If you decide to paint the floor yourself, then for this, it must be prepared very carefully. Eliminate the cracks between the boards, repair the potholes, level the deflection of the floorboards and so on. The more flattened and leveled the floor, the more beautiful and practical the surface will look in the end.
The paint must be completely dry. Before the work starts, the paint ready for use must be thoroughly mixed and made on a piece of dry board, it should be applied in a thin layer. The sample should be kept for about two days. If it does not stick to your fingers after this time, then it dries well. Before mixing linseed oil and thickened paint, they should be checked individually. If they do not dry up completely in two days, they are not suitable for work.
When applying paint made using modern technologies, these methods of verification are eliminated, as the manufacturer guarantees the specified drying times.
Wooden floors must be painted in two or three layers. The first layer should dry for about a day, the second - about two. And a very important detail - when applying the top layer, the direction of movement of the brush or roller, should coincide with the direction of the wood fibers.
Coloring can be simple, improved and high-quality.
Simple .Apply the first layer, not very dense consistency and after two days a second layer is applied. In the worst case, if some parts of your floor are visible, after a couple of days or three days, apply a third layer. If the painting was done with drying oil, then the leftovers are washed off with hot water, without using soap or soda, as they destroy the surface and reduce gloss.
The paint must be applied, very thin layers, very carefully shading. Thick applied layers will wrinkle, dry for a long time, have an uneven surface and, as a rule, an unattractive appearance. The thinner the applied layers and the better they are dried before applying the next layer, the higher the quality.
Color of improved quality .In 1 liter of drying oil, add 100 - 150 g.dry or grated paints, and carefully thin the floors with a thin layer. After two days, putty, eliminate all the existing defects. After the plaster has completely dried, peel the entire floor with a medium-grained sandpaper, and then grind well. After that, apply the first layer, diluted to a more liquid state than the one that is prepared for the application of the base layers. After drying, apply the final couple of layers.
High-quality wood floor painting. It is performed, just like the improved one, but the floor surface is completely covered twice. Shpaklevku recommended to make a color, adding a paint in it, the same color as the floor will be painted. Thus, the result will be beautiful, the joints of the boards are imperceptible, and the surface itself is very similar to linoleum.
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