Asked by: Profira Karimi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th February, 2020

Should I seal my painted floor?

Painting a wood or concrete floor can be a complicated process that involves floor filler, sandpaper and several coats of paint; so once it's done, you don't want to have to redo it. Giving your painted floor one or two protective clear coats can make the finish last longer and also keep it looking its best.

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Simply so, should I seal painted concrete floor?

Sealing a painted concrete floor is an important step because it adds an extra layer of protection on top of the painted surface. Concrete sealant is available in matte and glossy finishes, giving you a choice of adding a smooth or shiny coat on top of the paint.

Also, do painted floors last? Paint Doesn't Always Age Well Stained wood floors stay looking good for 10 years or longer. Because stain soaks into the wood's surface, it wears gradually with relatively little color change. Paint, however, sits on the surface of the floor, so it wears away faster.

Likewise, people ask, can you put polyurethane over a painted floor?

Applying one or two coats of polyurethane to a painted surface is a good way to protect the paint. Use a water-based product if you're concerned about color because it won't yellow as much as an oil-based one. Oil-based polyurethane levels out to a smoother finish, although it takes several hours longer to dry.

How do I keep my floor paint from chipping?

You MUST ensure that the floor is clean, dry and free from contaminants before you begin to apply the floor paint. Create a key in the floor surface.

A Guide To Prevent Peeling Floor Paint

  1. Substrate – is the floor concrete, cement or wood etc.
  2. Colour and finish.
  3. Slip – resistance.
  4. Expected level of traffic.

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