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Hi Dee, make sure whatever paint you buy is meant specifically for floors. It's usually oil based to handle high traffic volumes
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.
Thank you both
It's the sealer that matters most, you can read my trial and errors with painted flooring here: https://thehoneycombhome.com/how-to-paint-linoleum-flooring/
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: https://www.artisticpaintingstudio.com/?s=concrete+floor