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How do you paint tongue and groove floor board?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by veedee, 17 May 2020.

  1. veedee

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    What paint products do i need in order to do a decent, lasting job?

    I plan to

    1. Lightly sand the floor
    2. Hoover and clean all dust etcs
    3. Apply Zinsser BIN
    4. Apply paint finish

    have i missed any steps? do i need a specific paint? oil based perhaps?

    please advise
     
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    Hello VeeDee,

    You are on the right track. Just make sure there is no contaminates (Dust water and general crap) on the surface. I would recommend doing a few boards at a time them leaving it and doing some more. That's just my personal opinion. :)
     
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    Waterbased floor paints do not normally need a primer when used on bare timber. If you use BIN first, when the floor chips you will see the white of the BIN.
     
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    Water based paints don't work on anything. The only water based paint that I have any time for is Dulux Weathershield outdoor metal and wood paint Hazlenut Truffel. It's a sort of reddy brown, if you like that colour, but it goes on well in one coat and doesn't show brush marks. Any other water based paint is complete and utter rubbish. I am not suggesting you do your floorboards in Hazlenut Truffle.
     
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    Thanks for the comments

    What paints would you recommend for paint the floorboard

    Matt, eggshell or satin finish is fine for me
     
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    I am no fan of WB paints but WB floor paints and varnishes are a very different beast. They have "etching" properties and bond in to the previous coat.

    Oil based floor paints are often impractical for domestic use. Not only because of the smell but because of the extended drying time.

    Epoxy floor paints are more durable but much more expensive and bare timber needs to be primed with an appropriate waterbased primer.
     
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    Like Zinsser 123?
     
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    Painting floorboards is not a long-lasting treatment, boards damage easily with foot traffic so painted surface suffers.
     
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    Sounds like I should be either varnishing or stain the floorboard as opposed to painting

    Varnish (in particular) would hopefully offer a long terms solution? (e.g. 3-5 yrs?)

    If that's the case, can anyone recommend a decent varnish please?
     
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    If I were using an epoxy coating, I would use the primer recommended by the manufacturer.
     
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    Foxhole is correct that painted floors will suffer from wear and tear. All floor coatings will degrade in time.

    An advantage of staining the floor is that the colour penetrates in to the floor rather than just sitting on the surface. Personally I would rather use something like Osmo oil and stain but you asked for advice regarding floor paint.

    https://www.osmouk.com/sitechaptern.cfm?bookid=Products&chapter=82&page=272
     
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    I'll be purchasing some of that Osmo. Many thanks.
     
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    Hi Veedee, have a look at the Sikkens range of finishes. German engineering at its best. It’s all about the wood.
     
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    Many thanks.

    Tomorrow, I'll get myself down to my local brewers to check out the range

    Thanks for the comment
     
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