(PRWEB UK) 28 October 2011
Hardwood flooring has its own unique visual appeal but protecting it from damage is a major challenge. Over time the floor is bound to wear out, even more so if its used by children or pets. To make a wooden floor resistant to everyday wears and tears, it is a worthwhile idea to invest in floor paint made specially to protect a valuable wooden floor. Floor paint will make a hardwood floor look shiny and smooth while making it resistant to scratches and knocks.
Applying floor paint to a hardwood wooden floor is an easy process and it can be done without prior experience. First of all, the correct preparation of the floor will need to be done so it is ready for colouring.
Step 1: All existing coatings must be removed and the surface sanded back to a smooth finish – do not use an abrasive paper finer than 120 grade.
Step 2 - Knock in any nails
Step 3 – Fill any holes or imperfections with a woodfiller.
Step 4 – Allow dust to settle then vacuum
Step 5 – Wipe over with white spirit and allow to dry thoroughly.
Step 6 – Apply in a warm and well ventilated room
Ensure that the knots in the wood are sealed correctly.
Wooden floor paint can be applied with a roller, brush or a pad. A pad generally holds more paint that a brush making application of paint an easier process. A pad covers the floor in longer smoother strokes.
To apply, dip the pad evenly into the paint, ensuring only the flock is covered and pull it in the direction of the wood grain. Apply a minimum of 2 coats, allowing 4-6 hours before re-coating.
Once dry, not only will the floor have the perfect finish, it will also be resistant to flaking, peeling and chipping and maintaining its finish for longer.
Choosing the right floor paint is important, a good floor paint will ensure that your floor is resistant to water, oil and household chemicals and easy to wipe clean much like interior paint and anti mould paint.