Painting Vinyl Floors – Vinyl floors are a type of low-cost floor covering, created so that people can install them on their own and designed for easy cleaning. It is usually found in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. This type of floor is usually available in a variety of colors and patterns. If you have gone through the process of installing this type of floor, remove it to place a new one can consume too much time. The advance in the paint products has made it possible to paint the vinyl floors. It is a cost-effective way to get a new floor when you can not afford to replace it. Vinyl flooring will not readily accept paint products, which means you will have to prepare it carefully before applying any paint product. The preparation includes sanding, removing surface top, priming and then applying a cover base.
Add 1/4 cup of TSP (trisodium phosphate) per gallon (3.78 liters) of water. TSP is a powder detergent that removes dirt and grime from various layer. Trape the solution over the entire floor. Use a long-handled brush to push the solution into slots or patterns on the painting vinyl floors with chalk paint. Rinse well with clean water. Allow the floor to dry before sanding. Sand the surface of the vinyl floor with 150 grit sandpaper and a plaster sanding extender. A sanding extender has a pad attaching at its end to attach the sandpaper. Sand the surface enough to apply the liquid gloss remover and give it a slightly rough feel. Creating a rough feel on the vinyl will allow the base and the paint to be fixing. Do not sand with such force to avoid tearing or tearing the top layer of the vinyl floor.
Moisten a cloth with the remover and clean the entire vinyl floor. The liquid shine remover will clean the sanding dust and remove the luster from areas that could not be reached with the sandpaper. Apply painter’s tape to the lower portion of the adjacent floors and tape them between them. Place plastic covers on the adjacent floors and seal the edge down with painter’s tape. The plastic protects adjacent floors from splashes of paint on the fibers of the roller and if casually wheels the paint too fast. Prepare the wood stain on vinyl floor with a first layer that also seals. It uses a high-quality base paint designed to adhere to all types of surfaces. Paint a base layer around the edges of the floor with the brush and then apply a solid uniform layer over the entire surface.