Learn how to stencil concrete floors with chalk paint and rollers!
This tutorial was submitted by Sandra Mifsud from HOUSE OF IMPERFECTIONS – a Facebook page that specialises in revamping everyday furniture into shabby chic designs and more. Sandra is also a member of the Grillo Designs Home Decorating Facebook group which you can join here.
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- Stencilled pattern roller – faux wood grain effect. Similar can be found here
- Webster Chalk Paint ( I am a stock list for this paint in Australia… more details can be found on their site)
- Floor sealant
- Latex Paint colour of your choice
HOW TO STENCIL CONCRETE FLOORS – FOR A FAUX TIMBER EFFECT
Where my shop is located, its just another warehouse with ugly concrete floors. Here is a picture of how the floor looked before I decided to stencil them with paint.
I just recently bought 5 different stencil pattern rollers to sell and play with. One of them was a wood grain pattern which is what I decided to use to create this faux stencilled flooring. UPDATE! I no longer sell these but similar rollers can be found here.
I used Websters Chalk Paint Powder in my own colour choice and added it to Antique White from Dulux Paints (be sure to follow the directions on the packaging for direct quantities ) .
What is Websters Chalk Paint Powder you might be asking? Its a natural powder that goes into any e paint colour in any brand of acrylic paint. The area I covered using the roller measured 3m x 2m and I can say that I didn’t even use 250mls of paint maybe half!
I applied the paint with a roller starting from the top of edge of the floor and worked my way down to the bottom edge of the floor. I did this in columns as you can see from my picture below. As long as you have enough paint on your roller, you dont need to to back on yourself
After completing, I realised the paint had dried up almost instantly. I decided to leave it and not seal it seeing as it was concrete and paint is normally hard to come off concrete. I also loved how raw it looked and didn’t want a sheen to it.
However, if your floor is constantly in use, you can seal it with any floor vanish or poly just to be on the safe side! I have plans to go over it again, introducing maybe one other colour , just to give it more depth to the grain affect.
And thats it!
The easiest way to stencil concrete floors to make them look pretty! Please feel free to post a comment below if you have any questions or you can email me at houseofim[email protected]
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