Some homeowners with hardwood flooring might be searching for a way to rejuvenate their hardwood flooring without refinishing them. One option that you may not have considered is painting your hardwood flooring. There are several benefits to painting rather than choosing to stain them, and L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc is here to address them.
Most Hardwood Floors Can Be Painted
While most wood flooring can be painted, there are instances where it may not work. If you have a glossy finish on your hardwood flooring, it likely won’t adhere properly to the gloss. That gloss finish should be removed before painting the floors. Before you paint any hardwood floor, you should always do a test area to see if the result is what you want. First, you should prepare a very small piece of the wood in an area that isn’t easily visible. Then, apply a small amount of paint to that area; enough to offer good coverage. Within 24 hours you should be able to see any cracking, bubbling and peeling if it is going to be a problem.
Benefits of Painting Hardwood Flooring
You may be wondering why anyone would want to paint their hardwood flooring? Here are some of the reasons as well as benefits to choosing to paint your hardwood flooring rather than refinishing.
• Interior Design– Many homeowners prefer the look of bare wood for their flooring, however, there are many that are looking for a unique take on hardwood flooring. Painting your flooring gives you the opportunity to add any design elements into the flooring with creativity and patterns. The sky’s the limit as far as color options go.
• Easily Cover Low-Quality Wood– Not all hardwood flooring is created equal. There are some hardwood flooring options that are low-quality and not matter what you do, it is hard to hide it. Painting is a good solution to this problem.
• Freshen Old Wood Floors– Like with any flooring, over time wear and tear takes its toll. Your hardwood flooring may have areas with discoloration and scratches that are hard to hide. Painting will give your wood flooring the facelift it needs.
• Save Time & Money– Rather than replacing your old flooring, painting it is much easier to fund. You can have the floors painted in a weekend and feel like you got new flooring without paying the price for it.
High Quality Paint is Needed
Because your flooring is going to experience a lot of wear with heavy traffic, you need to be sure you are using a high-quality paint. Traditional oil based paint is usually the best option for flooring because of its durability. Latex paints are great for walls, but when you need something that can withstand foot traffic, oil based paint is your best option.
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Painting your hardwood floors are no small task. The painting experts at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc offer flawless results and has the resources to paint your flooring quickly and efficiently. Call us today for more information.