If you currently have linoleum flooring in your home and want a change, consider giving them a paint job. That's right, you can alter the color of your linoleum floors easily just by following a few easy steps. Before getting started, make sure that your floor surface is free from dirt and debris by doing a thorough sweep and mopping (make sure you use a manufacturer-approved cleaner).
Once that's complete you're ready to move on to the sanding stage. Sanding linoleum floors is a necessary part of the painting process as it helps to make the surface smooth. It also allows the paint to stick better. After you're done sanding your floors, you'll need to clean them again. You want to make sure that all dust is removed from the surface before applying the paint; otherwise your floors will look lumpy.
Prior to applying the paint, you may want to consider laying down an oil or water base primer to help prolong the paint's life span. Note that oil base primer tends to be more effective than water base.
Once that's done, you're ready to paint. There are a few different ways you can go about this. More confident painters may try diamond patterns or even circles depending on their home décor. You could even antique the look of your linoleum floors by combining glaze and a stain and rubbing it on the linoleum with a rag. For something more complex, consider painting a border around the perimeter of the room, or in each linoleum floor tile. There's no end to the possibilities when it comes to painting linoleum floors!
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