The Friday Fix: A Practical Solution for Ugly Floors
Clearly no home is without its own issues. Small spaces of course, tend to have an additional list of unique challenges. But there is one problem that seems to creep up in nearly every home. What is it? Ugly floors.
Most people just opt to just cover an eyesore floor with another one. The next homeowner comes in and does the same thing. Before you know it an entirely new set of problems arise when yet another homeowner arrives and is stuck removing all those layers of flooring. Trust me— I know. So what's a practical solution? Why paint of course!
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Behold, the Power of Paint
Regular followers of this blog may recall the guest room makeover for less than $125 that I did earlier this year. If you missed that post click here to read it. One of the things that helped us to successfully complete that project within budget, was the floor treatment we used.
The floor of the small 9x12 foot bedroom (shown below) was previously covered with a dated yellow and brown linoleum. I swear it had to jave be applied with some sort of industrial glue. It was IMpossible to remove! After giving it some thought however, I realized that it would be more costly to lay a new floor than it would be to simply paint it. So three coats of Floor & Porch paint found on clearance at Wal-Mart did the trick.
Each thin coat of paint took only about 20 minutes.
After allowing the paint to dry completely, I followed up with a simple stencil pattern to further hide the floor's imperfections. The results--shown here--were better than any of us ever expected. I am convinced that this is a "fix" worth considering if you or someone you know is facing the dilemma of hideous or severely damaged floors.
Other Examples of Painted Floors
But don't just take my word for it. Check out the gallery of photos below to see how others have adopted this technique of painting damaged, old, or just plain 'ole ugly floors.
And THAT simple tip folks is this week's Friday Fix. So after reading this post, tell me, what room in your home do you think could benefit from a coat of floor paint?
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