Who says all amazing things need to be practical??? Not me…
Ever since I became obsessed with interiors (way too long ago!) I have dreamed of painting my floor boards white and not just in one room…through the entire house. Every one tells me I’m crazy…my practical Dad (who is never wrong in my eyes) literally looks at me like I have two heads. But, I will do it eventually when I can find someone crazy enough to help me!
I have been collecting pictures of white painted floor boards to use as proof that it really is as rad as I think it is. So, now is the time to unleash the amazingness of pure white wood floors. It is a simple task to do and will change the look of your house in an instant, along with your kids dragging dirt through but it’s all in the name of something that is just bloody unreal.
Let me start by showing you the best pics of white painted floor boards just to get you on side. It’s worth it, I swear! Then when you’re sold on this idea…check out my simple list of instructions below to create your own white floorboards.
Need more convincing? See simple steps below on how to pull this off without too much of a sweat.
White Floor Boards – A simple list of instructions…I swear!
Before you get started you need to remember to prepare your floors.
- Flatten all nails that are sticking out with a hammer…hit hard and get them just below the surface. We don’t want them stealing the limelight.
- Make sure you fill any holes in the floors or around deep nails with putty. As much as all as you’re excited…give it time to dry!
- Now for exercise…sand your floors to remove stains, paint or glue that have built up over time.
Before you paint, make sure your floors are completely clean and there’s nothing hanging around that can get in the way.
- Now simply, use a roller or a paintbrush and apply a thin, even layer of a three-in-one primer, sealer and undercoat. You will need to do 2 coats with drying time between each coat.
- When the floors are dry, apply an even coat of floor paint. Probably best to do 2 coats again with dry time in between. Then seal the surface.
- To seal your surface make sure the floors are dry. Use a floor applicator to apply a clear, non-yellowing polyurethane sealer. Get a paintbrush to get into all corners and nooks and crannies. Sorry to be the bad news bearer, but this will require 4 coats…but this is what makes it last…so the more the better. Just remember to read detailed instructions for this step.