How to Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor
Hey Friends! I’m glad that you are here. I’m going to share a project that I just finished, it was part of my 2021 Home Project List. I am absolutely thrilled how it turned out.
You will need blue tape, scotch masking tape, latex gloves, small paint bucket, paint brush, tape measure , roller screen, roller frame with paint roller, yard stick, two colors of paint and floor sealer.
I swept the floor really well so that I wouldn’t be getting any debris in the paint, then I painted all of the edges of the floor. The color of my walls and the color of the floor are the same, so I didn’t need to tape off the base molding. Then I continued to paint the entire floor. I let it dry for 2-3 days to make sure that the paint was cured.
I used a 24″ x 24″ tin tile for my pattern. I laid it in the center of the room and drew lines on all four sides of the tile, then I continued those lines as far as they could go. I then measured 24″ from each line, continuing my pattern across the entire floor.
After the squares were taped off, I cut in with my paintbrush around the edges, then continued to fill in the squares. After letting the paint dry about 12-15 hours, I removed the tape. Then, I taped off the remaining squares to be painted black.
I rolled on two coats of floor sealer, making sure that the first coat was completely dry before I painted the second coat. The sealer dries in two hours, but I waitied 24 hours before I put the furnitre back in the room.
I am absolutely thrilled with how this DIY project turned out. I hope that this encourages you to start the DIY project that you have been dreaming about.
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