FLOORS

Better Homes & Gardens - - Firsts -

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

At least two days. You’ll need to sand, clean, prime, and ap­ply at least two coats. Re­mem­ber to let each coat dry at least an hour; ar­eas with re­stricted air­flow may need longer.

WHAT’S THE PREP?

Paint­ing wood floors re­quires less sand­ing than re­fin­ish­ing them. For a sin­gle room (un­der 120 square feet), you can use a hand­held power san­der to scuff glossy sur­faces. Wear a mask while sand­ing. Re­move dust with a damp mop or cloth.

WHAT PAINT DO I USE?

Use a long-han­dled roller (and a brush for cor­ners) to ap­ply primer and at least two coats of floor paint, which dries fast and has scuff-re­sis­tant prop­er­ties. Try Behr Pre­mium Porch &

Pa­tio Floor Paint, $28/gal­lon; home­de­pot.com.

GOOD TO KNOW

Floor paint can be tinted to any shade just like wall paint.

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