Discovering hardwood floors under carpet can be an exciting experience. However, a lot of hard work comes along with discovering those floors. Usually sanding and polishes the floors up is required. Once the cleaning up of the floors is complete, staining and paintings the floors can be fun to do. Heck, some people even stencil their floors to add uniqueness and beauty to a room. With the guide below, you can discover how to stencil your hardwood floors as well.
To create a beautiful stenciled floor you will need a gallon of colored floor paint, stencils, stencil paint brushes, a wall roller, stencil paints, a paint tray, masking tape, and patience. You can find all these materials at any paint store or craft store, but patience you just have to have for this project.
The cost of all materials usual ranges between $30 and $50 dollars depending on where you get the materials. If you don't have a lot of money and are looking to save on material just go online and download some free printable stencils that you can print off and use instead. Then, purchase the paint brushes, paint rollers, paint trays, and masking tape from your local dollar store or discount store instead.
Stenciling the Floors
When you have all your materials for stenciling your floor, you can then take your gallon of colored paint and pour half of it into your paint tray and begin painting your floor with your rolling brush. (Trust me, you don't want to paint your floor using regular paint brushes it will take to long and come out horrible.)
After you're down rolling paint onto the floors, allow the paint to dry for about a day and after do a second coat and allow the paint to dry again for one more day.
Once the floors are dried, pick the stencil you want to decorate your floor with. After, place the stencil onto your floor, and add tape around the edges of the stencil so the stencil sticks to the floor. Now, take your stencil brush and some stencil paint and begin painting the stencil design onto the floor by filling in the blank spots of the stencil with paint. Do this gently by dabbing small amounts of paint into the empty spots. You do not want the brush to be overloaded with paint because the stencil will bleed and create a mess instead of a beautiful design.
Once you have painted your stencil design onto the floor, gently pull the stencil and masking tape up and allow the wet painted design to dry on the floor. This takes about 12 to 24-hours.
By now your floors should by painted, stenciled with beautiful designs, and dried, which means you now have a beautiful stenciled floor that you have created yourself. It wasn't that hard was it?
Now if you thought your hard wood floors came out great by stenciling them and you want to stencil other floors in your home, but they aren't wooden floors, that's okay because you can stencil any floor that is concrete and tile as well. It doesn't just have to be hardwood floors.
You can even stencil carpet with fabric stencil paints; however you wouldn't need to paint the whole entire carpet with paint. All you would need to do is get a stencil design, a stencil brush, tape, and some fabric stencil paint and tape down the edges of the stencil to your carpet and fill in the stencil with the fabric paint by gently dabbing the paint into the empty spots and then allowing the stencil to dry. It's really simple to do!
I wish you all the best of luck with your floor stenciling and I really hope you got some great information out of this article! Best of luck to all!