How to Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor

Discover how you can instantly give your floor an upgrade with this DIY project! Get ready for a beautiful and timeless checkerboard design that requires no specialist skills.

Looking for an easy way to add style and timeless charm to your floor? Learn how to paint your own beautiful checkerboard floor this weekend with these simple DIY tips!

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Are you ready to take your DIY skills to the next level and add a bit of pizzazz to your home décor?

Painting a checkerboard floor can do just that! With some careful planning, thoughtful painting, and an eye for detail you’ll be able to make a truly unique statement in any room.

Not only will your friends be impressed, but you’ll also have pride in knowing that it was all done with your own two hands.

Read on for our comprehensive guide on how to paint a beautiful checkerboard floor – let’s get started!

Today, I am sharing How to Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor.

Come on, I’ll show you.

Are you looking to add a fun and unique touch to your home?

Look no further than painting a checkerboard floor!

It will make for an eye-catching showpiece, that is not easy to forget.

Plus, you don’t need to be an expert artist or even have any prior experience in painting – with the right guidance, anyone can learn how to paint their own beautiful checkerboard floor.

In this post we’ll cover everything from preparation steps before starting, which tools are necessary, step by step instructions on how to achieve the perfect geometrical patterned design and tips on how to maintain it afterwards.

So get ready — let’s take our first brush stroke towards curating a work of art under your feet!

This is the “before” pic of the greenhouse floor.

The concrete floor in the greenhouse was just awful.

It was dyed in orange and black stripes.


It definitely need a makeover.

And paint is the easiest and most affordable way to update your flooring.

Are you ready to take your home decorating skills to the next level?

If so, then you are in the perfect place!

The skill and art of painting a checkerboard floor is an easy technique that anyone can master with just a few simple tools and creative ideas.

Painting a checkerboard style floor with any combination of colors or patterns will give your room an elegant look that catches people’s attention immediately.

Learn how to paint a beautiful checkerboard floor with this step-by-step guide full of helpful tips and tricks.

What Do I Need to Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor?

These are the supplies that I used.

Get ready to give your floors an amazing makeover!

Whether you’re looking for a timeless design or just want something fun and stylish, this DIY project will have your floor looking stunning in no time.

You will need: knee pads, blue tape, scotch masking tape, latex gloves, small paint bucket, paint brush, tape measure , roller screen, roller frame with paint roller, yard stick, a floor tile in the size that you want your squares, two colors of paint with primer and floor sealer.

How To Paint a Beautiful Checkerboard Floor

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.

Beings that I was painting the floor black and white, I painted the entire floor white first.

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.

you may have to paint two coats of paint.

I like to use a paint with primer in it, as it will give you better coverage.

I let it dry for 2-3 days to make sure that the paint was cured.

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I found the center of the room and this is where I will start drawing out my pattern.

I used a 24″ x 24″ ceramic 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.

I taped off all of the squares that I wanted to remain white, so that there was no confusion once I started painting.

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I taped off every other square that was to be painted black.
If I were to tape off every black square, the tape would cover into another square.
You will paint the black squares in two different phases.
I used Scotch brand masking tape to tape off the squares.

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.

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After the paint was dried, I took off the tape.

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 waited 24 hours before I put the furniture back in the room.

Painting a checkerboard style floor is an easy and rewarding DIY venture.

Depending on the colors or patterns you choose to use, your checkerboard floor will be something truly unique that can bring life and atmosphere to any room it inhabits.

You now have all the knowledge necessary for painting a beautiful checkerboard floor, so make sure to use the tips and tricks found in this guide when beginning your DIY project.

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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.

Wow, we’ve learned a lot today about the art of checkerboard floor painting!

Now that you have all of the knowledge you need to start your painting project, it’s time to get creative with color and pattern options until you find an aesthetic look that fits your room best.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and think outside of the box.

Painting checkerboard floors is an easy home refurbishment technique to master if done correctly and creatively.

Paint something bold and unique or stick with classic designs, either way, it will be sure to catch the eyes of everyone who enters the room.

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Congratulations, you’ve just completed your journey in creating a unique and eye-catching checkerboard floor.

Whether you used bright colors to give the room a modern flair or soft shades to create a peaceful atmosphere, this classic and timeless design will continue to give you satisfaction for years to come.

It’s easy to see why painting a checkerboard floor continues to be popular among interior designers — the simple yet impactful features can completely transform any space.

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Stacy Ling

Friday 9th of June 2023

Wow this transformation is gorgeous!

Renae Frey

Monday 19th of June 2023

I love a checkerboard floor. So much fun.

Wendy McMonigle

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

What a fun project Renae! love the pop it adds to your garden shed.

Renae Frey

Monday 19th of June 2023

It made a huge difference. It was a fun project.

KariAnne Wood

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

What an amazing project! I love the way it turned out!

Happy day friend! KariAnne

Renae Frey

Monday 19th of June 2023

Me, too. Hugs to you.

Jennifer Howard

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

WOW! Your greenhouse looks enormous!

Renae Frey

Monday 19th of June 2023

It's long and narrow. It's a fun place to decorate. Hugs to you.

AnnMarie| Simply2Moms

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

This came out so beautiful!! I love it!

Renae Frey

Monday 19th of June 2023

Thank you so much. It was a fun project.