Friday, January 24, 2014

Den gets a makeover :Painted Concrete floors

I have been ready to get rid of our carpet for quite a while. I also considered the thought of painting the concrete! Rather than over think it I just decided to do it! Last week we woke up Friday morning and decided to rip up the carpet, so we did! It definitely wasn't really planned out! We ended up having to put the furniture in the kitchen, and let me just say that was no fun!!

I definitely like the results and think change is good!! I'm not saying that I will leave it like this forever, but for now I am glad we did it! Here are a few pictures and then our crazy and quite random video of what took place!








 


 
Check out the video of how we did everything!!
 
 
 



Hope you have an amazing weekend! We are planning to repaint the walls and redo the kitchen soon! Should I document that too?? Love and hugs!!

17 comments:

  1. I would like to know if you actually used stain or paint for the swirling portion of this remodel? Thank you.

    Becky

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  2. What clear coat did you use?

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    1. I used Valspar clear top coat sealer paint/treatment. We got ours from Lowes.

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  3. Did you use paint of stain for the base coat?

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    1. We used a Valspar concrete paint in Base 2 (a shell/tan color).


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  4. Did you use paint or stain as the base coat?

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  5. Hey, did you dilute your stain? Did you while it off or clean before applying top coat? How long before you can apply top coat? Thanks!

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    1. Hey Megan, I used the stain directly as mixed from Lowes. I let the base coat dry overnight and then wiped it down before applying the stain.

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    2. Thank you all for the questions you asked and thank you Brandi for clearly answering them. That covers everything I needed to know. "Great job!"

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  6. What kind of stain did you use? I didnt know you could use stain over paint. I am going to do this to our basement this weekend :)

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  7. Thanks for your video - enjoyed your family. About a year ago I had seen another post from someone doing this floor. I couldn't get out the door fast enought to get to Lowes for supplies. It was a Thurs and I started tearing up our old vinyl in our small master bath. My husband (a contractor) moaned & worried it would be another messy project left half done. I proved him wrong! YEA! The ONLY problem I had was the horrible smell that took days to go away. Now I've found at Lowes an UNSCENTED, FAST DRYING poly to use, so I'm starting today to do the floor in our family room (created from 2 car garage by previous owners more than 9 years ago). The previous owner had painted large "tiles" on the floor ... not bad, but navy blue. The important idea I got from your post was using a rag mop instead of a roller. It's always bothered me to see the lines created by the roller even though it was scattered. Wish me luck - I hope to complete the project (alone) in 2-3 days while my husband is out of town. I'm going to try to paint just over the "tiles" to see how that looks. If it stinks or I mess up too much staying in the lines she created ... the whole floor will be done without tile look. BIG hassle that may slow me down is moving big furniture - recovering from broken arm and cut a knuckle 2 days ago. I won't be able to move the big TV so will just have to do that part after the fact when my husband can move it all for me. Guess I better get off the time eater here and get started. ;-) Thanks for the good tip.

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  8. Would love to know how this is holding up? We are getting ready to do it to our basement floor.

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  9. I know it has been many years since this den floor was done. I came across your post, and I love it. I was hoping to find out whatever became of the floor though. Did it hold up? Would you have done anything differently? Thank you in advance for any long term information that you can provide!

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  10. We just did this in our basement. Beware, the Valspar sealer is not meant to be used over anything . It made our floor very slippery and we are now trying to find out what can be used over it as it’s waterbased. Our basement is 1500 sq ft so this was ALOT of work.

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  11. Wondering if your floor is slippery? We did this and ours is. We used the same products

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