Painting hardwood floors

Old 03-28-02, 06:11 PM
D. Lynn
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Painting hardwood floors

I took up the carpet in a spare bedroom that I plan to turn into a home office. There are dark (almost black) stains in a pattern outside the area that the bed was located in. I'm not sure if these stains were caused by dog urine or not. I don't want to go to the expense of trying to refinish the floor, so I was thinking about painting the floor in the middle of the room where the stain is to "look like" an area rug. I plan to use a solid color and stencil around the edge. Can this be done (painting a hardwood floor) and if so, what kind of paint do I use? If it turns out that I hate it afterwards, can the paint be removed? Or is it permanent to the point that I would have no other choice but to put down another carpet? I really don't like carpet. Does anyone have any tips?
Old 03-28-02, 10:02 PM
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Painting wood floors

Go to for some great pictures. Go to for very helpful info. If you decide later to redo the floors, paint can be stripped or sanded off the floors.

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