farm house Floors

jennybogOctober 7, 2012

Hello everyone. I live in a old farmhouse in new england. I have some floors upstairs that have been painted. We carpeted over them 9 years ago and now decided to rip up the carpet and re-paint the floors.We have chosen a very fun green color. We will be doing a very small 2 piece bath that is under the dormer and the hallway and stairs. I would love to see any painted floors that are out there.I have no interest in sanding and staining the floors up there. I have beautiful 24 inch wide pumpkin pine on the first floor .I would never paint that but this was in stalled much later when they put a second story on. Thank you

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barbcollins

I wish I had taken pictures of the painted wood floors in a river vacation house we stayed in a couple years ago.

The whole first floor was painted dark green and they looked great. I asked the owner what they used and he did say they used "porch" paint for durability.

I can't wait until someday I have that opportunity.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:07AM
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cearbhaill

Ask me in about three weeks :)
I am in the process of painting my hardwood- blasphemy to many, I know but it is perfect for me.
I LOVE old painted wood flooring!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:26AM
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glennsfc

I visit a cottage in Vermont every summer and it has painted wood floors...nothing fancy...just painted gray and they look great. And I'm a hardwood floor specialist.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 6:44PM
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jennybog

Thank you for all your replies. We have started repainting the floors green. They are pretty dreamy .I will post pics soon.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:40PM
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jkayepierce826

Jennybog--how did the floors turn out? Is it hard to maintain? Jen

    Bookmark   March 1, 2015 at 4:07PM
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jennybog

The Floors are Wonderful.Everyone that see's them think so.I also painted my Kitchen floor farmhouse gray.That is a real stunner!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2015 at 3:46AM
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mom2sulu

I would to see some pictures! They sound delightful!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2015 at 3:50AM
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jennybog

I will try and take them

    Bookmark   March 2, 2015 at 4:53AM
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jkayepierce826
Jennybog-- I would love to see photos :) I am thinking of putting white or gray painted floors in a beach house guest area rental--thus the worry about maintenance! I will be using an inexpensive 2" pine I believe. I have read you can finish with either a water or oil based finish, but the oil tends to yellow. And since I am already using a yellow-ish wood, I am unsure which product to use. What did you use? My builder is suggesting a porch paint. I just want durable!!
    Bookmark   March 2, 2015 at 8:23AM
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jfcwood

If you're looking for durability, don't paint your floor a light color.

If you do paint them a light color, it's probably best to expect to lightly sand and recoat them every few years.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2015 at 8:58AM
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jkayepierce826
Thanks, I can probably live with that, if it's every few years.
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jfcwood

If it's rental, I think it's ideal. Renter moves out, you prep the floor and recoat. The only thing then would be to make sure your renter uses proper cleaning products so they don't contaminate the surface and cause the new coat to peel later.

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jennybog

Mine our a light gray and we have no issue.You have to use Floor paint.I used porch.It looks as new as the day we painted it.

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