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room setting with painted concrete floor

HOW TO PAINT A

CONCRETE FLOOR

painted concrete floor

Painting concrete is becoming more and more popular and, therefore, I thought it maybe of interest to see what can be achieved with a great deal of patience and, in my opinion, a lot of talent.

Margo Cuccio not only found out where the much sought after "Breakthrough" sealant* can be obtained both in America and the UK (details below) but also sent me instructions and pictures showing the results of her efforts.  I am sure you will agree it is most impressive.

She writes as follows:-

Here is a photo of my work in progress: The floor was prepared per your instructions - I had to prepare the floor by filling some cracks. I used two products manufactured by DAP. They worked wonderfully. 

I painted a base coat over the Kilz* to match the grout in my fireplace. 

Floor was marked in pencil as if we were laying tile and grout lines were taped in before painting. Works best to peel off the tape as you complete a few squares. 

Next I'm using a sea sponge and a stipple brush to achieve the desired effect overlapping colors and in spaces letting the base color show through as long as it's not by a grout line. 

concrete floor in the process of being painted

 

When people heard of my intentions to paint the floor they thought I was nuts. 

Painted it to look like tile to match the colors in my natural stone fireplace. 

room setting with finished painted concrete floor

My only complaints are that it's tedious and sitting on a floor painting as long as I have makes you hurt all over. I finally had a brainstorm and started using one of those little foam gardening pads that you use to kneel on.

People can hardly believe their eyes. Everyone who has seen it now says it's beautiful! 

* Kilz is a primer and/or sealer.


 


 

 

 

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