Your tired host and painter is ready for 15 minutes of painting after 7 hours of junk clearing, furniture moving, carpet ripping, tacking strip prying, staple pulling, minor sanding, sweeping, vacuming, and tack ragging.
The first coat. We are really digging it. The room appears twice a big and three times as bright. We're going to paint the walls too. White?
A note on floor paint. We used off the shelf Benjamin Moore white oil-based glossy paint with "excellent leveling properties." What that means is that the paint is thin and watery. It's like dipping your brush in milk. I guess that allows the paint to "level." Wall and ceiling paint has to be sticky enough to stay up there.
It covers very well though. It's the darkest thing I've every painted over.
The paint is opaque but the planks and imperfections show. Seems like a good thing to me. It invites you to walk on it without worrying about messing it up. The lines and dings give it texture and character.
What about an all white room? JoAnn is balking. I'm game. The advantages: very light and any color in the room would pop, even an off white. Disadvantages: sounds boring. We've had white rooms before but never with a white floor.
Well we're starting off with all white. We can always paint one wall a color.
|Ready mixed "White" enamal floor paint, glossy||
|OC-19 "Seapearl" Latex eggshell||
|Ready mixed "White" Latex semi-gloss||