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Painting plywood flooring

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01-13-14, 02:50 PM   #1  
Painting plywood flooring


I've got a workshop (converted garage from the 1940s) with plywood flooring. I'd like to paint / protect it a bit. Any idea on what sort of paint would work best?

For context, I believe the floor sits a few inches above a concrete slab. I'm not sure much else beyond that.

I'm not looking for anything too exciting, just something that'll make the area easy to sweep/clean and will be durable for walking, working on.

Thanks very much.

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01-13-14, 08:10 PM   #2  
Porch paint would probably be best.

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01-14-14, 03:12 AM   #3  
An oil base porch and deck enamel will wear better than it's latex counterpart. You might also consider just applying a couple of coats of a satin poly as it won't show as bad as paint when it wears down.

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