So happy that everyone has been enjoying the new kitchen floors!
STEP 3: Tape it up. We had a bunch of moulding in the kitchen so we needed to tape. Please remember if you use painters tape to remove it while the paint is still wet. If not the paint will stick to the tape and while it won’t bleed through it will remove a bit of paint when you take the paint off. If you have a steady hand I recommend free handing all trim.
After all of my research of painting floors the most recommended product was Valspar Oil-Based Porch and Floor paint. Well due to green laws NY state no longer sells oil-based paint. So I hit a dead end on that front. I thought about marine grade paint, but wasn’t certain if they could custom color and wasn’t too thrilled with the long drying time. Windsor Smith came to the rescue in the form of a recommendation in an old In Style article.
Step 5: Paint! Remember to stir the paint. It is recommended to be shaken for 3-5 mins prior to opening the can. Jon was still super happy! Don’t you love his faces? He thinks he is being funny so I always threaten to post the pictures. Enjoy sweetheart!
I swear this isn’t one of those projects where I say “we” and it was mainly Jon that did it. I helped during the entire project. Here is my paint stained butt to prove it!
Painting took about an hour and a half. Here is the room after one coat:
I love it! So far it’s been great. I was terrified of the dogs being on it, but they haven’t scratched it at all. I’ve also cleaned it with a swiffer and nothing happened. We moved in the appliances last night and all went smoothly with that as well! So for $50 (we had the other supplies already) we got a completely new look for our kitchen.
The paint color is actually a jade green. I got it custom colored in Spruce Green by Benjamin Moore. This was the original color of the walls. Those got repainted in Glass of Milk from Martha Stewart and my favorite shade of green went on the floors instead.