Make It Monday: stencilling your floors

Make It Monday: stencilling your floors


Posted 8th October

If you have floors that are tired, dated, dull or damaged, there's a simple way to bring them back to life - going bold with a fun patterned, stencil design!

That's where Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Paint comes in.

You will need

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Floor Pain (two colours)
Small foam roller and tray
Large roller and tray
Paintbrush
Sander
Stencil
Cloth
Masking tape
Paint stirrer
Can opener

Directions

1. 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.

2. Take your 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 – check on the tin for drying times between coats. The thinner the coat, the more hard wearing it will be, as it will dry harder.

3. 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.

4. Take your second Chalky Finish Floor Paint colour (we used Anthracite) and apply a small, even amount of paint to a  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.

5. Voila!

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum





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