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Posted by Mr. Paint on March 12th, 2003 10:58 AM
In reply to floor painting by Donna on March 12th, 2003 10:41 AM [Go to top of thread]

Donna - Chances are you have oil on those floors - are they very shiny? Very shiny floors are often a sign of oil - latexes aren't as shiny.

I would not sand the floors - there is likely to be lead there too. Lead dust can be a problem.

Make sure they are clean - alcohol works really well in cutting grease,dirt, and wax.

Home Depot has a new Glidden floor paint which is great! It is new to them - but has been around in other labels for years. I have used it many times - in my own old farmhouse too - and it works wonderfully.

I personally like the oil for interior floors - I like the look of a shiny floor - plus which you will get very good durability - and it will be close in look to what the house would have had originally.

Mr. Paint

ps you can call 1-800-Glidden or go to for further advice


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