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How to Paint a Hardwood Floor with Tile Stencils

DIY Tutorial: How to Paint a Hardwood Floor with Tile Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Do you have a hardwood floor that’s seen better days?? We see plenty of wood floors that are aging from being well loved, but refinishing wood floors can be pretty expensive and time consuming! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Floor Stencils can really transform a hardwood floor, even if it is varnished. Floor Stencils provide immediate gratification and an instant facelift to old, worn surfaces. Stenciling a wood floor is a fabulous solution that can add color, charm, and plenty of visual punch. No need to roll out the carpet! In this DIY tutorial, we will show you how you can use Tile Stencils to add a pretty, custom pattern on worn wood floors.

Supplies:

Step 1: Create the following Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® custom color mixes

  • Base color: 1 part Paris Grey + 1 part Old White
  • Dark grey: 1 part Paris Grey + 1/3 part Graphite
  • Medium grey: 1 part Paris Grey + 1 part Graphite

DIY Tutorial: How to Paint a Hardwood Floor with Tile Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 2: Clean your floor and remove any dust. Use the nylon roller to paint the floor with the base color. Let dry. Paint a second coat if needed for complete coverage and let dry.

Step 3: Center align the stencil with one of your walls. Secure the stencil with painter’s tape.

DIY Tutorial: How to Paint a Hardwood Floor with Tile Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 4: Use the stencil brushes and the Chalk Paint® mixes to paint the stencil designs. Alternate the medium grey, dark grey, and Old White throughout the design. Remember to off-load and use minimal paint when stenciling!

DIY Tutorial: How to Paint a Hardwood Floor with Tile Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 5: Remove the stencil from the original position and move it to its next repeat. To align the next repeat, make sure to use the registration marks that are built right into the stencil. Repeat Step 4 and continue moving the stencil out and around until the entire floor is stenciled.

Step 6: To keep your stenciled floor looking fabulous, make sure to seal the deal with Annie Sloan Floor Lacquer.

DIY Tutorial: How to Paint a Hardwood Floor with Tile Stencils from Royal Design Studio

This hardwood floor now looks like a tile floor! What an easy fix! But what if tile designs don’t work with your interior style? Then you can use any stencil and Chalk Paint® color to paint your floor with the exact look you want. That’s a whole lot cheaper than refinishing… and even cheaper than getting a rug to hide your worn floor!

We’d love to see your own stencil projects! Email us at projects@royaldesignstudio.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio. If you’re inspired by this DIY tutorial, be sure to check out these Floor Stenciling Ideas:

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15 comments

  • Hi! Can I paint actual ceramic tiles with Chalk paint??
    THe floor I’m looking to do over with stencils is in my kitchen, with lots of traffic… Would it hold or chip?
    THank you!

    Manon
  • Hi Grace – You can use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on outdoor wood projects! Buy it here: http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/collections/annie-sloan-chalk-paint

    Royal Design Studio
  • I found your site while brainstorming ideas for finishing our rehab’d porch. Beautiful pictures!

    If you wanted to decorate the posts and railings of your exposed pressure-treated wood porch, how would you modify these directions? Some of the areas are in direct sunlight and exposed to rain, snow and ice. The rehab work was done last summer, the pressure-treated wood is curing for a year or two, and we are considering staining it before stenciling with a contrasting wood color.

    Thank you for all of your inspiration, and presenting your stencils as highly likely to give us the results that we want.

    Grace

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