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Which paint to use on timber floor?

JoeAzza
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Which paint to use on timber floor?

Hi

I have a timber floor in a bedroom that was painted previously with water based paint, I now want to repaint it , using a water based semi gloss or low sheen paint. Has anyone done this before, if so what paint could I use, I want to paint it black.

I was thinking of using a door and trim paint  which is a hard wearing paint, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

We are currently in lockdown so I can't go to a store and discuss it with the paint experts.

Thank you.

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MitchellMc
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Re: Which paint to use on timber floor

Hi @JoeAzza,

 

I'd suggest you go for a dedicated floor paint as opposed to a door or trim paint. I've reached out to Dulux to enquiry about their trim and door paint Aquanamel, and they definitely don't recommend it for floors. They've recommended Perfect Floor by Porter's. It appears that we can achieve a fairly black colour by tinting it. This would be a special order product, though.

 

We do stock Feast Watson 4L Satin Timber Floor Paint. Unfortunately, black can not be achieved in that paint, and the closest would be charcoal.

 

If the paint used here is trim and door paint, and you've seen reasonable longevity, then that would suggest you could use it again. Just make sure you clean the floor thoroughly with Sugar Soap and rinse it off before you paint.

 

Let me mention @ProjectPete to see if he has any thoughts.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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JoeAzza
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Re: Which paint to use on timber floor

Thank you .@MitchellMc

I had a look at Porters, Perfect Floor, this is probably what I will go with

Porters - Affogato.

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MitchellMc
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Re: Which paint to use on timber floor

Sounds great, @JoeAzza! Makes sure you take some before and after pics as we would love to see the transformation.

 

Mitchell

 

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JoeAzza
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Re: Which paint to use on timber floor

Finally finished painting my timber floor, I ended up using Haymes premium , exterior low sheen extra dark tint, Black paint

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MitchellMc
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Re: Which paint to use on timber floor?

That looks stunning @JoeAzza

 

I'll be interested in hearing the long-term results of using an exterior acrylic instead of a dedicated floor paint. If it holds up, that would certainly open up more possibilities colour selection wise. You'll need to keep us updated.

 

Many thanks for sharing your finished project. I trust you're super excited with the results.

 

Mitchell

 

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JoeAzza
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Re: Which paint to use on timber floor?

Thank you @MitchellMc, for extra protection , I have ordered a large rug to help reduce wear on the the painted floor.

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