Paint Linoleum Floor Tiles Paint Linoleum Floor Tiles

What You'll Need
Wire Brush or Light Sander
Broom or Vacuum Cleaner
Oil-Based Primer
Varnish or Clear Coat
Paint Brush

You do not need to call an expert to paint linoleum floor. This is a project that any homeowners can do themselves easily over the weekends. It is an inexpensive and a great way to change the look and feel of a room without having to redo and reinstall the entire flooring. Follow the simple steps below to paint your linoleum floor tiles.

Step 1 – Clean the Linoleum Floor Tiles

Thoroughly sweep or vacuum the floor with a broom or vacuum cleaner. Make sure that it is free from any debris and dust.

Step 2 – Sand the Floor

Lightly sand the entire linoleum floor tiles with a wire brush or light sander. Sanding the floor ensures that the paint stick properly and last longer.

Step 3 – Clean the Floor

After sanding, sweep or vacuum the floor again with a broom or vacuum cleaner to remove any dust that results from sanding. Be sure to remove all the dust and that the surface of the floor is smooth before painting. Any dust left un-cleaned will be visible after painting and make the linoleum floor tiles look lumpy.

Step 4 – Apply Oil-Based Primer

Apply a thin layer of oil-based primer as a base coat on the linoleum floor tiles with a paint brush. This type of primer is more durable than water-based primer. Allow it to air dry.

Step 5 – Paint the Floor

After the base coat is dry, proceed to paint the floor with your desired color. Paint at least 2 layers. Allow the paint to dry after each layer before painting a new one.

Step 6 – Finish the Floor

After the paint is dry, paint the linoleum floor tiles with at least 2 layers of varnish or clear coat. Allow each layer to dry before painting a new layer.

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