Since I’m getting a lot of questions about my painted and stenciled floor I’m going to try and give my version of a tutorial so here goes 😊
Ok disclaimer I had to have a little prayer moment and ask God to please remove my Crafting OCD for this project. Imperfections? Yep tons! But this design is just loud enough that it’s hard to tell (small blessings)
***Before you do anything make sure you have knee pads***
1) PREP IS KEY!!!
2) Clean and scrub your floor. I used TSP Substitute which is fantastic for prepping the surface of any project.
3) Prime Time! Because this is my kitchen floor, a huge traffic area, and things get spilled I chose a primer that was mildew resistant, sealant, and stain blocker. I wanted a solid coverage before moving to the next step so I applied 3 coats.
4) Paint! Because my primer and paint color are both white I only had to apply 1 coat of Chalk paint. I gave my floor 4 hours to dry after applying to make sure it was good and solid since I’d be walking and crawling all over it.
5) Bring on the stencil! I used an 8×8 stencil that I found on Amazon. I put strips of Delicate Surface Painters Tape on 3 of the edges knowing that I didn’t want the tape on one edge because it would be near damp paint. Using a high density foam roller and charcoal colored chalk paint I made sure not to pick up too much paint. This is super important because too much paint equals paint bleed, and we all hate that. I started inside the perimeter of the floor allowing space around the top to fill in later. Once I got comfortable this actually wasn’t too bad. I got in a rhythm of 3 minute cycles. 1 minute to place and paint and 2 minutes to slightly dry before removing the stencil.
6) Outside edge! This was the hardest part but deep breaths it will be ok. I simply curved the stencil in half and applied with MINIMAL paint!
7) Touch up! I went back after everything dried and used my white chalk paint and a small paint brush to cover any blemishes that really stood out. Remember do not let your OCD get the best of you. You are an artist and this is all done by hand. Give yourself credit for perfectly imperfect work!
8 ) Seal!! Again super important part. Remember when I said high traffic and spills? I chose a sealant that is mold & mildew resistant, seals out water, and doesn’t yellow. 3 coats!! Allow plenty of dry time in between
9) Step back and hug yourself! You just created a one of a kind piece of art!
The last pictures are of the products that I used.
Happy DIY’ing! ❤️
You are welcome! I have to say that I absolutely love my floors and it’s exactly what i wanted so I am super pleased with how they turned out
Thank you for posting details!! ! Love this. Going to try in bathrooms. My kitchen is a beautiful hardwood.
What does it feel like? From my experience chalk paint is very matte and looks like it would be hard to clean but I really don’t know. There’s no like gloss finish for easy wipe up.
Great job! I have almost the same kitchen as you, down to the faucet, the flooring. Everything! I might have to copy your lovely new floors!
I wanted to do this with my bathroom thank you for sharing. I had a question,I sent u a pm.
While I personally really like the floor you had before for a kitchen, I have to say you did an amazing job in transforming it, and this is something I would love in a laundry room or bath. Thank you for sharing your methods and supplies used. You should be very proud of the work you have done!!
I can’t tell from the pic and you may have answered, but what type of floor do you have? Ceramic or vinyl?
Question: how did you manage to keep a straight design? I don’t see any guiding lines and I’m sure if I try this I may get a curvy snake. 😂