Paint is a quick, easy and cost effective option if you’re prepared to try some light DIY, and Chalky Finish Floor Paint is perfect for wood and concrete flooring.
Once applied, Chalky Finish Floor Paint provides a timeless, hardwearing finish, designed to resist knocks and scratches. It can be applied to wooden floorboards or concrete flooring and can be applied directly over old paint and varnish. Whether you paint your floor in one colour, or go bold with a fun patterned, stencil design, this project can be accomplished in a weekend.
Chalky Finish Floor Paint can be applied to concrete floors, bare wooden floorboards and floorboards with old paint and varnish, once the surface is prepared properly.
Wooden floors should be lightly sanded, vacuumed, and wiped completely clean before painting. Concrete floors should be vacuumed, wiped clean and allowed to fully dry before painting.
Take your Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint base colour (we used Chalk White) and paint around the edges of the room, cutting in a couple of inches.
Next take your large roller and get to work on the main area of the floor. Start at the furthest corner and move backwards towards the door, leaving yourself an escape route.
You will need at least two coats – allow 4 hours between coats. The thinner the coat, the more hardwearing it will be, as it will dry harder.
Measure the floor to locate its centre. Using masking tape, position the stencil at the centre so that it does not move while you are painting.
Take your second Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint colour (we used Anthracite) and apply a small, even amount paint to small foam roller.
Apply the paint to the stencil. To avoid bleeding, make sure that there is only a small amount of paint on the roller at all times.
Remove the stencil and reposition it. Depending on your stencil, you may need to wait for your design to touch dry to avoid smudging the previous stencil. Repeat until the whole floor is covered.