Find out the simple steps we took to paint hardwood floors without having to sand at all.
Why would we paint hardwood floors?
The floors in our master bedroom were in rough shape. Don't get me wrong, they are 100 times better than what they used to look like. Unfortunately, these floors were not in the best shape.
With paint splats all over the floor, a large rectangle of the unfinished floor and a large block separating what was once two rooms. I was hoping to achieve a more cohesive look and paint was my solution.
Maybe one day we will refinish these floors, but for right now, the best and the most budget-friendly option was to paint.
This was the first step we took in our master bedroom makeover, look for more posts to come!
How to paint hardwood floors
The first step to painting hardwood floors is to prime them. We used Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer as it adheres to all surfaces without the need for sanding.
As usual, the first coat of primer looked terrible. We added a second coat of primer, and let it dry over night before adding a top coat.
There were also a few spots where a yellow tinge showed through, so another coat of primer was best.
After much research and talking to a number of paint professionals we chose Benjamin Moore Advance paint in a pearl finish for the top coat of the floors.
This paint was amazing and went on thick and beautiful, only needing one coat. We used about half a gallon for an 18'x12.5' room.
Just a warning for those who a more sensitive to smells, like I am. This paint has quite the smell. After finishing painting the fan was turned on, windows open and the bedroom door closed off.
Benjamin Moore Advance paint takes 3-5 days to cure before any furniture is to be brought back into the room. Because of the smell alone, it was easy to wait the full 5 days.
So far we are loving the change, and the cohesive look it brings. We can't wait for you all to see what else we have in store for this space!