Today, it is uncommon to see painted wood floors, as homeowners are more inclined to go for clear coated hardwood. But the fact of the matter is that painting your wooden floor can still offer the impact that homeowners are looking for. If you plan to paint your wooden floor, make sure that you do the following:
Prepare the Surface: One of the first things that you should do before you even start painting your wooden floor is to use 150-grit sandpaper and start sanding the surface until it is already smooth. The next thing that you do is to wash the floor using a powdered detergent cleaner until all dust and deposits have been removed. Wait for it to dry and know that this may take a number of days.
Primer and Sand: If you do not have a primer suitable to the wooden floor then you may want to go the closest hardware store and purchase a primer appropriate to the task. Once you have it, make sure that you read the manufacturer’s instruction on it. Apply the primer on the wooden floor using a brush or a roller and let the primer dry overnight. Once the primer’s already dry, use 220-grit sandpaper and gently sand the surface.
Clean and Paint: Make sure to clean the surface again using a dry rag or tack cloth. Once you are done, apply the first thin coat of paint using a brush having natural bristles as oppose to using a roller because a brush gives a smoother result. Let it dry for 24 hours and then apply another layer of the paint while letting it dry for another 24 hours. Once it gets dry, applying a third coat will be your last task and then let it dry again.
If the thought of painting your wood floors yourself seems intimidating, don’t be afraid to call your Vancouver painting contractors. Our company services Vancouver and its surrounding areas, so whether your seeking North Vancouver Painters or Langley Painters, we have the manpower to take on a variety of painting projects; large or small.