You have heard that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can be used on just about anything. We wanted to share our experience of using Chalk Paint on floors.
Below is exhibit A - our store. The commercial grade basic carpet wasn't doin' much for us and it had a lot of wear and dirt patterns to it from the previous tenant. So one evening after closing the store, we jumped in with both feet and ripped out the carpet.
Of course, we had pulled up a small area in the corner to check and see what was underneath, just concrete! We were good to go. Then, look what surprise awaited us in the back. Yup, that's linoleum flooring from 30 years ago! And, yes, it was glued down like iron!
We worked into the wee hours of the morning and wished we had some dynamite to blast the cursed linoleum off. After way too many, and I mean many hours of stripping it down and questioning our sanity of our little project, we finally came up with this.
Fortunately, this went really quick and easy.
Rolled on the Chalk Paint and it covered beautifully!
And we just had to try out Annie's new water based Lacquer
Check out the after
We rolled the Lacquer on with a sponge roller in no time flat. We used only one coat since we want the floor to wear and have more of a natural patina.
Very little smell, even in an enclosed area
The stencils took some time but we think well worth the effort
I love how we can just sweep and mop the floor now.
Are you ready to do your floors?