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painting on old linoleum

Posted by Jill on April 19th, 2001 10:09 AM
In reply to painting old vinyl or linoleum by mo on June 12th, 1998 06:08 PM [Go to top of thread]

I have been searching on the very same thing. I have a repulsive linoleum floor in my kitchen. Here's what I found out -

*The older your floor the better
*Make sure the gloss is reduced by a good sanding and washing
*Using an Epoxy Enamel, paint your floor as you would a wall by cutting around the edge and rolling the center.
*Make sure you work so that when you're done you can get out of the room
*Stay away from white or very light colors - they will show every hair or speck of dirt. The same goes for very dark colors. It's best to find a happy medium. The woman who told me how to do this said she prefers the medium to light grey and green tones - but I'm sure you could experiment.
*Make sure you get all kids and animals out of the house for the weekend as the Epoxy Enamel is very smelly. It can take up to 8 hours to dry depending on the weather.

Hope this helps! I'm excited to try it!


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