Paint floorboard - in 3 steps to the new paint

With a new paint job, the grain of the planks is highlighted and protects the wood sustainably. The work of painting your planks should be approached with great care and precision.

Sanding and varnishing boards - a worthwhile task

On well-maintained planks you have many years of joy. It basically does not matter if the planks have just been relocated, or if the floor has been doing its job for years. Of course you have to invest a bit more work if the floor has been painted before.

Step by step varnish floorboards

  • soda lye
  • spirit
  • primer
  • clearcoat
  • steel wool
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Cloths / cotton cloth
  • Brush medium soft

1. Painted or new

A floorboard that has already been treated with paint must first be sanded. The floor must be completely dust-free and dry before starting any further treatment.

2. Incorporate primer

For the primer, dilute some paint with alcohol or thinner. You should not immediately touch the entire amount. This mixture can be worked into the planks with a cloth. You should wear gloves if possible.
But you can also incorporate the primer with a thick soft brush in the floorboards. You should not over-moisten the brush with primer.

3. Paint carefully

When painting, start in the far corner of the room and work your way back to the door. Each plank should always be painted the full length in one go before you start the next one.
If the coating is dry, you can check whether you need to apply another coat of paint or if the result is already sufficient.

Tips & Tricks

In the entrance area or in front of a patio door, varnished wood is often slippery. You can prevent that with fine sand. To do this, stick two or three evenly-spaced strips and apply the paint a little richer.
In the wet paint then sprinkle fine bird sand. Excess sand can simply be swept away after drying the paint. This slip brake can also be applied later on each plank floor.

Video Board: Interior Painting Step 4: Painting the Trim