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How I Chalk Painted Wood Floors

I am often asked How I Chalk Painted Wood Floors so today I want to share the details. It’s a great product as you will see, but there is something you should know. This is one of the best things I have done to a floor, it has lasted years and is still keeping up! Chalk Paint your laminate floors, linoleum floors, even chalk paint your concrete floors. There are so many options when it comes to chalk painting your floors. At the bottom of this post I will share many questions and answers asked about chalk painting floors.

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How I Chalk Painted Wood Floors

Chalk painting is so easy that I left this project up to our 15 year old daughter Alea. She used Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Dried Sage. What’s great is that you can buy it on Amazon. For those that are new to me. I have been painting since I was a child. Let’s just say that I have used many types of paint and many brands. My current chalk paint that I use is Dixie Belle. It’s quick and easy to order off Amazon and it’s a great product. Plus the color selection is really pretty. Instead of a solid color, you can white wash your floors. Using a dry brush, lightly paint over the surface.

 

 

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Do you have to sand your floors first?

Are you wondering if you should sand your floors before painting? This is How I Chalk Painted Wood Floors. I did sand the floors first. You don’t need to sand a lot, but you want to rough it up for better adhesion. I know they say you don’t have to sand before chalk painting but I always do for long term results and peace of mind.

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The painting part is easy with the right paint brush. You can find my favorite paint brush. The best part is that it’s under $10 and washes out beautifully even when using chalk paint. Alea applied two coats of chalk paint and then waxed the floor with Annie Sloan clear wax.  When you purchase affiliate links the small commission I make helps keep my blog running. Painting wood floors with chalk paint is a great decision! It can really change the look of a room without buying new flooring.

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How I Chalk Painted Wood Floors

Here is what you need to know with Chalk Painted Wood Floors. When you wax the floors, it will leave marks on the floor when you move the bed. Now for most people they wouldn’t care as these are clear marks but for Alea, she doesn’t like it. So I would recommend a Polycrylic sealer. It is really smelly, so do this on a day that you can open the windows. I would also wear a Paint Mask for personal protection. This is something I use everyday when I paint. I have recently painted my plank flooring in my new office. But I will share a tutorial on how I made the plank flooring.

If you are still unsure about chalk paint and want to get to know it better, I have an ebook perfect for you. It tells you all of the basics of chalk painting, as well as brands I love and ones you want to stay away from.

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How to clean chalk painted wood floors?

It would depend if the wood has a finish on it. My floors have the polyacrylic sealer so there is no way to get the paint off unless you sand them. I would just mop them with soap and water and if you have used wax or sealer you should be fine. If you want to steam clean I would try a corner area and see what happens as you could always touch up the paint there if it does come off.

How to distress chalk paint kitchen floors?

So begin by prepping and painting as you would normally. Then sand down the areas you want distressed. I would personally seal kitchen floors with a polyacrylic, as this is a well used place and will last longer that way.

How to seal bathroom floors?

To seal bathroom floors I would do a couple layers of polycrylic. This will make for a long lasting sealed floor.

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How much chalk paint to use for floors?

This room is 8×10 and we used 2 quarts of paint for a couple coats. A quart of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint covers about 150 sq ft.

Can you paint half the room at a time?

Yes. That’s what we did for this room.

How much polycrylic sealer do you use?

I personally didn’t use polycrylic on this floor. But a quart of polycrylic covers about 125 sq ft.

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Can I use a roller instead of a brush?

Yes, if your space is big enough a roller will work great.

How to chalk paint laminate floors?

It is the same process as wood floors. I would make sure to sand laminate to rough up the surface for better adhesion. Once you have lightly sanded the surface and cleaned it just chalk paint as you would the floors. You can then also use a sealer as well. Here is a link about chalk paint laminate floors to get a more detailed version.

How to chalk paint concrete floors?

Simply clean your surface and then begin to paint. Let the coats dry fully until applying the next coat. If your floors have been painted or are coated with something, I would give them a light sanding. If you want to read more about chalk painting concrete floors I will share a tutorial.

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Thx so much for dropping by. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. You can find more painting tips, recipes and home styling on my blog as well as on Instagram at HallstromHome.

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On the blog I have many other tutorials that will help you on painting tips and styles. Have you tried milk paint? It is super cool, I will share a tutorial on how I milk painted some furniture. Another fun one, is using a dark wax after chalk painting. It turns out super cool and antiqued looking.

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  2. Jamie D Avatar
    Jamie D

    Would this same paint and process work on bamboo flooring?

    1. I have never tried it. But I would imagine it would work the same! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Thank you soooooo much for this post! I have been wondering and debating over using chalk paint over our bedroom hardwood floors and this post gave me the push to go for it! Your floors look incredible – thank you for all the information and inspiration 🙂

    1. Yes chalk paint is great! That’s going to be such a great project. Let me know how it goes!!

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  11. Hello! I live in a older house which I love, but most of the rooms have the old orangish color wood floors. Most of the finish has worn off. Do I have to sand them to get the chalk paint to stick? Also, instead of a brush could I use a roller? I chalk painted my cabinets and a roller worked great on them. P.S, this room looks beautiful!

    1. Hello Bobbi. I would sand the floors just to assure that the paint will stick. You can definitely use a roller! Thanks so much, and I would love to see how chalk painting your floors go!!

      Best Rhonda

  12. Love, love love this room! May I ask, did you paint the bed & all the furniture with chalk paint also? I’m redoing a bedroom, and keep coming back to these pics. It’s just so calm & understated – except for that perfect splash of yellow. Love it!

    1. Thank you Annie! Yes I painted the bed and night stand with chalk paint. The splash of yellow is perfect for this bedroom.

      Let me know if I can help you any further
      Rhonda

      1. Linda C Wiskoski Avatar
        Linda C Wiskoski

        Rhonda I was admiring the finish on the bed. I have s similar style bed. Which paint color did you use? Also did you use wax or a poly to seal it?
        Thank you Lun

        1. For this bed, I actually bought it from Target! I will share the link with you below.

          https://rstyle.me/~ag5rD

  13. Always inspirational and dreamy ❤️

    1. Thanks so much Kim!

  14. Erika Avatar
    Erika

    Absolutely gorgeous! Can you please send me the link you sent to Jan about chalk painting laminate floors? Thank you!

    1. Thank you Erika. Here is a post on chalk painting laminate floors. Hope that helps.
      Rhonda

      https://www.hometalk.com/9306270/how-to-chalk-paint-wood-laminate-floor?expand_all_questions=1

  15. Bronwyn Bean Avatar
    Bronwyn Bean

    Hi,
    I know this may sound silly, but i steam clean my floors and just wondering would steam cleaning work on chalked wood, or would it remove the paint?

    1. Thats a good question.I think it would depend if the wood had a finish on it before you painted. My floors have a finish that is mostly worn off so there is now way to get the paint to come off unless you sand them. Maybe try a corner area and see what happens as you could always touch up the paint there if it does come off.

  16. Ann McFarland Avatar
    Ann McFarland

    Rhonda I love looking over and over and over your beautiful creations ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  17. Have you ever painted a kitchen floor with chalk paint, distress, and waxed?

    1. Hello Sue
      I personally have not but was told that it does work. One would want to use a poly coat instead of wax for longevity

  18. Sharmaly Avatar
    Sharmaly

    How do You Clean them? My waxed Floors have to Be rewaxed and buffed and just dry mopped. Is it the same wuth these?

    1. I clean these floors like I would a chalk painted and waxed table. Just a light cleaner and water on a rag.

  19. Jan Benner Avatar
    Jan Benner

    Can you use this paint on laminate flooring?

    1. Jan,
      Thanks for asking I am going to send you a link that tells you all about it. She said it works great on laminate floors.

      Thx, Rhonda

      1. Stephanie Olmsted Avatar
        Stephanie Olmsted

        Can you share the link for using on laminate flooring.

  20. Hi there, this looks great! Could you do this on bathroom floors as long as you used the polycrylic sealer?

    1. I personally haven’t painted bathroom floors but have heard to use a couple coats of poly for long lasting protection

  21. Super nice and great to find. I was trying to find out whether I could use chalk paint on hardwood floors and I found your post! I have to fix my father’s house floors and this is great help. Do you know how much paint your niece used and approximately what area it covered? Thank you so much!!!

    1. Hi thanks for dropping by. This room is an 8×10 so it is super small. It required 2 quarts of paint. I hope that helps.

      Warmest Regards Rhonda

  22. Linda wozniak Avatar
    Linda wozniak

    Can you do half the room at a time if you have large bedroom pieces and no where to put them? How much chalk paint did it take and how large was this room? And how much lacquer?

    1. Hi thanks for dropping by. Honestly we did do this room by painting half the first day and then the other half the next day. I actually used waxed on the floors and not lacquer, so I would think 1 quart of lacquer would work. This room is an 8×10 so it is super small. It required 2 quarts of paint. I hope that helps.

      Warmest Regards Rhonda

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