Asked by: Maycon Leganes
asked in category: General Last Updated: 31st March, 2020

Can you paint subfloors?

As long as your subfloor is solid it can be painted. It sucked right into the wood and helped prepare the surface for paint. I used a brush around the perimeter of the room and a roller for the rest of the floor. The first coat was dry in 30 minutes, so I had the two coats on in under 2 hours.

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Similarly, how do you prep a subfloor for painting?

The point of sanding is to smooth out major rough spots and smooth any wood filler you used. Before painting, you need to prime the floor with a quality primer. The quickest way to do this is to use a roller with an extension handle and then cut in around the edges with a brush.

Similarly, what kind of paint do you use on plywood floors? We coated our plywood floor in enamel paint, which comes only in a satin finish. If you want a semi-gloss or glossy look, you can use that type of paint, but you must protect it with a layer of water-based polyurethane.

Also Know, how do you paint plywood subfloor?

How to Paint a Plywood Floor

  1. Safety. Remember safety first!
  2. Clean. Clean up all the sand and dust you created with a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
  3. Primer. When the floor is dry, paint on a coat of primer or use self-priming paint.
  4. Paint. Paint the floor using a roller.
  5. Pattern.
  6. Final Seal.
  7. Cure.

Can you paint OSB subfloor?

Using oil-based paint is essential. Just painting the OSB like you would paint plywood will leave the OSB rougher and the paint will bleed through regular primer, while using water-based paint causes the OSB to peel over time, making it look unattractive and requiring regular maintenance.

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