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Subway Art Painted Floor Tutorial

How to paint a {subway art} floor:

Meet: Christine from
You know I love a pretty painted floor right? and right? :) So I couldn’t wait to share Christine’s painted laundry room floor. Small rooms are so hard to photograph but take a look how Christine’s subway art painted floor came together. She has some really helpful tips.
  • She first drew a rough design on a piece of paper, along with the words in certain spaces and fonts.
  • Then measured out, and marked off sections onto her floor with painters tape.
  • Christine recommends starting to painting the main word backwards because it’s much easier to move the tape if more room is needed than moving the wall or erasing paint. (A giant paint eraser would be awesome…add to list of inventions.)
Sure enough, she did end up moving the tape.
  • Let this word dry for a good 3-4 hours before working around main word.
  • Christine used pre-cut  paper stencils at Walmart. Tape down the stencils, and using a stencil brush, “tap” paint onto the floor.
(She did this a few times, but found free-handing it much easier.
  • Worried about making mistakes? Krud Kutter (also from Walmart) is amazing at cleaning up paint. Spray on, use a wire scrub brush to brush the word, and a damp towel to wipe it up. Easy peasy!
  • Let everything dry for 24 hours.

laundry room floor

  • Seal with 2 coats of fast drying polyurethane to protect the floor, leaving 3-4 hours in between coats for drying.
Total cost for the floor $70.
Don’t you love it? Super cute! It’s so fun and great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing, Christine! See more at First Home…Love Life (a beautiful front door you must see!)


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