Long, long back (in September) I began plotting how to get wonderful floors for very little cash. I was tired of my awful, stained carpet however didn’t have the cash for the hardwood floors I was dreaming of. So I chose I was going to paint the plywood subfloor in my living and lounge areas. Many months after thet, I am at last done!
Here is a quick run-down of how I did it.
1. Rip out old carpet and carpet padding. Remove all tack strips and staples from subfloor.
2. Patch the creases and staple holes. (This is the main part I truly wasn’t satisfied with. I utilized Flexible Floor Patch and Leveler. This was not the right decision. It is great in light of the fact that it flexes with the floor and all that stuff. But it is unpleasant because at you can’t sand it smooth).
3. Sand the floor. We recently utilized a little palm sander however obviously an extensive floor sander might work much quicker. Just recall that this is plywood – it is not going to be smooth.
4. Prime the floor with a good quality stag.
5. Paint the base color onto the floor. (Valspar porch and floor paint in ‘Chimney Smoke’)
Paint border around room (Valspar ‘Crucible’). To get nice crisp lines follow these steps.
6. Stencil the desired design inside the border.
7. Now seal the floor to protect the design of the floor.
***DIY source: www.lovelyetc.com