Earlier this month I shared with you how we are taking our half bathroom and updating it to fit the modern farmhouse look I love. We started off by updating our walls with a modern diamond pattern and painting the glass backsplash a matte white. Next on the list are the laminate floors, which needed to fit the black and white in the rest of the bathroom. But new flooring wasn’t in the budget, so I decided to try painting the laminate floor.
We had porch & cement paint left over from the painted cement floor project, and it just happened to be in a dark gray color! So I did some research on how to best paint laminate floors and got to work. Below are the steps I followed and the supplies used to complete the floor update. Take a look and let me know what your final thoughts are in the comments below.
To paint a laminate floor you will need the following:
- Deglosser and/or Sander
- Porch Flooring Paint
- Painters Tape
- Angled Paint Brush
- Paint Roller
- Polyurethane Sealer
step 1 – prep your floors
Before removing the glossy finish you will need to sweep the floors completely. After that is finished you are ready to remove the glossy finish from the floor. You have two options for removing the gloss: Use a deglossing solution. Please make sure you follow the directions completely and use caution when handling the product. The other option is to use and an electric sander to sand away the glossy finish. This will be messy, but effective. If you do not wish to use the deglossing solution, or find your floors are still glossy, this is a good alternative.
step 2 – tape off the floor
Tape off the trim and edge of the floor.
step 3 – paint the floor
Use a high-quality concrete and porch paint for painting the laminate floor. Begin by trimming the edges with a paint brush, then finish with a coat of paint using a paint roller. Allow the floor to dry before adding a second coat. Repeat if needed. (My bathroom is completely closed off so I ran a fan the whole time to keep the air moving and to help the floor dry.)
step 4 – seal the floor
After the final coat of paint has completely dried you will want to add a protective sealant. I used a poly coating that is designed for heavy traffic and has a satin finish. Roll on the protective coating and allow to completely dry before walking on the floor.
Overall it was a fairly easy and inexpensive update, especially considering the cost of new flooring or tile! And it definitely brought the entire space together. This was the last step in the bathroom update. Now it’s time to reveal the entire bathroom space!
Wishing you the best as you work on creating your home, xo