When your ceramic flooring begins to look dreary and dull you can bring the brightness back by painting them.  Looking at your floor, you might feel that this is a challenging task because paint will not stick well with the slick, shiny surface of the flooring.  To make the task less challenging you will just need to put in a little extra effort to prepare the ceramic flooring so painting it will be much easier.

 

Important things that you need to keep in mind is that you should clean your floor before you start the painting process,  make sure that you pick out a paint that is suitable for your ceramic flooring, and then after the job is done you apply a protective finish.  The first thing that you need to do is check out the entire floor and apply grout to any cracks.  Now you have to let the floor stay untouched for forty-eight hours to allow it to “cure.”  After forty-eight hours, you can start to clean your floor of all the soil, molds, and grease that have accumulated there.  Use a brush and abrasive cleaners to scrub the floors.  For washing, use a mixture of equal parts water and ammonia. If the tiles have a glossy surface you will have to use sandpaper on they to make the surface a little rough so the paint will stick.  Make sure that after you have sanded the floor tiles you get up all the dust.

 

Now you are ready to use primer on your ceramic flooring.  You can use either a shellac-based or an oil-based primer.  Make sure that you read the manufacture’s guidelines before you apply them.  You will usually need two coats of primer.  Apply one layer and let it dry completely before applying the second coat.  After the second coat dries, rub sandpaper lightly over the primer to remove any primer lumps that have formed.

 

The best two paints to use on Vinyl flooring repair in Silver Spring, MD is either high-gloss or Vinyl flooring in Silver Spring, MD that is oil-based.  The reason that oil-based is better is that they not only give a better finish but also are not damaged by moister.  Start painting in the corners and areas near the wall using a brush.  You will usually need several coats of paint before you get the result that you were looking for.  Make sure that each coat is dried completely before you apply another coat.  The paint will require at least fourteen days to dry up so you will need to keep it undisturbed and then you will need to apply a floor finish.

 

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