Apr 23, 2018

Prepare:

  • Knock down any protruding nails with a hammer and punch. Use a wood filler on holes, splits or dents
  • Sand where necessary and give the surface a good wipe over with a damp cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly 

Apply:

  • Depending on the condition of your floorboards, and the look you want to achieve, you may need two coats. If your floorboards are in good shape and you want a bit of the wood grain to show through, then one coat should be fine
  • If there are substantial blemishes then two coats are recommended, which will make them even harder wearing. Apply by brush or mini-roller (the kind you use for getting behind radiators)
  • Do not use a normal sized roller as this will cause drips in between the boards, which could be a problem if you are painting an upstairs room as the paint will work its way down onto the ceiling below

Trade Tip:

Use a medium pile mini-roller (the kind you use for getting behind a radiator) as a normal size roller is too big, which allows paint to flow down in-between the floorboards.