Painting the Sunroom Floor
Hi sweet friend!
So if you remember right after we moved I painted all our interior walls (except the sunrooms) a really light grayish blue. Then I used some of the leftover paint to paint our sunroom floor with that same paint. Basically they needed painted and that’s what I had so that’s what I used. It was by no means a paint that should be put on a floor and as a result it didn’t hold up well, no surprise there haha! Well I finally go around to re-doing them!
Here’s what they looked like before with the blue paint. They look dirty, I promise they aren’t they’re just very scraped and worn.
The Process of Painting
Choosing a paint for the floor would have been a rigorous process for me and my indecisive ways but I completely lucked out! An amazing blogger I’ve followed for years Liz Marie Galvan at www.lizmarieblog.com painted almost all the floors on her first floor literally 2 weeks before I was planning on painting ours. It ended up being the best coincidence ever! She sampled all kinds of colors and then choose one and I absolutely loved it!
Normally, I would always suggest buying several samples to test and live with them for a couple days to see them in different lighting throughout the day. However, Liz’s home is very bright with lots of natural light and she shared a ton of pictures. Since this was going in our sunroom I felt the color was reading true, and a great example of what it would look like in our space. Also, if I was wrong our sunroom is small and took less than half a gallon to paint so I wouldn’t be out that much money or time.
The Paint Color
I purchased the paint from Home Depot. I had them mix up the color “Tapestry Beige” by Benjamin Moore in their Behr Porch and Patio Floor paint with a satin finish.
Painting the Floors
Okay first of all let me just apologize for the terrible lighting! I decided to start this project on a Saturday night at 8pm haha! When the mood to paint strikes I go with it!
If you’ve never painted a floor you’re missing out! Well maybe not but it’s seriously so easy to do! I went along all the edges with this edging tool that you can find HERE. Then I attached a paint roller to an old, very old haha, broom handle and rolled the rest. It might have taken me 20 min for the first coat. After it dried I gave it another good coat the next morning. After I applied the second coat I put a fan on it and let it dry most of the day before we walked (only with sock feet) on it. It says it takes 72 hrs to dry completely and 30 days to cure. After those 30 days you can clean it like you normally would. So we’ve been very careful 😉
Beyond be 100% obsessed with this color I would also like to say that I’m also impressed with the quality of this paint! Home Depot always has the BEST customer service, at least the one near us does, and they helped me choose the paint and also let me know that I didn’t need to seal it with anything. I had a poly floor sealant in my cart, but was informed that this paint is made to hold up on the floor. Had I been painting any other rooms, especially a kitchen, I probably would have still wanted to seal it just for that extra protection, but for now in this room I took his word and we’ll see how it goes 🙂 The paint is nice and thick and creamy so I would have almost been okay with one coat but I always prefer 2, and I had plenty of paint.
Okay, so on to the color! You guys! I’m in love! As you can see from the pictures below it almost changes in different lighting. Sometimes it looks more grey sometimes more beige but I honestly love that! I cannot say enough good things! It’s bright and light without being a “white”. It’s basically the perfect neutral color! What do ya’ll think?
Fresh for Spring
I’m a very visual person so I would have been pinning all kinds of painted floors, bought 27 sample colors, and then spent a huge amount of time trying to make up my mind! I’m so so glad Liz decided to paint her floors, especially when she did! So shout out to her for the serious inspiration! And for having perfect timing too 😉 If by some chance you’re not already familiar with her then you most definitely should head there next!
This room feels so fresh and cheerful for spring! Every time I walk back there in the morning to drink my coffee I’m happy and I can’t help but think that’s what it’s all about 🙂
I hope you have a happy place to enjoy in your home!
**Ps. If you happened to notice and are wondering, yes that’s a new table in this room! I’ll be sharing all the details on it soon!