How do I choose the right paint for floors?

by Dee

I see a lot of painted floors. What kind of paint do you use?

  5 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jan 15, 2019

    Hi Dee, make sure whatever paint you buy is meant specifically for floors. It's usually oil based to handle high traffic volumes

  • Daniel Daniel on Jan 15, 2019

    Use a primer like Kiltz first then paint and then layer with polyethylene- as many layers as you like. I recommend atbleadt 2-3 letting them dry in between. (A fan n help to dry- leave 24 hours in between if possible is best) some put many more layers.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 15, 2019

    Thank you both

  • TheHoneycombHome TheHoneycombHome on Jan 15, 2019

    It's the sealer that matters most, you can read my trial and errors with painted flooring here:

  • Jennifer Weber Ferguson Jennifer Weber Ferguson on Jan 15, 2019

    Being successful in painting a floor is part to do with the prep - so depending on what the sub-straight is (concrete, linoleum, tile, etc) - you will want to clean and prime the surface - allow to dry for at least 24-48 hours. I have used different paints to create my base, then stenciled, used a roller, etc to create some pattern and design - once all the creative part is complete, then try BenMoore Stay Clear. But, no matter how good all the products are today - I would anticipate maintenance on a painted floor. Meaning, you will need to clean the floor well and put a few more coats of Stays Clear on every year depending on how much foot traffic you have in this area. Best of luck on your project and here is a blog or two to read: