I’ve been doing interior design for a lot of years. Sometimes I see the same place several times with various projects along the way. About 5 years ago, I was called to look at a great little building in our small town. The owner had big plans for the space and we did several designs and revisions for transforming the out of date building into a great little counseling center. Life happened and their plans changed. They moved out of the area and put the building up for sale, without ever doing the upgrades or remodeling.
Fast forward 5 years. The building has a new owner with new plans for the space. This past spring, I was contacted to help with designs and layouts to turn that sweet little building into a coffee shop. The process has been long, but over the last month we’ve seen such a transformation. It’s been fun to be involved in the DIY process of this project, especially the finishing of the floor with BEHR PREMIUM® Porch & Patio Floor Paint.
For this project we used BEHR PREMIUM Porch & Patio Floor Paint – Low-Lustre Enamel and selected the Slate Gray color, which I found on the shelf. It did not have to be mixed as a special color. We chose the BEHR PREMIUM Porch & Patio Floor Paint because it is great for high traffic indoor and outdoor surfaces. At least we are hoping for high traffic in our little coffee shop!
But, let’s back up a minute and look at what it did look like. The building had an unsightly concrete floor (above) that was uneven, cracked and in poor shape. While that could have been seen as a negative design element, it said a lot about the buildings history, so it was decided that the concrete floor would remain but that it should be painted and given new life. We were excited to see what we could do with it, so we rolled up our sleeves and dove into our little project.
DIY Concrete Floor Project using BEHR PREMIUM Porch & Patio Floor Paint
It was recommended to clean and etch the concrete surface, if necessary, and to apply a primer before applying the floor paint. So, we did just that. We chose BEHR PREMIUM PLUS All-In-One Primer & Sealer, which is recommended for interior use and is ideal for multiple surfaces, including concrete.
Here we have just applied BEHR PREMIUM PLUS All-In-One Primer & Sealer. The nice primed finish will help create a uniform topcoat and base for our paint.
After applying the primer and allowing the recommended dry time, we applied the BEHR PREMIUM Porch & Patio Floor Paint in the Slate Gray color. We used a 3/8” nap roller, which was recommended for this product, and applied an even coat, covering the floor. Here we are just starting to paint the primed surface.
After the first coat was dry, we applied a second coat of the floor paint. The product instructs to apply the second coat in the opposite direction of the first, so we were sure to do so. It’s always so important to follow product instructions carefully if you want the project to turn out and to last.
After 72 hours, the floor was ready for normal use and it looks amazing! It was a simple project that gave our ugly outdated floor a fresh, clean look!
Four weeks after the application, the floor was ready to be cleaned using a mild, non-abrasive liquid detergent. It looks so great with the rest of the finishes that were selected and it’s holding up great too!
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