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.