct 20, 2017
    Yes. The ones in my kitchen was every bit of 15 years old when we bought the house. I get a gloss black enamel from the store and rolled/brushed it on the floor. The stone pattern looked great in black. let it dry about 24 hrs without walking on and then coat with a clear polyurethane paint. To clean them I just used a mild soap and water and once a year my husband would recoat with poly to renew the shine.

  • Emily Emily on Oct 20, 2017
    This is my back hall floor. I had just re-painted it after about 25 years. Holds up pretty well considering it is heavily trafficked. I don't do poly because it is just as easy to repaint. When the spirit moves me I intend to repaint my kitchen floor (which is pine) and I will use white paint.

  • Theresa Harder Theresa Harder on Oct 21, 2017
    Yes ... A friend of mine painted hers years ago and it looked great. She and I are interior designers and we dicovered that using deck paint was the answer. It's made for heavy use and covers well. her project was in the kitchen and she just painted a solid color but you could paint a patten such as a bold stipe or more subtle checkerboard. That was many years ago. I would visit a paint store and ask an expert on recommendations they would have for more current products than the deck paint. Just incase. Something new is out on the market