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So lets say you buy a house with ruined carpets( my case, dog pee and poop) and you don't want to put new carpets in for a few years. Painting your plywood floors is a cheap alternative. And gets quite the attention . Great for a clumsy person who always spills or kids. Here are my living room, stairs, bedrooms and hallway. Sorry aboot the sideways pictures and low quality pictures. Have fun.
 
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Step 1: Clean Floor And Prime

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I used tsx cleaner to scrub the floor with, rinsed thoroughly, let dry for a couple days. I used KILZ odour and feces blocking primer. Two Coates applied.

Step 2: Start Taping Your Pattern.

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When I started I had no idea what pattern I was goin to make and just rode the wave starting to tape around the room. And with help the long pieces.

Step 3: Press All Tape Down Hard

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Make sure you press all the tape down hard making sure all air bubbles are out, and edges are all down otherwise you'll end up with sketchy lines.

Step 4: Paint

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For the top layer I used high traffic floor paint. Two Coates.

Step 5: Take Tape Off

Take your tape off with care. If you improperly washed the floor you'll find out now as it will chip

Step 6: Touch Ups

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For my living room I painted blue circles in the intersections with smaller gold circles in the centre
Dr.Duckhunt (author) 27 days ago
Thank you! They have been great! And easy to clean. I'd love to see what you come up with!
adowling41 month ago
That is such a fantastic, simplistic, money saving idea!!! Thanks for posting your brilliant, innovative idea. I think I'm going to try it out; I will send you pictures of my finished product if I end up going this route. Again, thank you very much!!
Dr.Duckhunt (author) 10 months ago
No sealant, just because they aren't long term enough. However the high traffic area paint has held up very well over the past year. It's the subfloor itself. I will be putting carpet back in within the next couple years
dtousey10 months ago
Did you put some sort of sealant over the finished product? is this the plywood layer of the subfloor, or did you add a layer to your floors?
Dr.Duckhunt (author) 10 months ago
Thank you
audreyobscura10 months ago
Nice work! I like the geometry you went with a lot!