Since I’m getting a lot of questions about my painted and

DWQA QuestionsSince I’m getting a lot of questions about my painted and

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! ❤️

18 Answers
answered 7 months ago

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

answered 7 months ago

The floor looks fantastic! You did such a beautiful job!

answered 7 months ago

My worries is that it will not last

answered 7 months ago

Thank you for posting details!! ! Love this. Going to try in bathrooms. My kitchen is a beautiful hardwood.

answered 7 months ago

Looks so fantastic! And not to be a creeper, but we share the same city 🙂

answered 7 months ago

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.

answered 7 months ago

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!

answered 7 months ago

I wanted to do this with my bathroom thank you for sharing. I had a question,I sent u a pm.

answered 7 months ago

WOW simply wow ❤️ you should be so proud of yourself! Ended up beautiful

answered 7 months ago

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!!

answered 7 months ago

TY for sharing. You did a great job.

answered 7 months ago

I can’t tell from the pic and you may have answered, but what type of floor do you have? Ceramic or vinyl?

answered 7 months ago

Drew, this is what I want for Christmas. For you to do this 😂

answered 7 months ago

Love it! I’d do extra coats of polycrylic on the floor to seal it in. 😊

answered 7 months ago

I love it too just wasn’t sure if it would last. I will have to give it a try

answered 7 months ago

Wow! What an amazing post/tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

answered 7 months ago

Great tutorial!
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. 😂

answered 7 months ago

I have never seen anything like this, what a fantastic idea