11 tips for painting like a pro


Finish your floors to make them last

To protect your painted floor, finish it with a topcoat of acrylic, water-based floor finish. This will seal the surface and protect it from scuffing and scraping in high-traffic areas. If “scuffed” is the look you’re going for, use sandpaper to scrub down through your first two coats to the bare wood before finishing.

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